Computers were down when I arrived, so check in was delayed and I couldn't check my B-connected points. I assume this is rare. The room was as good as most and better than some. I slept well there, which is saying something. I played mostly dollar 9/6 progressive JoB at the bar near the sports book. Most of the machines were silent, but I found one at the back side of the bar that signaled winning hands. Machine was comfortable, staff was friendly and I had a good (and successful) time.
My wife and I have been playing low limit video poker at this casino for many years. During that time they have always had a section with at least one bank of 100% payback machines with games like full pay deuces wild, 10/7 double bonus and 10/6 double double bonus. Recently we were there and found that the section with these machines has been ripped away and most of the machines had been taken off the floor. The 10/6 DDB is no longer there and this was the only game that my wife and I enjoyed playing. Needless to say we are NEVER playing there again! We will continue to visit Fiesta and casinos like Green Valley Ranch where excellent video poker continues to be offered!
I have always enjoyed playing at ST until very recently. The comps have been cut on the FPDW measurably since January or February of this year(in half and no multipliers). The cocktail waitresses are excellent and I have always had fair success there with video poker until recently. When I say "recently" I mean from Sept. to now. In August I hit 13 royals there and a couple other places during a three week period. Unbelievable luck, for the most part, but I do know how to play at a close to perfect rate.Since then, nada. No royals although I have seen many hit (usually next to me). Deuces have dried up to nothing although I have seen many sets hit. It does make one a bit paranoid. I have also seen many players that used to play regularly stay away. Has any body else had a similar experience? I have had over 200 incidences where the last card dealt would have made a royal. I realize this is within the realm of slight probability but gee whiz, just not very likely at all. Bottom line, this provokes the question as to whether or not some players are actually playing with the same odds as others? Win too much and you are put on a "naughty list" and taken care of. Is that possible?