There was a similar scene at Planet Hollywood. While the selection of video poker games aren't the best there, there are plenty of machines that have 98-99% and above returns. However, when walking through the sportsbook bar, we noticed that they had one of our favorite summer beers, Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat, on draft. Since this beer is on draft, it wouldn't be available in the casino so we sat down for a few beers and played some 6/5 Bonus Poker (96% return). We have our needs.
This isn't only the case with video poker. Generally, we stay away from the poor paying party pits, too. But, not always. Yes, we want to win when gambling, but we don't live by that mantra. It's rarely worth it to us to get a 1% edge in a game if it takes us somewhere we don't want to be. We typically gamble with friends so we can have a fun time out. But, lately, when alone with no friends distraction, we gamble more seriously and play higher denominations and games with better odds.
Does it matter where you play? Will you play worse odds in lieu of a better location? Let us know in the comments.
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