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Oklahoma 6622
Great place for video poker players
Overall rating 
 
4.2
Slots 
 
5.0
Table Games 
 
N/A
Customer Service 
 
3.0
Player's Club 
 
4.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
4.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
4.0
Food & Drink 
 
5.0
Pay tables on video poker are outstanding, the best in Oklahoma. Jacks or better pays 9 on a full house and 6 on a flush, which along with the other standard payouts equals a 99.5% return on your gambling dollars. You do have to pay $0.50 to get this return, but if you bring enough $ in case of a bad start, those are VERY good odds. I have found only one other casino in OK with 9/6: the little Buffalo Run in Miami, although at Buffalo Run you can get these odds on single quarter play. And Choctaw Durant machines are progressive, meaning an even higher return on max bet (which Buffalo Run doesn't offer). In contrast, the Grand in Shawnee pays 8/6, Fire Lake in Norman 9/5, Downstream in Quapaw 8/5, and the Winstar a miserable 7/5! Of course, video poker is a game of skill, and the casino counts on you not making optimal plays, but if you are well versed on the game, Choctaw Durant and Buffalo Run are the places for you. We've dined at three restaurants so far: the grill, the buffet and Smashburger were all quite good for dining of their respective types. We were comped a free room, and found it clean and comfortable. (The comps are earned by my wife, who plays video keno. You'll never get good comps playing video poker; the casinos want you playing the more profitable [for the house] slots.)
GH
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