The era of Full Pay Deuces Wild has officially come to an end.

Last week, VPFree2 reported that Sam's Town made a notable change by removing its bank of 100% machines featuring full-pay Deuces Wild. Unfortunately, this means that the casino no longer offers this highly favorable game to its patrons. However, all hope is not lost, as there is still a decent option available for video poker enthusiasts at Sam's Town. The best game remaining is a 9/7 Double Bonus Poker progressive, which boasts a tempting $1500 royal flush reset. While it may not be as advantageous as the previous machines, this game still presents a chance for players to test their luck and potentially win big.

In the vast expanse of video poker games listed in the VPFree2 database, Sam's Town stood tall as the proud possessor of the final bastion of full-pay Deuces Wild. With Nevada being renowned for hosting top-notch video poker games, it is plausible to assume that this particular gem held the distinction of being the last of its kind on the entire planet.

Last year, Arizona Charlie’s Boulder made a decision to eliminate its bank of 100% machines, which featured games like full-pay Deuces Wild and Joker Poker. Similarly, earlier this year, Arizona Charlie’s Decatur followed suit and removed their own bank of such machines.

The decline of Deuces Wild paying full in January 2019 can be traced back to Skyline Casino on Boulder Highway. At this establishment, they offered $0.25 games where players could bet up to 10 coins per hand. Interestingly enough, these particular games were essentially the $0.50 version of Deuces Wild. What made them unique was the fact that they were part of the Deuces Wild Corral, an area dedicated to old coin-operated games.

Over the years, the room became increasingly occupied by teams, each claiming their own space. It wasn't uncommon to see players monopolizing two or even three machines at once. Skyline, however, grew weary of this trend and decided to make a change. They made the bold move of reducing the pay tables on the games that were falling below the 100% mark.

There are countless better opportunities out there for those who are looking to make a living off of the old coin games or any other $0.25 Deuces Wild, as they tend to be quite slow and not advantageous for skilled players. An individual seeking to maximize their earnings and become an advantage player would be wise to explore alternative options. Luckily, there is a Twitter account that regularly posts numerous examples of these superior opportunities multiple times per week.

In Downtown Grand, back in 2019, they introduced a fantastic addition to their repertoire of video poker games: full-pay Deuces Wild, which could be played up to the $2 denomination. However, the excitement was not destined to last long. Just a week or two later, the unfortunate downgrades began to take place. It didn't take more than a couple of months for the disheartening reality to hit home - all the once generous 100% video poker options had disappeared from the premises of Downtown Grand.

During the latter part of 2019, all of Station Casinos' properties made a decision to discontinue their full-pay Deuces Wild games. It appeared that these games had been a staple at their establishments for as long as the company had been in existence. However, despite this change, it is worth noting that the majority of Station Casinos still provide options such as the 10/7 Double Bonus and the 10/6 Double Double Bonus games for their patrons to enjoy.

Plaza is most likely home to the finest video poker game on the planet.

Plaza Joker Poker Paytable
Plaza full pay Joker Poker glass

At Plaza, you can still find two full-pay Joker Wild machines that cost 25 cents per play. These machines have a generous payout rate of 100.65% when you bet five coins and play flawlessly. However, achieving such a high return might be beyond the capabilities of any human player. The reason for this is that the strategy exceptions required to play optimally are incredibly numerous and intricate.

You'll find the machines situated near the security podium, where they wait patiently for eager players to try their luck. However, similar to the dedicated full-pay Deuces Wild strategy enthusiasts, you might find yourself realizing that investing your time in this particular endeavor is simply not worth it. Rest assured, there are countless superior opportunities awaiting you, particularly considering the fact that mastering the flawless game strategy is an unattainable feat.

What are the locations in Las Vegas where one can find video poker games with a 100% payback percentage?

Plaza offers the Joker Poker game mentioned previously, while Sam's Town also has a 9/7 Double Bonus progressive that was mentioned earlier.

In downtown Las Vegas, you can find 10/7 Double Bonus Poker at Four Queens and Fremont. The Fremont location offers this game with a dollar coin denomination. Moreover, all Station Casinos offer the 10/7 Double Bonus and 10/6 Double Double Bonus games at the $0.25, $0.50, and $1 denominations. Additionally, there is a quarter Loose Deuces game available, which has a payout percentage of 100.15%.

In downtown Henderson, you can find the Rainbow Club, which offers the 10/6 Double Double Bonus game. Over at Skyline, they have six 10/7 $0.25 coin 10/7 Double Bonus machines. At Emerald Island, they have a nickel progressive 10/7 Double Bonus game. Additionally, they also have the 10/6 Double Double Bonus game, which has a slightly lower payout for the straight flush, making it just under 100%. This particular game allows bets of up to $1.50 per line and up to 10 hands.