Vegas Casino Slots
Not far behind are the casinos on the Boulder Strip. Casinos like Sams Town, Boulder Station and Arizona Charlies return 94.39% of slot machine play. The Boulder Strip is the third loosest for slot machine in the country.
The Vegas Strip and Downtown Vegas are nowhere to be found on the loosest slots in America list compiled by Strictly Slotsmagazine. If finding the loosest slots in America is meaningful to you then you may want to head north to Reno. Their overall slot payback percentage is 94.89%. That mean 0.25% edge may not make it worth going out of your way.
The difference in the top three cities in America with the loosest slots is less than 1%. It should be no surprise that the touristy areas of Las Vegas have tighter slots than the suburbs. Don't forget that video poker games are included with slot machine returns. These areas of Las Vegas have excellent returns for video poker which may skew the slot returns to the upside. Likewise, the Vegas Strip has poor video poker returns that drag their numbers down.
Downtown Vegas? Well, they're still advertising slotreturn figures from 2010. Who knows. Seriously, though, Downtown Vegas has much better video poker offerings so their slot machines may not be so loose, after all. Slot machines often have some of the worst returns in a casino. Even though casinos in Nevada can legally return as little as 75% from slot machines, they rarely do.