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Sunday at Ak-Chin - New Hotel Tower and Aces!!!

Discussion in 'Non Vegas Trip Reports' started by MissL7777, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. tringlomane

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    They have THIS game for 2c there too?? And I didn't even know it could offer Super Aces Bonus (6/5 is 98.33% for 10 coins, so I've never seen it offered). Damn, I could have a lot of fun there.
     
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  2. MissL7777

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    Yep! Both 2 and 5 cent and maybe dimes & quarters.

    Back when they were new, I sat next to a guy playing triple play quarters. He split a full house and got AWAK on one of the lines.
     
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    Thanks for the additional pics. I didn’t realize that super times pay had any decent games on it. Last time I saw 7/5 DDB and said forget it.

    You are right about Dunkin Donuts it was 1.5:1 reward credits before not 2:1 like it is now
     
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  4. MissL7777

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    The machine @tringlomane referred to are either Big Times or Good Times Poker located along the wall facing the Entertainment Center. I usually play Super Aces Bonus.

    Some of the STP machines have 9/6 DDB in dimes and 7/5 in quarters. Before the remodel, they were located near the front entrance. Now, there are 6 located in the main (largest) room. The others are located next to the ones with lower pay tables. Before the remodel, the ones with lower pay tables were located in the non smoking area.
     
  5. MissL7777

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    Day tripped Monday to Ak Chin via the afternoon bus. Thought I’d bump this instead of starting a new thread as a place to dump my pics.

    Remodel appears mostly finished. I like how they moved machines to the lobby area, very Vegas like. They expanded the seating of the Copper Cactus Grill (snack bar) and I like how it opens to the casino.

    I spent the afternoon low rolling, taking advantage of multiple offers including collecting $88 in reward credits, and left +$120!!

    Finally got aces with a 5 x multiplyer!!

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    STP no multiplyers

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    Ainsworth bonuses

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    Retrigger!!

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    Love a quad with a 12x multiplyer!!

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  7. Luckylinda

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    Nice casino visit. You did good leaving with money. Thanks for the pictures.
     
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    Nice run! Love the Aces 5X and 12X quad hit!

    But you might want to avoid the 8/5/4 Double Bonus though. That's only 94.18%. 6/5 DDB (94.66%) is even better than that. But the 7/5 Bonus (98.01%) you hit the SF on is pretty good for a CET property at quarters!
     
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    @tringlomane come visit Phoenix there is 8/6 JOB at the bar. Don't know about the beer selection
     
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    I played a few hands of DB after not hitting ANYTHING on 7/5 DDB. I mostly play BP and DDB. Thanks for reading!!
     
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    The new restaurant might have good beer. Thanks for reading!!
     
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    How do you guys rank the arizona casinos? Ak-chin vs Talking Stick? Have you been to any of the northern ones?
    I'm thinking about hitting sedona, and i might as well hit a few royals while i'm out there.
     
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    I have been to all of them. If you are a VP player, avoid Talking Stick. Some of the worst paytables around- like 6/5 or 7/5 DDB, 6/5 JOB, etc. Best game I could find there is 6/5 BP on 50 cents, dollars. Plus if you win $300 its a handpay so the game locks up so they can get a tip. Talking Stick is nice and fun, good restaurants, just not the best odds.
    If you are looking for good VP and in the Phoenix area go to Fort McDowell. Lots of good games- 10/6 DDB, 9/7 TDB, 8/5 Super Aces, etc.
    I would say Ak-Chin is about the 3rd best casino in the Phoenix area for VP out of the 8 here.

    If you are going up to Sedona, there is Cliff Castle nearby. Small friendly casino. Nothing great VP wise. If you have time, it's worth going up near Flagstaff to Twin Arrows. Some of the best VP anywhere, and they even have slots that are 98%+ payback too that they label.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.
     
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    Fort Mcdowell best for vp pay schedules. I go the most to ak chin to get enough tier for low diamond.

    Sedona is beautiful well worth the drive. Take a jeep tour if you have time
     
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    Thanks for this amazing thread! Will be heading to arizona soon now it's getting cold up north. I've been avoiding Ak-Chin do to the construction, however now that things appear to be near completion I will be there.

    Couple of quick questions:

    (1) Is the diamond lounge still in the restaurant where it was before ? also, is it the same with the nice enree's (like sliders, etc) ?

    (2) Did they do anything with the buffet ?

    (3) Is Dunkin Donut's cofee still there ?

    And yes, you are right about the walkway to the entertainment complex - what a great addition.
     
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    We spent a night in the new tower last week. Most of the Construction in the casino is done. There are more machines than before the casino is larger and more walking.

    The diamond lounge is Beautiful and huge but the offerings are much smaller. I stopped going in after March as no longer free to me. I do go when someone takes me as a guest
    Now you Have to pick one item could be 6 wings, a small salad, half a small sandwich or a piece of cake or other small dessert. Choice changes but only one item. They put a bowl of chips or trail mix on the table and there is one refill

    It is located next to agaves, down the hall from the grill and the bar.

    The buffet is closed at this time. Some of the remodel was done now closed to finish. Evening meals available in agaves restaurant with 20% diamond discount if pay with cash. If use your reward credits no discount
    This is the newish cost of the buffet

    Dunkin’ Donuts is in same location

    Will look for diamond lounge picture think I have a couple
     
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    Ak-Chin Harrahs Diamond Lounge
     
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    Thanks for the feedback everyone. I had no idea there were so many casinos in Arizona until i started researching a trip out there. Playing a little blackjack and VP will be a nice bonus on top of seeing the scenery.
     
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    I used to enjoy going to Talking Stick. The first couple of years it was opened, I won playing both slots and VP. Now, I book an occasional pedicure at their spa and play elsewhere. I haven’t hit squat in almost 2 years and have no desire to keep trying.

    If you visit Talking Stick, go to the lounge on the top floor and watch the sunset. The view is amazing.

    I frequently rated Talking Stick higher than Ak Chin on the surveys they send after staying at Ak Chin. When asked why, I always replied “have you stayed at Talking Stick?” I think someone may have. Ak Chin is being built to compete with Talking Stick and Wild Horse Pass. The pool area and resort rooms are the next phase. I’ve heard the resort rooms will become resort casitas and they are adding a lazy river to the pool area.

    As LuckyLinda mentioned, the diamond lounge is a big beautiful room with little to offer. I plan to take advantage of my diamond bennies through the end of the year.

    It’s been a few years since I’ve visited any casino in Northern Arizona. I’ve found the slots to be generous at Matazal in Payson.

    I’d choose Ak Chin Over Talking Stick because of Total Rewards. Being able to get comped rooms and sometimes fsp and/or food in other markets is an important benefit to me.
     
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    Which Phoenix area casino do you rate as second best for VP?
     
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