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markinca
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BConnected tier points for video poker

Post by markinca »

So I'm still having trouble figuring out exactly how tier points are awarded for video poker at bconnected casinos, and I can't seem to find the info online.

All I can find is that tier points are based on theo somehow... but exactly how? Is this known?

Am I correct in assuming that you'll never get any tier points for playing a >100% game?

But if I put in, say, $1000 coin in on a 99% game, how many tier points is that worth? Is there a formula or something somewhere?

Thanks in advance

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Post by onemoretry »

I have read elsewhere on line that tier points are awarded based on the theo for the particular game you're playing. But, so far, it all seems to be a mystery as to exactly what theo they use for any particular game.

I played at Main Street Station earlier this month (Nov2-5), and put through about $50,000 on 8/5 bonus poker. My tier credits did go up by several hundred, but since I failed to record my starting tier points, I can't be more precise than that. I believe I saw somewhere that it took $60/point on that game, and that does seem to be somewhere in the right ballpark.

From what I've read, I believe that a person playing a >100% game would find it virtually impossible to attain even sapphire status.

What really hurts, too, is the reduction in the earning rate of comps/cashback, from the previous 0.2% (with sapphire status), to the now 0.05%.

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Post by markinca »

Thanks for the info! I guess I'll have to stick to the crappy games if i want to earn enough points to get a free pie next week at Sam's Town hahah

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Post by Sea Lion »

Main Street also has plenty of 9/6 DDB from nickels on up, and even a progressive old school quarter 9/6 DDB bank. Add the scratchers you get for hitting a quad or higher, and these are right at 100%. On this particular version of poker, it is about $100 in for 1 tier credit. It would be cheaper to get the pie at Sams Club instead of Sams Town! ;)

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Post by markinca »

Sea Lion wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:12 am
It would be cheaper to get the pie at Sams Club instead of Sams Town! ;)
LOL, I'm with you on that. But every Thanksgiving for the past few years my parents and I go to Vegas and my mom loves to take advantage of the free pie at Sam's Town. I told her it's only like, maybe a $10 pie, but she's so happy once she gets enough points to get one. I'll have to break the bad news to her this year! :lol:

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Post by onemoretry »

Boyd has an 11X slot (not teir) point promotion on Thanksgiving Day. So, if you have at least sapphire status, it may not be too hard to earn a pie.

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Post by markinca »

Ah thanks for the heads up.. I am sapphire at the moment, but with the recent changes, I'd imagine i will never be again after this period ends. Better take advantage while I still can

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Post by Sea Lion »

The pies are 20 tier credits, so if you play $100 in slots = free pie. 1 tier credit = $5 in slot play. With VP it would be $2000 in = free pie. Regarding the 11x point multiplier, remember that it is $2 in for 1 point now for VP. With a sapphire card, we used to get 2x anyways per $1 in. Emerald card holders really got bit, as they used to get 3x automatically per $1 in. I'd let mom know that if she really wants to get that free pie, to pick her favorite slot machine and play that first. Good luck!!

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Post by Vman96 »

For VP the amount of coin in for a tier credit is as follows.

Coin-in for Tier credit = $0.50 / theoretical hold of the machine.

So for a 99% game

Coin-in for Tier credit = $0.50 / 1% = $50 a tier credit.

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Post by markinca »

thanks for the info vman!

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