On Monday I few from the North West to Las Vegas for a week stay to play video Poker and craps. While waiting for the jet in Portland, I meet two 30'ish aged guys who lived off of Ultimate X video poker. How is that, I asked. Well... They said that you have to appear like a high roller to the casinos, such as running $10,000 @ $1 play (or $100,000 play though), and if you are out of town... well you will get lots mailers with huge freeplay offers. In this case, these guys where flying down to just collect a 3K free play from a large mega casino on the Strip. They only intended to run the free play though once, perhaps 50 hands ( .50 or $1 level of play) , and fly home. They said that they travel to LV about two to four times a month to run though just enough money to keep the lucrative offers coming, and use the Airline miles from the credit card offers for cheap/free flights. Otherwise they live here in the Northwest cheaply and away from the LV heat and dust and have flex work they pick up for extra cash. They live the gamblers life of jet setting, clubbing and the Las Vegas party life. The said that TR properties is their only casinos they play in. They eat and drink in the diamond lounges for free, get club passes and other perks from their host for free. Other players I meet playing VP echoed the same to me as the guys above, that the Mega casinos cater well to the out of town player who is willing to expose tens thousand or more. The local Las Vegas people that I meet with said that they where not seeing much of anything in offers from the mega casinos even with that level of play, and tended to play at Palms, Boulder Station or the Downtown casinos. This page has the game description and a strategy guide on how to play the game for the highest return. You can play Ultimate X Here for practice Some AP strategies for ultimate X: A huge advantage can be had if you find a game abandoned with multipliers! If you see this, play one hand at five coins per line, and then cut and run. Likewise, never leave a game with multipliers on it. Some Stats: $10 coin-in on Video Poker = one Tier Credit 7/5 bonus poker @ 10 hands = 99.4034% return 10 ultimate X hands at $1 play = $100 per play ($10 per hand) You earn 10 tier points per round 100 rounds will earn you 1,000 points Your theoretical loss for 100 rounds is $60 If you know how the TR point system works you then know that perks come at the higher tiers for out of towners. ** WARNING *** Ultimate X is a high volatility game and your bankroll will take large swings. See this article Must play with Max Coin in and using optimal play strategy for your desired game. Using casino Free Play offers is a must with this game. Playing Double Double Bonus Ultimate X could lead to a life-altering moment and perhaps should only be played with Free Play.