1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

2 Royals same machine same game

Discussion in 'Vegas Trip Reports' started by The Gambler, Apr 4, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. The Gambler

    The Gambler Newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2010
    Messages:
    3
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    70

    My Trip Report

    Last Thursday at the Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, I had the unexpected. 2 Royals on the same machine playing the same game, $ 2 DDB. It seemed like fate. I had played QQ DDB for about 5 hours and still lost even though I hit 21 DDB QQ and 5 natural quads. The problem was none of the quads were worth more than 400 credits. I took a break and went to have dinner with wife.

    After dinner I went back to bank of machines by the $ 1 progressive to play. After playing two hundred $ dollars through the first machine in bank, I couldn't get the machine to take any more money. So I moved to the second machine and the same thing happened. It wouldn't take my money. I then moved to third machine and still no luck. So I moved to machine number 4 where I lost a great deal of money the previous Saturday to play. After playing for about an half hour, I hit 4 threes and then shortly thereafter I am dealt the king - jack of clubs. I hit the deal button and low and behold the other three pop up for a $ 8000 royal. I still have about 500 credits and continued to play.

    About 45 minutes later I am dealt the Ace, King, Queen of spades and the King of Diamonds. It goes through my mind that I can't hit another Royal that soon so I hold the pair of Kings and the ten, jack of spades pop up. I am devastated to say the least. Now I don't whether I would have hit the deal button at exactly the same time, but the way I hit the hold cards it is possible. I now proceed to play through all the remaining credits.

    I almost quit but decide to put another two hundred in the machine. After a few plays I hit another set of quads and thought about quitting again but what the heck let's see what happens. A few hands later I am dealt the jack, queen and king of hearts, jack of diamonds and a nothing card. Again, it goes through my mind about hitting a Royal already, but I hold the hearts and the Ace - Ten of hearts fill in for another $ 8000 Royal. After getting hand play and playing another 15 minutes, I hit 4 Aces - no kicker. Somebody above had to be looking out for me. Fate!!!!! All hits were on the same machine playing DDB. It’s possible that I could have 3 royals on the same machine playing the same game in a little over 3 hours. I am still happy with the 2 Royals.

    It was time to go home.
     
  2. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2008
    Messages:
    5,519
    Location:
    Flusherville, Canada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    57
    That is a beautiful thing!!!

    Congrats! :nworthy::nworthy::nworthy:
     
  3. mrstealth

    mrstealth High-Roller

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2009
    Messages:
    890
    Location:
    Midwest - Sister Bay, WI
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    62
    Congrats! What a great story. A couple of observations:

    #1 - It seems that lately what I have seen is 1 machine on a bank pays like crazy (lot's of quads, big hands and often eventually the royal), while the other machines just eat and eat.

    #2 - It is normally going to cost a minimum of 400 coins to hit a Quad (although with qq - quick quads, you are spending 1 extra coin per hand, but quads are supposed to come twice as often) so as you stated, if you only hit 1 small quad, or worse yet no quads, you are losing between 150 (the 400 coins it cost to hit the quad minus the 250 coins you win) to 400 coins (if you hit no quad) for each 4 of a kind. Therefore, the longer you play and do not hit a premium quad (Aces, 2, 3, 4's or hand with a kicker) you need sufficient bankroll for the denomination of game you are playing to keep you going.

    #3 - Variance can be your enemy or your best friend. In your case it was your friend as you were on the right side of it.

    #4 - While it has never happened to me, I have seen back to back royals twice - that is, the attendant paid off the first royal, and when the player went to play off the royal hit another one.

    The best that has happened to me is while waiting to get paid on a royal, I leaned over and plaid the machine next to it and hit a royal on that one as well (too bad it was only Quarters!).

    Anyway, congrats!
     
  4. Reed

    Reed High-Roller

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2008
    Messages:
    578
    Location:
    East Central IL
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    11
    :clap: Nice work!
     
  5. gwenshack

    gwenshack Tourist

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Messages:
    115
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    75
    Wow, that's awesome! Congrats!! :thumbsup:
     
  6. Motorhead168

    Motorhead168 MIA

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Messages:
    912
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    10
    "It was time to go home."

    Perhaps for today, but they know they'll get it all back eventually.
     
  7. Joe

    Joe VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Messages:
    11,333
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    175
    Excellent! The kind of thing I dream about:nworthy:
     
    Christmas
    My wife's birthday
  8. Jimbucc

    Jimbucc VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2003
    Messages:
    1,692
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    45
    Congratulations on a great run. Fate seemed to put you at that particular machine. This is why I always play off the excess after a win. I see many people hit quads and immediately hit the cash out button. I always play the chump change down to an even number that I am comfortable with. I have hit quads many times within the next ten hands or so. I never had that kind of luck with royals, however.

    How is the Hollywood Casino now days? The last time I was there it was still The Argosy.
     
  9. Rusty Brass

    Rusty Brass Tourist

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2003
    Messages:
    16
    Congrats on an impressive run!
     
  10. The Gambler

    The Gambler Newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2010
    Messages:
    3
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    70
    Jim

    Hollywood is still the best casino in Southern Indiana for V/P. From the in side you can't tell it from a Vegas casino. However, they have been down grading pay tables over the past year. The hand writing is on the wall. Before long they will be like the strip.

    The Gambler
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.