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Video Poker 9/6 JOB Straight Flush = 239?

Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by DeMoN2318, Oct 8, 2012.

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  1. DeMoN2318

    DeMoN2318 The DERS

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    Just got back from a weekend in Vegas and I was playing JOB at HOOTERS and the max bet straight flush win was 239 not 250. It was a "choose your denomination machine" and I was playing $0.25 denominations.

    Anyone know why they do this?

    Is it because if one was playing $5 denomination and hit a straight flush it would still be under the hand pay amount of $1200?

    Does it increase the HA?

    Just curious since I have never seen this before...

    Pic attached of the paytable

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  2. zlanga

    zlanga Low-Roller

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    That is my understanding, yes, so you avoid the W2-G on the 250 coin payout at $5.
    I'm sure that casinos struggle mightily when trying to decide if they should short a customer on the SF payout to avoid the extra tax paperwork, since it also equals more $$ in their pocket in the end!:wink2:

    I'm sure there is a slight degrading of the overall payout % but SF is a very small part of the overall pay table in the long run. Plugging the numbers into Winpoker tells me it drops from 99.54 to 99.52%
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Not sure if they are just trying to save their own paperwork, make money, or actually helping out all around. I would go out of my way to play a machine that shorted me just a bit to avoid screwing around with hand pays.

    While we are at it, I am amazed how many slot machines have jackpots right at $1200. Why in the world they do not short that by a dollar,....
     
  4. y2mulder

    y2mulder Low-Roller

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    EXACTLY.

    $1195-1199 payouts are much more attractive to the gambler, and in Hooters case....it saves a bunch of employee time from making up a bunch of winning tax forms. Everybody wins.

    Ditto with the other poster too. Every time I pass a $1200 "lockup" at work, I almost cry for the player.
     
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    h_upmann Low-Roller

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    It's a great idea at $5 (especially if you're Canadian in which case they'd withhold 30% on a hand paid $1200). I'm a little surprised the machine doesn't pay 250 coins for SF at lower denominations. However, as others mentioned, the SF is such a tiny piece of total return that the difference is immaterial. 9/6 Jacks is pretty hard to find for quarters these days. I sure wouldn't be put off by the slightly shorted SF payout.
     
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    I've been thinking and for quarters I wouldn't mind, well not to much. You're going to hit alot more flushes and full houses than a straight flush.

    I don't know why but I can go many sessions without hitting a straight flush. I've never seen that paytable before. I have seen at the Plaza about 5 yrs ago, playing $1 9/6 job, the royal was only $2500. I'm usually good about checking machines but only for the fh/fl never even thought to check for the royal.

    When I noticed that it was cash out!! I feel I'm more likely to hit a royal than a sf!
     
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    double post
     
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    Thanks for everyone's input! I still played the machine because 9/6 quarter JOB is hard to find and I knew the different pay for the SF wouldn't effect the odds much at all. I was just curious as to the reasoning behind the pay table.

    Thanks again!
     
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