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Video Poker DB Progressive

Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by DOUBLE B, Jan 30, 2014.

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  1. DOUBLE B

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    What's the difference in DB vs DB Progressive. Is the payout the same (i.e. 10/7 the same for both games if it is 10/7?)
     
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    If the rest of the paytable is identical, the progressive game is better by percentage. You want to get paid more than 4000 credits for the royal, right?

    More often though, the non-progressive portion of the paytables for non-progressive games are higher than progressive games. In that case you need to use a calculator to find the higher overall return.

    Here is an example I recently found in KC. 8/5 DDB with a 8000 credit royal (99.06%) has a higher max payback than regular 9/6 DDB (98.98%). However, you'll need a much bigger bankroll for the 8/5 game since you get less back for every full house/flush.
     
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    The difference is that there is a progressive for the royal flush and maybe some other hand(s).

    Many casinos reduce the paytable from 10/7 or 9/7 to a lower amount such as 9/6 (e.g. Four Queens on the $1 game).

    Other casinos keep the 10/7 paytable (e.g. Four Queens on the $.25 game).

    Only a few casinos in Las Vegas offer a 10/7 DB game. Most are either 9/7 or 9/6 or even worse.

    Don the Dentist
     
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    A Progressive VP game pays out a variable amount for the Royal Flush and sometimes for other top hands as well. At most casinos, the RF resets at 4000 coins, although there are some machines at Sam's Town (and perhaps others) that reset at 6000 coins. A portion of every dollar bet goes toward the progressive payouts. Sometimes these can get quite high, other times, where there is a large number of machines in the progressive and lots of people playing, it can get hit rather frequently. Many bar-top progressives I've played seem to hit around 4800-5000 coins.

    I've never seen a progressive on "full pay" machines (10/7 DB). You might find a 9/5 pay table for a progressive machine, but often lower. A progressive payout for the royal can be an enticement to get players interested in an otherwise terrible pay table.
     
  5. DOUBLE B

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    Four Queens has a DB 100.17% progressive. Does this mean that pay table is same for 10/7 with no progressive as 10/7 is with progressive.....just that RF will pay more on progressive? If this is the case then it seems that payout is more than 100.17% with progressive.
     
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    Yes. So if you play quarters, you might as well play the 10/7 progressive. I'd be shocked if the royal was above $1100 though.
     
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    I have actually seen that 4 Queens - 10/7 (.25) - DB progressive get over $1200 ... at which time, there are more empty seats, since the dreaded tax form comes into play. :Þ
     
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