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Table Games Four to a royal…

Discussion in 'Table Games' started by thecarve, May 20, 2013.

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  1. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    So…after an eternity of pairs, flush draws and complete garbage, you finally find yourself staring at the whole reason for playing VP: four to a royal*.

    Do you do a little dance?
    Cross all your fingers, toes, legs…anything else you can find?
    Rub a rabbit’s foot?
    Beg or bargain with the machine (or your maker)?
    Or is it just business as usual?

    Me, I usually pause for a beat while muttering under my breath, “BE there”. Then I tap the draw button with just a little more gusto than usual...then utter a series of expletives at that ****ing four of diamonds! :grrr:



    *If you play a game that places a huge premium on certain quads, you may substitute your “routine” for drawing with three aces or whatever.
     
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  2. smartone

    smartone VIP Whale

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    Ha! My routine, though seemingly all too infrequent" is EXACTLY like yours!!!
     
  3. Turtleman

    Turtleman VIP Whale

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    We usually fling "pixy dust" from our fingers onto the screen and then call upon Vern our Lucky Turtle to hit the button. So far he's only come through once, which was at Ellis Island on three to the Royal! A sequential at that. Good turtle! :)
     
  4. Buddha

    Buddha VIP Whale

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    Drawing to that "4 to a Royal" is definitely elusive, with your "chances" at 1 out of 47. And, I play a lot of Triple Play (8/5 Bonus and 9/6 JOB), and have actually hit more Royals drawing 3 cards to only "2 to a Royal" .... even hit one years ago holding only the Q of Hearts, and pulled the other four ... Go figure !!
    Last time I filled a 4-card set, with a 1-card draw, was a few months ago at the Rampart on a 10-play machine.
     
  5. The Furry One

    The Furry One Low-Roller

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    Do I have a ritual? .... Not sure .... I do give a little pause before finding out that four of diamonds is there as usual though so perhaps I do. I'm pleased to say that I only think the expletives though as I move on to the next hand.

    Funny how that 4d is never there when I'm drawing to 2356d, 5678d etc though :grrr:

    Furry
     
  6. walylama

    walylama Tourist

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    Whatever I do doesn't work. I've been playing for 15 yrs and never hit the royal. What ever it is I am doing at the time will indeed end up being my ritual.
     
  7. Reston

    Reston VIP Whale

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    I definitely have a ritual. First, I cuss out the machine for not dealing me the royal, LOL. Then I usually try to get someone else to tell me when to hit the draw button. If I'm sitting alone, I might even flag down a cocktail waitress and ask her to say "when."
     
  8. mike841

    mike841 Low-Roller

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    step 1: STOP
    step 2: make sure everyone within earshot knows that you have FOUR TO A FUCKING ROYAL
    step 3: make sure you actually hold those four
    step 4: let's do shots!
    step 5: no whammy no whammy no whammy no whammy DRAW!
    step 6: sigh
     
  9. Molder66

    Molder66 Low-Roller

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    Saturday afternoon I was setting in my old dilapidated lazy boy chair,
    yes the one my wife hates, with my trusty I-pad in my lap.
    My VP trainer deals me 4 to the royal. I hold them and start the speech.

    “Don’t you dare do it, don’t you dare do it”, :nono:

    it does it. :grrr:

    I start throwing a fit, calling it everything in the book.
    My wife comes running asking if I’m OK and I tell her “no, I just won $4000” and keep bitching.

    Then I tell her it was just fake money.

    Now she is sure I’m totally nuts.
     
  10. Ronoh

    Ronoh Tourist

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    On any four to royal/four to SF/trips I close my eyes when I hit draw and listen for the credits to climb... gives an extra little kick in the groin when you hit a flush or boat. Now that I say that out loud maybe it's not the smartest thing to do ;)
     
  11. raisingoo

    raisingoo Low-Roller

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    Sometimes fate/reality is as cruel as it can be...

    ...and you're dealt 4-to-a-royal, as I was, just a few weeks ago...

    ...and you hold the 4 good cards...

    ...and what happens is... see attached picture.

    ARRRRGGGHHH!!!!

    Cruel reality!!
     

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  12. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    My last couple of royals have been like this, it really makes me want to avoid playing for free unless I have subpar play money sessions. lol

    As for rituals, I tend to pause for a bit and rub my hands together before hitting the button.
     
  13. mike_m235

    mike_m235 Tourist

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    What I do is slow down and very deliberately make sure I'm holding the correct cards before I hit draw. I've never done it, but I'm deathly afraid of misplaying a good hand to the point where I triple check it.
     
  14. DOUBLE B

    DOUBLE B Tourist

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    My last 2 royals ($.25 single) both within the last 2 months were DEALT...Yes! Dealt! I have them on my iphone but don't know how to show pictures here.
     
  15. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Four to a royal only comes up every 1 in 2765 deals on average, so I think is a good idea for anyone. Many players will hold flushes or even high pairs in this spot because they overlook the four to a royal draw.
     
  16. zamboni

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    I hit my first ever in March at GVR. But there was one deuce involved. That is really a kick in the head.
     
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    flysrb Hey Now!

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    Hey Now!
    I always close
    my eyes and hit draw when I have 3 or more to a RF..same when I draw a 3OAK...
    Or if Sweet Ti is sitting next to me, I watch her reaction...
     
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  18. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    That's hysterical Ronoh!
    Any Royal I've ever had has been dealt or when I've held one card, so usually when I get four to a royal, I make certain I've he'd the four, then prepare myself for disappointment. I usually don't have the Jack, so then say loudly "I was one Jack off".
     
  19. RebelDiceMan

    RebelDiceMan High-Roller

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    No regular ritual. Just sort of like my old baseball days, I just hit it and hope.
     
  20. Rush

    Rush High-Roller

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    That's exactly what I do!

    It's a pisser when I open my eyes because I am CERTAIN it's ringing up my royal, and it's just finishing my flush!!!
     
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