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Slots New to SLots. What's 6/5, 8/5, 9/5?

Discussion in 'Slots' started by BKCallaway83, Oct 18, 2012.

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  1. BKCallaway83

    BKCallaway83 Tourist

    Sep 23, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    I've played some video poker at the bars to have a quick and steady flow of drinks coming but i have no idea what the odds are. from the forums, i see that 6/5 is bad and 9/5 is good, but there aren't that many at that pay level. How do i know what the odds are? which games are best to grind out at while i get hammered? i always switch to 2's wild are video blackjack because i'm getting killed in jacks or better $1.25 at a time. what's ddb?

  2. dewey089

    dewey089 Guru of Value

    Aug 4, 2001
    averill park (near albany) ny
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Because video poker in Vegas must be dealt randomly from a virtual 52 or 53 card deck, the paytables determine whether the game is tight or loose, so we shop around for the best tables.

    There are all sorts of games too, defined by a difference in pay table payouts or number of hands dealt. The abbreviations note the games with similar pay tables: JOB = jacks of better, DB = double bonus, DDB = double double bonus. Many times the pay tables are noted in discussions by quoting the full house/flush payouts because the rest of the paytable most of the time stays about the same in each game category.
    Most beginners stick to Jacks or Better and look for 9 in the full house and 6 in flush on payouts to recognize a good paytable and will call it JOB 9/6 when writing about it.

    Here is a good place to start getting the sense of video poker


    Here is a good place to determine the best games that exist in each casino and exactly where they are located.
    Sometimes games move before this site is updated, but generally they are still in the spots noted and at any rate this is a good place to start looking. Otherwise it takes forever to find the good games because they are one in a hundred.
    Off strip and downtown have been VP than strip casinos in general, especially at the quarter level.

    You will get killed less if you buy a computer tutor and practice in the mode that tells you whether you are playing the correct strategy or not. There are a few on the market. Dancer's is one of the most commonly used. It was created by Dean Zamzow and you can actually buy it directly from him. Good customer service if you have any questions or issues.


    In addition, many of us buy and carry cards or printouts of paytables so we can check hands as we play. You can actually download most of the common strategies for free from that Wizard site I listed. Each game will have a different strategy depending on the paytable payouts and some strategies, especially Double Bonus are counterintuitive.
  3. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

    May 4, 2009
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    Good notes from Dewey above.

    And, by the way, most people refer to video poker as VP and not slots. Slots are all those other machines that are not VP.
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