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Video Poker Penance

Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by jimboguy, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. jimboguy

    jimboguy Blubbery Whale

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    I'm posting this in hopes of atoning for my sin. For it was only post hoc that I realized I should have only held the Aces rather than the entire dealt full house. Forgive me, father.

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  2. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    For shame! Lol

    I swear I kept seeing Queens full there myself and thought you misread it. :oops:

    I've never converted breaking Aces full, fwiw.
     
  3. remmerde

    remmerde Low-Roller

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    Good thing these machines don't have a rabbit hunt feature.
     
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  4. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    Say three Buffalo!!!!s.
     
  5. ducc

    ducc Tourist

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    Usually a no brainer, for me anyways to throw away the queens. Only losing 30 credits per hand for a chance at a 1955 credit p/h boost, but since theirs an 8x multiplier it make the decision a little tougher. 240 credits per hand or 15640 p/h credit chance. Either commit sin or curse win/when.
     
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  6. irishdave

    irishdave VIP Whale

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    I know all the math, but there's no downside to preserving a $270 win on a $4.50 bet!
     
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  7. flyguyfl

    flyguyfl Low-Roller

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    FWIW I would have done the same unless I was up quite a bit.
     
  8. remmerde

    remmerde Low-Roller

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    Don't take this personally, but NO NO NO NO NO. You must look at this as a $37 dollar mistake each time you do it. Forget about the "well, I'll take the $270 because odds are I'll just end up with only a $90 win."

    If I was sitting next to you, I would have gladly handed you the $270 to let me play out the hand for myself. EVERY TIME.

    There's no justifying making this play.
     
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  9. ducc

    ducc Tourist

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    Yeah. I never though about doing that. I've seen some horrible plays on vp maybe before the person commits I could offer the win. How many of you would pay $270 for a guaranteed $90 w/ a chance at 12k? All day every day for me. But how would a casino handle that situation. You know the person you paid is going to be pissed if you hit.
     
  10. adbynot

    adbynot High-Roller

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    I would ask that player to step aside, insert my card for the redraw and let the eye in the sky sort it out if there is a problem going forward.
     
  11. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    If the follow up question is about who gets the W2-g.... been there many times. I just hand them MY card and ID when they come over. Had many hand pays with my wifes card in the machine.

    My normal mode is put ID and Players Card on the machine and then move to another machine. Sometimes I hold he ID and Card in my hand and then sit across the aisle. I love to watch people try to play that machine - which of course will not take their money.
     
  12. TIMSPEED

    TIMSPEED !địt mẹ!

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    I almost had the same hand Jim...the final six was the multiplier and I told my wife it that 3rd ace comes up to make aces full, I'm holding thr three aces snd going for it.. but as you csn see had to play it right...
     

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  13. jimboguy

    jimboguy Blubbery Whale

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    I saw that hand in your trip report, Tim. I'm still disappointed in myself for not recognizing the need to break the full house, but I did get this later in my trip...
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  14. imwired

    imwired Low-Roller

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    I had a hand like that - full house with 3 aces. I asked the stranger next to me what he'd do. He said hold it and proceeded to hold the full house and press deal for me. Annoying. I didn't ask him to make the decision for me.
     
  15. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    That's weird. I would immediately say "what are you doing?" if he began touching my machine without permission.

    And nice multiplier hit @jimboguy ! Been quite a while since I had a 10X quad in the game.
     
  16. imwired

    imwired Low-Roller

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    He was pretty fast for an old guy. I never thought he was going to press deal. Kind of pissed me off but he meant well. Guess I won't ask for opinions from strangers again.
     
  17. TIMSPEED

    TIMSPEED !địt mẹ!

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    you're a woman right?
    Old men do weird shit to women in casinos...
    If someone did that to my machine, I'd of immediately called security and had him removed from the casino; what he did basically amounts to theft inside a Nevada casino.
     
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  18. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    I'm not sure if "theft of your expected value" would hold up in court. But it's enough to get him booted if requested.
     
  19. OddsWrkin

    OddsWrkin Tourist

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    The first time I hit the ACE$ Bonus, I had to break up Aces of Jacks.

    That was fun!
     
  20. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    ooops...my bad....