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Video Poker Question on $1 JoB paytable (9/6) only pays 2500 for RF

Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by SideTrackTap, Jul 20, 2016.

  1. SideTrackTap

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    So I was at my local casino in Battle Creek playing $.25 JoB (8/5) and I happened to look at the paytable for $1 and I was surprised to see it was 9/6. Being with friends, I didn't play, but took note.

    So I went back yesterday and sat down a played a little bit. A couple hands in saw that the payout for a RF on five coins was only 2500 credits. I have never seen this before. Pic should be attached.

    I assumptions are:

    - I wouldn't want to play 5 coins on this game in the event a RF is hit.
    - Playing one coin would be ok (but boring).

    Would these assumptions be correct?

    So I guess I'm going back to $.25 JoB 8/5. :(
     

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  2. grosx2

    grosx2 VIP Whale

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    9/6 JOB w/ 2500 royal returns 98.9%

    8/5 JOB returns 97.3%

    No matter how many credits you play on the 9/6 game, your return will be the same, since the royal payout increases linearly (no "jackpot" for max coins bet).

    Bottom line, not only is the 9/6 game better, it's not even close.
     
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  3. SideTrackTap

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    Wow, the percentages really put it into perspective. Thank you for the reply!

    Chris
     
  4. tringlomane

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    Yeah, this is sorta a rare game, but it's a nice option for most traditional quarter players. Betting one coin may feel a little more boring (the machine definitely makes less noise), but you're only betting one quarter less than max quarters. So bankroll swings will be similar to 8/5 quarter JoB except you'll tend to keep more of your money with the 500/9/6 game!

    But one thing to keep in mind since the royal only pays 500 for 1 instead of 800 for 1, it's a better idea to hold four to a flush vs. three to a royal flush in this game. Most other plays have no strategy change.

    The full strategy for 500/9/6 JoB is linked below.

    http://wizardofodds.com/games/video-poker/strategy/a-1-b-74-c-1-d-0-d-1-d-2-d-3-d-4-d-6-d-9-d-25-d-50-d-500/
     
  5. SideTrackTap

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    Thanks Tring, I appreciate the reply! Learning something new every trip!

    Chris
     
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    Yes, it's a rare pay table. I would guess it's a tribe casino?
     
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    Yes indeed. Firekeepers in Battle Creek, MI.

    Chris
     
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    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    In Vegas, this paytable is at the quarter level at Binion's according to VPFree2. This is one of the better options left downtown for nickel/dime level players via betting one/two credit(s).
     
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