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Video Poker Ultimate X or STP VP?

Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by ant1433, Aug 21, 2014.

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  1. ant1433

    ant1433 Low-Roller

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    Just recently have started to play Ultimate X. I love it. The multipliers can come a lot faster than Super times pay.After Ultimate X I went to STP and it took forever to get just one chance with a multiplier as opposed to a multiplier on practicaly every basic deal in Ultimate X.

    Which do you prefer?
     
  2. ACMike

    ACMike High-Roller

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    I prefer Ultimate X for the reasons you stated, but when you hit a cold streak the money goes in a HURRY. I find you get more play time-wise with STP.
     
  3. JosieCat

    JosieCat VIP Whale

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    Ultimate X. It can be a nasty one though. I was staying at NY NY last November, quickly got bored with the slots in their casino so tried Ultimate X. Two hand pays later I was hooked (was playing 3 hand quarters). It killed me on my June trip this year at MGM Grand though. Still love it though!
     
  4. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    I tend to play a "happy medium" for me. Double STP. I'm not a fan of Ultimate X's 3 line minimum either. STP and Double STP you can adjust the lines and still bet 6 (or 7) per line.

    Also keep in mind that Ultimate X strategies change a bit from standard video poker thanks to the future multipliers. Like 3 to a flush is better than nothing for example.
     
  5. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    I love STP.

    I enjoy Ultimate X. But I’m too lazy to learn all of the strategy changes so I keep my sessions short and at low denominations.
     
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  6. ACMike

    ACMike High-Roller

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    Speaking of Double STP, I love that game as well, but I've never seen if for more than 3 lines at the dollar level. Does it exist? 5-line $1 double STP would be awesome.
     
  7. wrxrob

    wrxrob High-Roller

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    Ultimate X is great for a hit and run (just play off remaining multipliers by betting 5, not 10, per line). I can't stay at Ultimate X for any length of time. STP can be fun, but I've seen some long streaks without multipliers which makes that game frustrating.

    One game I found particularly amusing this trip was STP Spin Poker. Had never seen that before.
     
  8. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Yeah, it does exist in some places, but you're right it's not super common. Flamingo and Harrah's offers 3/5/10 Play Double STP in Vegas at the dollar level I think in their high limit rooms. I saw this past weekend that Horseshoe Hammond in Indiana offers 3/5/10 Play dollars at "full pay" for 8/5 Bonus (99.67%) and 9/6 DDB (99.48%) in the high limit room. Of course that unit wants $50 for a Tier Credit though instead of $10, blah.
     
  9. BayouBengal

    BayouBengal VIP Whale

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    I prefer STP since it's the same strategy as normal VP. ULTIMATE X requires a modified strategy that I haven't bothered to learn. Nickel STP at Cosmo is my vice.
     
  10. Minnesota3

    Minnesota3 Tourist

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    I love Double STP. Ultimate X sucks the money way too fast and requires a modified strategy as mentioned. I also like on STP and Double STP that you can set the amount of hands, say 1 or 2, but still play max coins on those hands.
     
  11. wpete

    wpete High-Roller

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    I played 5 cent STP and ultimate X on my most recent trip to Tahoe. First time I played either one. Since STP gave me a royal flush I have to say I like that one the best. I never seemed to get a good hand on Ultimate X when a multiplier came up.
     
  12. ACMike

    ACMike High-Roller

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    had this nice Ultimate X hit the other day. Quad 4s with 8x. :peace:

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  13. Jordan

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    Chronically and degenerately addicted to STP :)

    WHAT KILLS is the Hundred Play in the Champagne room at the Paris (don't you worry my little friend, even though it's been 6 weeks, I haven't forgot about you....you WILL PAY ME BACK!!! muhahhahahha :grrr:)
     
  14. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Hits like that are why people play the game. Nice one!

    Do you play all 100 lines?? What's the minimum denomination on that machine? :eek: Hope you can get a dealt quad or better next time! I can't recall the last time I got one of those in a multi-line game...:grrr:
     
  15. BayouBengal

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    I got dealt quad 5's playing 3 hand Super Times Pay BP in Shreveport a few months back. No multiplier but it felt good.
     
  16. Gambling Host

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    I love ultimate X I like the fact that you get multipliers almost every hand and I seem to get many more big pays on it. I rarely play STP anymore, and I agree with GChrome as I love 100 play, I have been dealt two royals playing it but it can eat you up fast
     
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