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Video Poker Ultimate X Poker

Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by grosx2, Jun 10, 2013.

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  1. grosx2

    grosx2 VIP Whale

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    Saw a few pics posted by a fellow VMBer of some nice hits on Ultimate X Poker. I wasn't familiar with the game, so I played it online and it's a lot of fun.

    According to the website ultimatexpoker.com, most strip casinos have 2-4 machines. I'm wondering what the denomination and pay tables are like, specifically for CET properties. Is it available at the nickel and dime levels? Or only quarters and up?

    Any decent pay tables? According to the Wizard's site, even 6/5 BP has a return of over 98%. Any info would be great. Thanks...
     
  2. tringlomane

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    Not positive since I didn't do a scan of CET for Ultimate X because that game is simply too swingy for my taste, unfortunately, because the minimum bet to play the Ultimate X feature will be 30 credits. I have occasionally played it at Hollywood St. Louis for 2c a credit...lol Many, many casinos just dump on Ultimate X because the high variance of the game helps hide the fact you're playing a bad paytable. And along with machines actually labeled Ultimate X, they also exist on certain multigame units like SuperStar Poker, All Star Poker II, and even ones with digital displays that write "Multi Game" on them.

    6/5 Bonus is likely wishful thinking at any CET property, however, even for properties outside of Vegas. One of your better bets may be 8/5 DDB, but I'm not even sure if the machines will be 8/5 DDB. They may be 8/5 DDB for quarters, and 7/5 for nickels or dimes.

    Unfortunately I'm not tons of help here other than, they'll have it for nickels at some CET locations. More specifically, Caesars, Flamingo, Harrah's, and Quad have it for nickels. Paris, PH, and Rio are quarters and up only.

    http://www.totalrewards.com/SlotFinder.do?action=slotGroupDetails&groupName=Ultimate%20X%20Poker

    I didn't check the paytables there either, but I would also take a look at Cosmo. I could possibly see them offering 6/5 Bonus.

    If you are willing to gamble for quarters ($7.50 per round), there are good 9/6 DDB machines (99.7% for triple play) at Hard Rock and South Point. Palms also have them, but for 50c a credit. :(

    http://www.vpfree2.com/casino/hard-rock-hotel-casino
    http://www.vpfree2.com/casino/palms
    http://www.vpfree2.com/casino/south-point-hotel-casino-spa

    The game has some odd strategies though thanks to the multipliers since the game rewards straights and flushes with high multipliers. For example, 3 to a flush is better than garbage. 3 to a flush with one or 2 high cards is better than just the high card(s). QJT is better than QJ. Playing standard video poker strategies will cost players even more, which makes this such an awesome house game in most cases. :grrr: Some strategies tailored to this game variants can be found here.

    http://wizardofodds.com/games/video-poker/tables/ultimate-x/
     
  3. grosx2

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    Thanks for another great post, you are the guru of VP info! :nworthy:

    I was gonna PM you my question at first, but figured others could benefit if I posted it on the board. :beer:
     
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    Caesar's Palace has 7/5 Bonus Super Times Pay Spin Poker (98.3%) at the .25 and .50 levels. Played them last week and worked out pretty well.
     
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    Thanks for the tip, that's one game I'm definitely looking forward to checking out on my July trip. Tringlomane mentioned in an earlier thread that PH actually has 7/5 STP BP at the nickel and dime levels, where I would be comfortable playing 10 lines. At the quarter level I would probably stick to 3 lines, maybe bump it up to 5 if I was REALLY feeling lucky.

    Over the past few years, I've made an attempt to get into VP, practiced proper strategy online, etc....I just always found it a little boring. Since joining this board, I've learned about all the different variations (Spin, STP, Ultimate X, etc) and they seem like a great way to increase the entertainment value of VP while still providing a far better return than slots. I'm primarily a table games player, but on my upcoming trip I plan on allocating a much more significant chunk of my gaming time/budget to trying out different VP games.
     
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    Good to know!

    At this point, now I wonder if most CET Vegas properties have 7/5 BP w/STP for quarters. I'm too poor to play multiline quarters, so I basically have just seeked out nickel units in the past. For quarters or less, 7/5 BP w/STP will almost certainly be the best non-progressive machine available at any CET Vegas property, unfortunately. Still a far cry from Gold Coast's 9/6 JoB w/STP for quarters, but it could be worse I guess.
     
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