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Video Poker Ultimate X VP

Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by sette313, May 29, 2014.

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  1. sette313

    sette313 Tourist

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    Hi, I have been playing Ultimate X VP online (free) and I like it. I have never played it in a casino and usually stick to Bonus Poker at the quarter and dollar level. I was wondering what the cost per spin would be at the quarter level for max bet. ( or enough to get the bonus to kick in) When I'm doing good at quarter BP I bump up to the dollar level. I may just go find an 25 cent Ultimate X instead if its comparable to 5 bucks a hand. Are the pay scales the same as regular VP? Thanks!
     
  2. sandman748

    sandman748 Low-Roller

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    On a 5 handed machine you are looking at 12.50 per bet. It's essentially double that of regular VP. I don't think its offered at less than 5 handed.
     
  3. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    As sandman said, it's double the price of regular VP per line. And it's a multiline game. But you definitely can find 3-play as well as 5-play or 10-play.

    So 3-play quarters is $7.50 per round. 10-play nickels is $5 per round, 3-play nickels is $1.50, and so on.

    As far as Bonus Poker goes, this would be my suggestion if you were on the Strip. Unfortunately, I would assume your practice game is "full pay", which is 7/5 Bonus for Ultimate X (~99.2%-99.3% with Ultimate X strategy). The only "full pay" Bonus Poker w/Ultimate X on the Strip that I know of is at Flamingo and Harrah's for dollars (minimum $30 per round). Off strip it is at the 50c level at Palms (minimum $30 per round). If you would make it off the strip, I would suggest playing 8/6 JoB, or 9/6 DDB w/Ult X at South Point for quarters instead.

    Fortunately, there are a few places I know of on the Strip where the game is 6/5 Bonus (~98.1-98.2% with proper strategy) and this exists for as cheap as nickels! I found these games at Cosmo on the regular Ultimate X machines and Harrah's on the "All Star Poker II" machines that had 5c, 10c, and 25c denominations on them.

    As far as proper Ultimate X strategy, it's not quite the same as regular VP because earning future multipliers is worth something too. For example, 3 to any flush is better than garbage. Here is the suggested 7/5 Bonus strategy that should also work well for 6/5.

    http://wizardofodds.com/games/video-poker/strategy/ultimate-x/bonus-poker/

    http://wizardofodds.com/games/video-poker/tables/ultimate-x/
     
  4. DNA

    DNA Low-Roller

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    Love Ultimate X, sometimes I think to much. Haha. Started playing it about a year ago in local Michigan casino's. Nickels 3 play and then moved up to dimes. Tried quarters but wow can it go fast when not hitting and went back to dimes. Have actually hit the Royal on it 1 time so far.
     
  5. NickyDim

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    I love Ultimate X also. I like playing Bonus poker. There is nothing like getting paid 120 coins on two pair.
     
  6. JosieCat

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    Yes, I stayed at NY NY hotel last year, and while I loved the hotel, I did kind of quickly get bored with the selection of slots - so I decided to give Ultimate X a try. Quickly became hooked and 2 hand-pays later, I was really hooked :) I mostly played 3 hand quarters, but early in the mornings I would play 5 hand dimes as well.
     
  7. sette313

    sette313 Tourist

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    Thanks very much! :)
     
  8. Gofaster87

    Gofaster87 Low-Roller

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    Just remember Ultimate X is like most vp carnival games, very volatile. Ive seen people lose a weeks bankroll in one day on that game even though it was full pay.
     
  9. billyinpg

    billyinpg Low-Roller

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    LOL you must have been watching my girlfriend last July at TI. She is still beating herself up over it LOL.
     
  10. VPDana

    VPDana Low-Roller

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    I play my share of Ultimate X ~ but only nickel, three hands for $1.50 total. It can suck up the money, but a good hit is FUN !!!
     
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