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Video Poker Video poker big win with out royal

Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by pookie, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. pookie

    pookie Tourist

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    Fairly new to VP poker. Trying to hone my skills. Been playing .25 max job or bp seems like I end up winning $20 to $30 or lose $100 Wondering if you can have a decent payout without a royal. Mine so far is $60 win .25 BP max bet played 4 hours. I hope there is better stories than that! Would love to hear from you VP players about you biggest win without a royal . What VP game you played? What denomination? How many hours did you play in one day win? Thanks
     
  2. jamesxnj

    jamesxnj VIP Whale

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    I bounce around from DDB to Dueces Wild...25 player .Usually a few hours or more each day...Have hit some quality hands in DDB but never four aces with a kicker ..Still waiting on that...I have had several 4 dueces..So those hands (with smaller ones) usually secure a winning day.I've been playing for years and have 2 Royals ,one hit in each game.

    Once invited a co-worker to join me in AC and newbie to VP,he hits a Royal right off the bat ! Unbelieveable. GL Pookie
     
  3. Snidely

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    My wife and I switched over to DDB. My wife has been hitting quite a few 4oaks including 4 aces with a kicker twice. If you want a change a big win in VP, you have to play the higher volatility games.
     
  4. M0rtyC

    M0rtyC Low-Roller

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    If you are used to job or bp and a newbie. .... Trying to step up to huge wins might clean you out. What is your risk factor?
     
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  5. adbynot

    adbynot High-Roller

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    Played 3 play DDB for $1 @ Bellagio and was dealt 4A's w/kicker for $6K
     
  6. jamesxnj

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    wow nice
     
  7. Hyperfocal

    Hyperfocal High-Roller

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    Games like Double Double Bonus have dramatically greater variance. You need a bigger bankroll to play them. Yeah, you get 250 for a basic quad, 400 for non-bonus 2,3,4 and 800 for a basic 4 aces, but there are more 2 pair for even money.
     
  8. pookie

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    I guess what i want to know, can you have a big win day without hitting a royal? Or just small wins with a lot of losses trying to hit a royal.
     
  9. pookie

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    THATS what im TALKING ABOUT
     
  10. smerrian

    smerrian Low-Roller

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    pookie, they're trying to tell you that it depends on the game you play. If you're just playing JoB the variance is very low. That means you neither win nor lose a lot. It's like a slot machine that pays out 2 cherries all the time but doesn't have a big grand prize. You get a lot of play for your money but don't expect much excitement. If you play a game with a lot more variance...say DDB...it is more like what you are looking for. You won't keep hitting 2 cherries all the time, in fact you'll lose a lot more hands, but when you hit, you can win a much bigger jackpot. Of course, if you're playing a machine with a short pay table winning sessions will be far and few between.
     
  11. pookie

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    smerrin thats not what i was asking. I thought someone was going say they played for hours and the vp machine got hot and they won $400 or $500 on a .25 machine or $1 $5 machine without hitting a royal. Maybe this never happens, only wishful thinking.
     
  12. JeJas

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    on JoB. very unlikely. Without the royal, it's slow bleeding game.
     
  13. LVHooked

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    Any things possible on vp, I play a lot of BP and have had lots of winning sessions @ .25 (max bet) but never more then $3-400
    And only one royal, but generally it's a slow burn. The carrot to low variance vp, is the comps you can get grinding for 4-5 hours and only losing $100 or so. But you will get the days where $100 is gone fast.
     
  14. bardolator

    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

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    DDB, as several have mentioned, pays out big for 4 of a kind, especially certain ones with kickers. It is possible to play quarters for several hours, get hot, and win $400. Problem is that the best pay table (99.96%) is hard or perhaps impossible to find in Vegas. I did it once at a casino in Michigan.

    Deuces Wild has that 1000-credit jackpot for 4 deuces, which is $250, and it is also the best paying game available if you play full pay. You can find those in Vegas. I won $300 or $400 playing that game at Palms by hitting deuces twice in one session.

    Now combine them- sort of- and you get DBDW- Double Bonus Deuces Wild. I haven't done it, but that game probably has the same potential.
     
  15. Royal Flusher

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    You can definitely win big on the higher volatility games with premium kicker hands. You can definitely win big on super times pay triple play. You can definitely lose huge on both of these...

    I've had one streak on Jacks that stands out, over more than 20 years of video poker play. Four Queens, dollar Jacks or Better. I got on a quad run. They kept coming and coming. I played and played and played and got something like 13 quads over the course of an hour, hour and a half. I ended up cashing out over $1000.

    That is really rare.
     
  16. grosx2

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    Actually, smerrian gave a very good and relevant answer to the question you are asking. Your initial post asks if it's possible to have a significant winning session at the quarter or dollar level without hitting a royal, and which type of game would it be likely to happen at.

    The answer is that yes it is possible, and happens all the time. But it won't happen on single line $0.25 JOB or BP and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why. Look at the paytables....the only high payout is for a royal. You need to play DDB or TDB or one of those variations. To have a big session without a royal requires you to play a game that offers big payouts for hands other than a royal.

    If you'd like to see numerous examples of these types of sessions with pics, do a forum search for threads started by ACMike.
     
  17. pookie

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    Thank You Barolator & Royal Flusher

    That was the type of post I was looking for The Biggest Win You VP Players had without a ROYAL. Thanks to all posters would like to here more stories.
     
  18. Joe

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    Over the years playing dollar DDB I've had 9 quad aces with a kicker. Each of those is $2,000. The trip last month I had quad 2, 3, 4 with kickers, three times for $800 each and still lost my ass.

    My wife plays only quarter JOB or Bonus. If she goes on a quad tear, then maybe she cashes out a $200 profit.
     
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  19. BayouBengal

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    With jacks or better you can have several small winning sessions if you hit some full houses and quads in quick succession. But like others said, you have to step up to something like Double Double Bonus to have non royal jackpots. I've hit my fair share of 4 aces or 2's with a kicker in ddb and it makes for a nice session win if you get a couple quickly. It's just your variance is now super high compared to Jacks.
     
  20. tringlomane

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    As others have mentioned, it's quite difficult to win hundreds of dollars at quarters without a big run of quads at JoB which won't happen very often. I think I've won triple digits on a quarter Jacks/Bonus game in a couple hour session just once (I don't play tons though).

    But other games like Double Double and Triple Double Bonus will offer much bigger wins for certain quads.

    I'm sure several of the posters in this thread including myself have hit Aces with a kicker for 2000 credits (DDB) or 4000 credits (TDB).

    These big payouts come at a price though. Two pair gets paid only 5 credits. And making 2 pair happens more often than you'd think.

    Also you can add "gimmick bets" that add multipliers and other things to up the variance to create bigger wins and losses.