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Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by Tuggy79, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. Tuggy79

    Tuggy79 Low-Roller

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    Hi from Scotland folks. Coming to Vegas in October. Was there 2 years ago but never played much VP. Have got a VP app on my phone now and quite enjoying it so plan to play quite a bit this visit.

    My question is do they have the mini games when you win a hand i.e Double or Nothing etc? The app I'm playing does but I wasn't sure whether it was just on the app or they have that on the machines too...

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. TDB Aces

    TDB Aces Tourist

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    I think that all video poker machines made by IGT have this feature but it is almost always turned off or disabled. You may try this: Play video poker at a bar top machine. Ask the bartender to send a slot tech to your machine. Ask the slot tech to activate the "double down" feature. It is very easy for them to turn this feature on or off. Good Luck !
     
  3. BadKarma

    BadKarma Low-Roller

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    I think this option is mostly in the dowtown/Fremont Street casino's. It's quite popular there.
     
  4. Don the Dentist

    Don the Dentist Tourist

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    It is on the VP machines at the Fremont (downtown).
     
  5. Tuggy79

    Tuggy79 Low-Roller

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    Ok thanks for that folks. 5 weeks today I will be there :D
     
  6. jamesxnj

    jamesxnj VIP Whale

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    It's there in Atlantic City..I use the 'don't ask me again' feature to disable..It just seems the machine knows to remember where you last picked from or will give you low cards and 'easy' winners a couple times then pound you with a face card.
    Gotta keep the winning hand in VP or go play War at a table game IMO.
     
  7. M0rtyC

    M0rtyC Low-Roller

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    I forget if it was the wizard of odds who summed double or nothing up best....

    So you finally win a hand and now you're going to give the house another shot at your money? I don't think so!
     
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  8. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Nah, the Wizard of Odds's opinion is stated at the top of this page.

    http://wizardofodds.com/ask-the-wizard/video-poker/double-up/

    If the base game is negative return, feel free to double up if you can handle the variance is basically his stance. And I agree.

    As far as machines that offer the double up, it's starting to make a comeback after the "double up bug" exploit. I am bad about paying attention of which casinos have it though. I can take or leave the option.
     
  9. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

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    I always decline those. You can't tell what the odds are, unlike regular video poker.

    LOL, a long time ago at the old Casino Omaha (which used to have it enabled on all machines), somebody had marked "F*ck No!" on the button that corresponded with the "No" button on one of the machines.
     
  10. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Nevada law and many other states require a "double up" feature to be a 100% return to the player. It's not explicitly stated in Nevada, but it is implied from Sec. 14.040 2 (b) of NGC regulations ("live game correlation") and the inherent rules of the feature.