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Video Poker Video Poker Tournament at the Cal

Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by xothan, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. xothan

    xothan Low-Roller

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    So I was invited to the "Aloha Video Poker Tournament" at the Cal in early December... I guess I'll go!

    Does anyone know which variant of Video Poker is played at this tournament? Thanks!
     
  2. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Typically VP tournaments are 9/6 DDB. At the minimum, I would recommend a modified strategy where you go for all 3 to a royal instead of holding a pair of Face Cards.

    I thought @bubbakitty played in one of these recently. He might be able to share more details of the tourney structure.
     
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  3. JeJas

    JeJas VIP Whale

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    I don't like those VP tournaments which give you fixed amount of hands instead of fixed time like a slot tournament.
    I usually finish those hands in one minute while some people take 5-10 minutes to finish.
     
  4. xothan

    xothan Low-Roller

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    Free tournament, free room... I can't complain. :)
     
  5. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    I didn't know this. I thought it was a time limit thing.

    Good to know. I had the offer but don't think I'll go.

    There is a "Luck Duck" $25,000 cash giveaway promotion during December that I'm thinking of going to.

    Anyone received this offer?
     
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  6. xothan

    xothan Low-Roller

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    Not I... Is it from The Cal?
     
  7. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Here's the flyer I got in the mail. I hope you get one too. There's a banquet on the 16th and they give out cash prizes.

    I never got one before but my brother-in-law used to get these from time to time. FullSizeR.jpg
     
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  8. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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  9. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty native Texan; born and bred.

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    Correct and it IS 9/6 ddb. No need to play lightning fast as it is actually plenty of time And you r right b2 sessions 20 minutes each for 3 nights and a banquet with ok+ food. Not gourmet and not buffet but free. It was fun for what it was.
     
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  10. bluesdude

    bluesdude Low-Roller

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    I think I would spend the 60 or so minutes at this tournament for a couple of comped nights and a free buffet. Go for it!
     
  11. xothan

    xothan Low-Roller

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    Since you've played there, Royal Flusher, maybe you know... What would happen to my future comps if I took them up on this offer but didn't play as much as I normally do?

    i.e. Do they still expect me to play as much as I normally do given this is a "different" kind of offer? :) I'd like to try spreading out a little to other places while I'm there... But if it'll impact future offers, then I guess I can't. :-/
     
  12. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    If you no-play, low-play them it will probably affect your future offers. You might not get invited to tournaments, for one thing. I've had them come and go at times over the years until we started playing more heavily.

    The most important thing is to keep your daily coin-in average as high as you can. Instead of only playing 20 minutes on one day of your visit, you're better off not playing at all that day, and playing more on the days where you DO play.
     
  13. xothan

    xothan Low-Roller

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    Makes sense. So it seems that you are saying that Boyd operates on an Average Daily Theoretical basis rather than a Trip Theoretical basis? If so, then I'll simply not play on check-in and check-out days and play heavily on the in-between days...
     
  14. RIRugrat

    RIRugrat Low-Roller

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    I'm going to the Aloha Video Poker Tournament from 12/5-12/7. I received it as part of my MSS December mailer but I think it's being held at the Cal.

    Hope to see some VMBers there!

    Chris