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Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by rider1, Feb 24, 2014.

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  1. rider1

    rider1 Tourist

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    Hi all. I am not a big video poker player at all. Usually just Blackjack and slots on occasion. We are headed to Vegas on March 17 with two other couples. I can imagine that we will be doing a lot of sitting at bars playing VP. Can someone please explain to me the difference between 10/7 and 9/6 VP and what you look for on the machines to know what you are playing. Thanks for your help.

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    rider ....

    In video poker, the numbers 10/7 and 9/6 only tell part of the story as to which game to play. The "10" and the "9" is the multiple pay-back for a winning full-house, and the second number, like the 7, or 6, or even a "5", is the multiple pay-back for a flush.
    >> 10/7 is typically related only to "full-pay" Double Bonus VP ... a game that has a rating of over 100%. However, in many instances, the strategy can be tricky.
    >> 9/6 is a little more widespread, since there is 9/6 Jacks or Better (the best beginners game). But, there is also 9/6 Bonus Deluxe, or 9/6 Double Bonus, or 9/6 Double Double Bonus ... all different games, with different strategies.
    >> Unfortunately, you will often see many different games which ar 8/6, 8/5, 7/5, and 6/5 ... the best of which is 8/5 Bonus Poker (a 99.17% game).

    You can find more info about these different games at wizardofodds.com , and also where to find various games at vpfree2.com
    There's more to learn than you might think ... good luck !!
     
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    Thanks. Went and looked at that. Think I know enough to get into trouble lol.
     
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    There are also good online programs and iphone/android apps available that will teach you proper strategy. They will track your accuracy, alert you when you've made a mistake, and tell you what the proper play was. Start out by learning jacks or better, as this is the most basic game. As others have mentioned, wizardofodds.com is a great resource for all types of gaming. If you type in "video poker trainer" in the app store on your phone, you will find some solid free apps to download. Remember, start with jacks or better and go from there.
     
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    You didn't mention where you are staying or planning to play.

    Keep in mind the bar-tops usually have a less favorable pay-out, but better drink service.
     
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    Fwiw, if you're in Vegas playing at a bar, don't expect to ever see 9/6 ANYTHING...(RARE exceptions)
    Be prepared to succumb to seeing 8/5 & 7/5.
     
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    Staying downtown first few nights at Golden Nugget. Going to Phoenix to watch some baseball then staying at Flamingo for a few days.
     
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    Are you prepared to face lengthy periods of losses? believe me, the machine will eat up your buy-in like candy, and you will be tempted to feed it more. i am already in the red $800 after 6 frustrating hours playing at several machines(i don't sit at just 1 machine) there , with neither a straight flush or royal flush.
    Many ppl say they play for the comps, i don't know what your plan is.

    There are 2 main vp machines. Gamemaker and game king. To find out the payouts, press game info. You will see the payouts listed for 1 coin up to max coin.
    You are in luck. Visit this site
    http://www.vpfree2.com/casinos/by-region/las-vegas.html
    To see the payouts. I don't know if the stats are still current.

    Good luck.


     
  10. tringlomane

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    Downtown: I'd consider moving away from the Golden Nugget to play VP. One of the better bartop choices is 9/6 JoB (99.54%)at Main St. Station.

    Flamingo: Meh. One of the better games available will be 7/5 Bonus w/STP (98.29%) for quarters+. If you are a higher level player, they'll have 9/5 JoB with Double STP (98.95%) in the high limit room for dollars. These are multiline games, but you can set up a max line bet and only bet one hand.

    If you stick to bars only, the best Game King games that CET properties like Flamingo generally offers on bartops is as follows:

    7/5 Triple Bonus Plus (97.67% max)
    6/5 Bonus (96.87% max)
    8/5 Double Double Bonus (96.79% max)

    If you find an All Star Poker II bartop there, the games could be better or worse than these, depending on the paytables.
     
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