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Video Poker VP Rant - Where's my Royal...WTF!!!

Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by sindustry, Feb 7, 2015.

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  1. sindustry

    sindustry VIP Whale

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    I am still new to VP, so all you seasoned VP players have probably had this very scenario many times...

    This is what I was dealt...

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    This is what I ended up with...

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    I thought for sure I was going to get my first VP Royal!
     
  2. TDB Aces

    TDB Aces Tourist

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    What an exciting dealt hand. I can understand you thinking a royal would fill in on at least one hand. I've also been dealt this hand on Ten Play without getting a royal. Sooner or later you will hit a royal, most likely when you least expect it.
     
  3. scottydoog

    scottydoog Low-Roller

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    Unlucky but your chances of hitting even 1 royal out of the 10 hands were about 4.8/1. Dont worry you,ll get one eventually or maybe real soon.
     
  4. TIMSPEED

    TIMSPEED !địt mẹ!

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    Check, and raise my friend...I didnt even get a flush or even a straight!
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  5. Joe

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    Hell, I've had 4 to it on hundred play and ended up with 5 flushes, not one RF.:cry:
     
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  6. daveg000

    daveg000 High-Roller

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    Pretty bad Pay Table for Dollars - 96.8%
     
  7. neuroboy

    neuroboy Low-Roller

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    You'll get it when you least expect it!

    Like when I held no cards here...
     
  8. mrstealth

    mrstealth High-Roller

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    yeah, frustrating isn't it!.

    Video poker is a game of Variance and huge swings, especially if you play ddb or some of the other varieties. You can go long periods without hitting 4 of a kind, more less a royal.

    For me, royals come in streaks. Last year was a very good year for me with royals - had 3 dealt to me, and drew 1 after throwing away all the cards on the deal. Hit 1 holding only 1 card also.

    While it hasn't happened to me yet, my brother hit back to back royals on the same machine. This was back in the hand pay days where the attendant would pay you, then you would have to "play off the royal" in front of them. was dealt 3 to the royal, and BAM, another one!

    At the old stardust there was a "high limit" area if you could call it that and they had 5 - $5 machines in a row. This was 10+ years ago so $25/hand was a good chunk. I was playing dollars next to the bank and a guy hit a royal for $20K on one of the $5 machines. While he was waiting to get paid for the first royal, he moves to the machine next to it and starts playing. About 5 minutes in, he hit another $20K royal - was crazy!
     
  9. Snidely

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    I broke my cherry by playing the 1 cent hundred play machine at the Palms. Was dealt 4 to a royal and picked one up.
     
  10. chess

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    Fuck thats a kick in the nuts sin.....damn man
     
  11. LV_Bound

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    You know what would have been awesome.....if they ALL hit the royal.
    At $5/hand that would have been a nice payday.
     
  12. The Stig

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    I feel for the OP I would of been mighty peeved to see that come up as well
     
  13. Kickin

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    I've never hit a royal either and have been playing VP for about 2 years. I can't say how much I've played but enough where I'm pretty pissed. I play mostly $5 and sometimes $10 so a royal will be either 20k or 40k. Unfortunately the biggest handpays I get have been for 2k. I barely even smile when I hit those because of how fast it gets sucked away. I'm worried that I will hit my first royal when I'm dicking around on a bartop quarter or $1 game. I might stop playing VP when I hit a royal but I feel like it would have all been a wasted effort if I stop before that. After all, I'm due! :poke:
     
  14. sindustry

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    Ironically, I played this game after another regular at the casino told me he was dealt a straight and four to a royal on a 10-play machine, and missed them all. I went to play this after losing at UTH and started laughing when I was in the same situation as he. Luckily, I didn't get sucked into the machine...only invested and lost $300. I then decided to allocate $300 to Cleo II and ended up hitting this small handpay during a 9-spin bonus round...


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    I've actually been on a decent roll with slots so far this year...7 handpays so far this year. A Royal would have been nice a nice addition to the start of the year.
     
  15. CJ's

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    Wow, that sucks

    Makes me feel even better after I hit my first this year

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    Nice hit... wish you could have seen that damn 30x we hit... got fucking nuthing but a 27xx hand pay... should have been 20k :)
     
  17. Lanai18

    Lanai18 MIA

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    Very nice flush Chess
     
  18. sindustry

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    I wish I was there! At least you guys got some back...always better than losing it all. Plee and I fed $1000 each into the cleo2 at mirage, a couple weeks prior to the group play...we got a small boost early on, but just went south from there. That was the most I have put into a slot in one sitting. Those multi-line slots are dangerous...all the close calls makes one want to chase for the gold.
     
  19. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    I would have rather won Powerball in back-to-back drawings than do that myself.

    And bricking 10 a row is 80.65% likely. Still frustrating though. I love how the player's card display reminds you that you must be 21 to gamble...lol

    I feel your pain, sin. I haven't completed 4 to a Royal in about 4 years at a casino. Any royal for about 2.5 years. I have had to miss at least 50, maybe 100 times in a row by now for 4 to a royal. Since I got my phone in Oct. 2013, I've snapped 21 4 to a Royal fails in a row. :( And I'm not even sure I snap all my fails. I'm over 130 quads (which I almost always snap) on that new phone as well (avg. is 95 per royal). Add the 45 quads after my last royal on my old phone...yeah, I'm probably in the bottom 15% or so of royal expectations...blah
     
  20. Landshark

    Landshark Way into it...

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    No worries.Just keep playing. Eventually, you're going to hit the Royal, and when you do, it's going to be blind luck. Yes, I hate using that term, lol. But it's so on the outside edge of probability, there's nothing more to call it, as it will likely be dealt to you. The more you play, the better your chances of being presented a Royal, so let 'er rip.
     
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