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Video Poker vp shuffle

Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by winner, Sep 7, 2012.

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  1. winner

    winner Low-Roller

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    i don't recall if this has been asked before or not, after selecting the cards to hold, is the remainer of the deck still being shuffled or has the deck been stopped with the draw cards already selected waiting for you to hit the draw button, the reason i am asking does it matter if you wait to hit the draw button or not
     
  2. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I do not know if they are already selected or not. BUT - I could not see how it would matter when you hit the draw button at all. Immediately, in 2 seconds or 60 seconds later. After all, how would anyone know at EXACTLY the right time the right cards would show?
     
  3. Joe

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    The older machines dealt 15 cards at once, 5 extra in case the double down option was enabled. So it didn't matter, the cards were already there.

    The newer one are continuous shuffle until you hit the button.
     
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    Jimbucc VIP Whale

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    Casino Player Magazine was posed the same question and as Joe stated, the older machines dealt five cards and five for the draw. The newer machines deal five and continuously shuffle until you hit the deal button. They also state that the probability of winning is the same no matter which way the cards are dealt.

    So if you are dealt 4 cards to a royal flush, you have 47 cards being continuously shuffled until you hit the deal button. Unfortunately, it's still the luck of the draw as to hitting the deal button at exactly the right nano second to get the card you need.

    I was playing DDB at Presque Isle casino in Erie, Pa. I was dealt 4 Aces without the kicker. I held the 4 Aces and told my wife playing next to me to think kicker as I anxiously waited to hit the deal button. I had 12 out of 47 cards spinning around out there that I needed and yes I got lucky! :thumbsup: I guess in my mind there is more drama knowing that the card hasn't already been predetermined for me and that I have the power by hitting the deal button at the right moment in time.
     
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    It matters b/c most people who play VP are gamblers, not mathematicians.

    To the OP, you also control your fate on the initial draw, since from what I've read the RNG is selected when you hit deal. Good news is that no one can "steal" your RF when you get up from a machine!
     
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    One morning while working at the front desk of the now defunct Queen of Hearts in downtown Las Vegas, I put ten bucks in a quarter video poker machine in its small lobby (only 8 machines I think). On my third or fourth play I was dealt four to a royal. I turned away from the machine and went back to do more front desk duties--leaving my unplayed hand.

    The lobby was empty at the time, but as some of the 'regulars' approached I proudly pointed out my machine that was just one card away. Most would glance over and say,"Yep, pretty close. Maybe next time." I'd say "maybe this time. I haven't pushed the button for the last card yet." Incredulous, they would look a little closer then immediately become irratated that I hadn't. "Come on, push it! You gotta find out if you won or not." "I'll push it when I'm ready."

    Along with enjoying the attention I was getting, i enjoyed thinking that this hand has probably given me a royal flush 1000's of times already (and millions of non royal results as well). After more than 2 hours elapsed, I decided, it's time. I waited untill the maid left the lobby and I was finally alone. I approached the machine hoping for that Jack of Hearts to complete my royal. I push the button. I won. I got the 4 of Hearts, giving me the booby prize of a flush, not a royal. But for me, the two hours waiting were intense, full of anticipation and extremely enjoyable.

    I, of course, was assuming this machine was not the old type, but had continuous shuffle. :peace:
     
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