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Video Poker What does it mean? 9/6 8/6 Video Poker. What is full pay?

Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by samanthaelizabeth, Jul 31, 2014.

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  1. samanthaelizabeth

    samanthaelizabeth Low-Roller

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    What does it mean? 9/6 8/6 Video Poker. What is full pay? Is this something that is not offered on the strip? Pardon my VP ignorance!
     
  2. dutchvelvet

    dutchvelvet VIP Whale

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    The abbreviations are short hand for the pay table. 9/6 is "Full Pay" Jacks or Better, which returns 99.54% of your bet if you play perfect strategy. The 9 is the Full House payout and the 6 is the flush payout. You'd rather be playing 9/6 than 8/6, because you get paid more on the same hand. It gets more complicated when you start talking about different types of game. For example, if it is Bonus Poker (which pays higher on a quad) then 8/5 is Full Pay. Deuces Wild you look for 25-16-10-4-4-3-2.

    This intro video poker guide from vpfree2 will help explain some things. That site also lists the VP inventory of all the Vegas casinos, so you can guide yourself to better games. I'd also recommend a smartphone VP trainer app to learn correct strategy. There are several apps available.
     
  3. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Actually "full pay" deuces is 25/15/9/5/3/2/2 =100.76%. That only exists off strip though. Closest location to strip is Palms. What Dutch listed is "Not So Ugly Ducks" (99.73%) which is also available downtown. Neither of these deuces games are available on the strip.

    9/6 JoB and 8/5 Bonus are available on the strip, but often only for dollars or higher, which means a minimum of $5/hand.
     
  4. mdm4sfest

    mdm4sfest Low-Roller

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    Although there are a ton of good VP advice from people that have played hundreds of hours of VP in their life, I am more of a visual person. In that regards, there are tons of good instructional videos on YouTube that you should look up. This is also true for just about every table game Las Vegas offers. I found it helpful when I started becoming how self-aware of gambling strategies and what is right/wrong.
     
  5. Snidely

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    It's a crazy thing. I've 9/6 machines 20 feet away from 6/5 machines. And more people playing the 6/5 machines.

    9/6, 6/5 etc. usually refers to jacks or better (JOB) games. It gets a little more complicated when you get into Bonus, or Double Double Bonus paytables It's the same video poker game but with DDB, the more common hands pay less and the rarer hands pay more. The math still works out to about the same but it's a higher risk, higher reward paytable.
     
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    I agree, crazy. But not too long ago I was doing the same thing, just didn't know what to look for.
     
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    Learn 9/6 Jacks or Better first, and print out strategy cards you can bring to the casino with you (or put them on your smart phone).

    After you master Jacks or Better, learn to play 10/7 Double Bonus - 100.17% (available at many off strip and downtown casinos), Full Pay Deuces WIld (available at some off strip casinos)100.76% and 8/5 Bonus Poker (available at most casinos, usually dollar and up on the strip though). Wizard of Odds and VPFree2 are the two sites that every serious video poker player should be aware of. Pay tables that aren't full pay are called short pay. It usually takes effort to find full pay machines. The vast majority of machines both on and off the strip are short pay.

    Unlike slot machines, a skilled played knows exactly what to expect to get back in the long run on a video poker machine. Find a good pay table or play slowly at a bartop to maximize your drink in vs coin in :)
     
  8. Gofaster87

    Gofaster87 Low-Roller

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    There is one exception to the full pay definition. It is widely accepted that 9/6 DDB is full pay but 10/6 does exist, mainly at stations casinos or Palms. Every once in a while you'll catch it at a random casino.
     
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