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Video Poker do you keep track of number or trips to vegas/number of royals?

Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by imwired, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    My Heads-down twenty minute tourney play is just over 900 hands per hour. Knock it down to 600 for casual play, five hours times four days is only 12,000 hands per trip. General expectation is one Royal out of 40,000 hands. One every three to five trips. Sixty trips without a taste, I think I’d be playing blackjack.
     
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  2. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    Okay, so what’s half of a Royal?
     
  3. rob889

    rob889 High-Roller

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    Gf was playing next to me...I hit the deal button and held 4 to a royal and let her hit the draw button and she hit it so we're taking 50/50 credit for it. It's in my last trip report...still need to finish our most recent TR with 2 royals in the same night on the same machine.
     
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  4. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    My brother’s last dealt four he tried to get this ‘oh Lordy Jesus’ lady at the bar to press the draw button. She wouldn’t touch it but assured him that Jesus wanted him to have that Royal. I’m not sure why he was hanging around El Cortez but she was correct.
     
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  5. Downtown Fan

    Downtown Fan Tourist

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    Easy to keep track of zero.
     
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  6. jon_vegas

    jon_vegas High-Roller

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    I have had several 4/5ths of a Royal :)
     
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  7. vetsen

    vetsen Low-Roller

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    I’ve played too much 50-play for it to be at all interesting to keep track.
     
  8. BadKarma

    BadKarma Low-Roller

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    Thanks. I do.
    BlackJack has and always will be my main game.
     
    Going when it's cooler
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  9. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    I've had so many 4 to a Royals I lost count and I bet half of them ended up a flush that caused me many near heart attacks!

    And yes it is strange that the only two I ever had was by holding 2 cards!
     
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  10. Tex

    Tex High-Roller

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    The best ones are when you need like the King of Hearts to fill the Royal and it deals you the King of Diamonds.
    You see that red King flash up and you’re like :woohoo: for 1.5 milliseconds and then like :eek: :(
     
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  11. imwired

    imwired Low-Roller

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    I've had them holding four cards and holding one. You just never know. I wouldn't let anyone else hit my button if I was holding four to a royal.
     
  12. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot Tourist

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    2 observations...

    Mrs Idiot (don't tell her I said that) seems to get one every trip now.

    I have never got one in Vegas...though I was dealt a royal on a 5-play DDB in East Chicago. Does that count as 5? That would mean I have 7 (or 3 if that does not count).
     
  13. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    I read a case like that recently. A man and woman had been flirting for a few hours and he asked her to push the button on his slot. His cash, his seat, the machine jackpots and she claims it. Casino sides with her because she hit the button.
     
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  14. Village Idiot

    Village Idiot Tourist

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    There went that relationship.
     
  15. Nel360

    Nel360 Tourist

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    15 trips 0 Royals,
     
  16. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    Yes, I also read that whomever hits the button is the winner of the money...at least according to the casino.
     
    then South Point, then MSS
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    smerrian View from Bally's

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    My amount of play should produce 2 royals/year and in fact, does. One year, a little while ago, I had 9 royals...4 of them dealt.
     
    then South Point, then MSS
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  18. jon_vegas

    jon_vegas High-Roller

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    For table games, it's whoever last touches the chip. That's why a good dealer would ask a player to tap the chip bet if someone else touches it after the player before the cards are dealt.
     
  19. Tex

    Tex High-Roller

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    I read that too.
    Then I shared that with my wife and told her that’s why she would never be allowed to touch my machine.
    She then had an evil laugh and said “it’s half mine anyway”
     
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  20. Camp Rusty

    Camp Rusty VIP Whale

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    42-0

    I have never even had one in all the hours I have played Wizard Of Odds practice games. :cry: