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Video Poker Getting 4 royal flushes in two hours - what are the odds?

Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by didyouhaveit, Sep 6, 2018.

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  1. didyouhaveit

    didyouhaveit MIA

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    Went to Harrah's Lake Tahoe two nights ago, was trying to get 2500TCs so I could make Diamond. Found two JoB multiplay machines and put $700 in one. I played 8-50 hands randomly. At about $100 left, I hit a RF. First for me as I haven't played VP for 10+ years! I then switched to the machine next to it, and put in $100. Pretty quickly I hit another RF. I was shocked to say the least. I kept playing to get the TCs. After losing $700 I questioned myself why I didn't just take the money and run, instead of trying to make Diamond (and whether it was even worth it!). Then suddenly the machine spelled "HAND PAY" and flashed two RFs! I couldn't believe it. In the end, I coined in $25K and got 4 RFs - was this my lucky night or was this average (i.e., one RF for every 5K hands)?
     
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  2. WelshBlonde

    WelshBlonde Wishing I was in Vegas

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    Congratulations! Fab luck :)
     
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  3. Wallew

    Wallew High-Roller

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    Pretty ridiculous.

    How much did you win?
     
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  4. pleasemum

    pleasemum High-Roller

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    Unreal - it was your lucky night!
     
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  5. didyouhaveit

    didyouhaveit MIA

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    Over $2k.
     
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  6. Grant1982

    Grant1982 High-Roller

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    I don't know the odds, but I've bee DEALT 2 royal flushes on a single line machine within about 300 hands. On a different occasion I hit three 4 aces with kicker for a handpay, and a progressive royal all within about 2 hours, on a single line machine. I literally sat around waiting to get paid more than I actually played. I kept thinking they were burning a hole into me from the cameras.
     
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  7. Mitkraft

    Mitkraft VIP Whale

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    I think you are pretty ahead of the odds but regardless CONGRATS!!!
     
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  8. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    Congrats!! :beer:
     
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  9. MARK

    MARK Low-Roller

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    When you win you beat the odds its that simple. Up 2k.
     
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  10. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    You didn't see you were being set up on the second win???


    Congrats, that is an amazing bit of luck. Royals come about every 40,000 hands. But somebody has to be the outlier point at the end of the bell curve, and that point is you!
     
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  11. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    Holy sh*t, Batman! (Robin did say that once or twice, no?) Anyway, amazing luck. I once had 2 RF...5 hands apart from each other. The cards do some amazing things.
     
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  12. didyouhaveit

    didyouhaveit MIA

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    Thanks, all! I felt really lucky! :)
    Wow, only every 40K hands?!
     
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    smerrian View from Bally's

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    Yes, about 1 in 40,000 hands. A dealt RF...about 1 in 250,000 hands.
    With the amount of vp I play, I should get about 2 RFs a year. One year I had 9...4 were dealt...2 occurred with only 5 hands between them. By the end of the year if I didn't have a RF one month I felt like I was rooked! :cuss:
     
  14. TJC

    TJC High-Roller

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    Actually, the likelihood of a dealt royal is more like once every 650k hands. It's only happened for me once. Looking forward to the next one though!
     
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  15. idtwins

    idtwins Low-Roller

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    Since nobody's over there, I'll go ahead and take the other side of the curve. :)
     
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  16. waltomeal

    waltomeal Oozy rat in a sanitary zoO

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    Never tell me the odds.

     
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  17. Kobra2848

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    I did get 19 Royals over a three day period a couple of years ago but I was playing penny 100 play VP. Congrats on the great luck.

    Mark
     
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  18. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Yeah, but finding exact odds are impossible unless we knew the exact pattern of hands played.

    My favorite from the TV show is "Holy Hole in The Donut, Batman!" :evillaugh:

    Yes, royals generally come about once every 40k hands and dealt royals on average about 1 in every 649,740 deals.

    Congrats!
     
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  19. Tonyfromjersey

    Tonyfromjersey High-Roller

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    I’ve been dealt a royal before it’s like, holy shit !! Off subject my favorite Robin quote of all times was one time he and Batman were using a bullet proof batsheild by a pool and it’s one of the few instances of actual gunfire on the show. The Penguin and his henchman were firing at Batman and the boy wonder with a machine gun and Robin lets out with “ Holy Guadal canal Batman “ a classic
     
  20. Scott Blair

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    i was playing a 10-play machine and hit three royals in 18 minutes. They can come in groups some times. Congrats and hopefully there are more coming.
     
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