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Video Poker Multi-hand VP: Why?

Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by FullPay, Jun 18, 2017.

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  1. FullPay

    FullPay When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

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    I've seen the glory pics and I've dabbled a bit, but obviously some players cross over to the three hand game and never return. Why? Is there a mathematical rationale? You've tripled your bet, is it just a bigger bankroll that doesn't want to go up in denomination? Or is it that you've cut your decisions by a third? Or just the added OMG of the dealt hand? Whenever I play the carnival variations that favor the dealt hand I get killed. Or are you just short of time? What is the difference between jumping from quarters to dollars or jumping from one hand to three?(If the answer is five dollars vs. three seventy-five, I get the math but not the reason.)
     
  2. jimboguy

    jimboguy My sloppy joe is all sloppy and no joe.

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    I play multi-hand when there's a variation not available on a single line machine. Examples would be Super Times Pay or Ultimate X.
     
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  3. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    For me, it's just a matter of tempering the variance of the gimmick games (STP/DSTP, Ultimate X, et al.) I never play multi-hand vanilla VP games.
     
  4. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    variety, excitement, change from boredom of one hand at a time.

    No financial reason... does reduce volatility a bit - I guess.

    Do not assume that people are not betting more than a single line. Sometimes they bet lower amounts per line and end up the same... or even less. So many different options.
     
  5. Raner

    Raner Tourist

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    marksind VIP Whale

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    For us, same reason as thecarve. There are games like Ultimate X and Super Times Pay that only exist in multi-hand versions. I see no reason to play a traditional game other than one hand at a time.
     
  7. boxofbirds

    boxofbirds Royal Flushless

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    I play multihand because of the lower variance, and because at Aria, the 8/5 dollar game I like to play is only available as triple play.
     
  8. Ty

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    Yes, a little more exciting than playing one hand at a time. But we still play a lot of single line VP>
     
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  9. BadKarma

    BadKarma Vegas Degenerate - Still Royal Flushless

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    More exciting than single line VP.
    I normally play quarters single line, but can go to STP triple play nickels and save about 35 cents a spin. Now that's fun!!
     
  10. The Rumor

    The Rumor VIP Whale

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    I'd rather play triple line quarters than single line dollars. Less volatility and you don't trigger a W-2 with a one line royal
     
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  11. DDB

    DDB Low-Roller

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    Many of the games traditionally thought of as multi-line are available as single hand on the Five Star Machines - ULTX, STP, QQ, RR, DSTP ect.

    For me I would rather play single hand dollars than 5 handed quarters. When I hit, I hit big. When I loose, I really loose. Multihand does smooth out the ride (if total bet remains the same), but to me nice winners, like quads, are really watered down with all the losers.
     
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  12. bardolator

    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

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    Same as thecarve. I play STP once in a while, low denom, 3-line or 5-line. Usually when a friend wants to, but sometimes on my own.
     
  13. Grid

    Grid Well-Known Member

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    I'm a Multi guy myself. Seems like less of a grind for a long session. I like Deuces, and the excitement of drawing three 2's and watching those get bounced into the next 5 hands up top is thrilling.

    Just try getting back to back to back to back to back triple deuces playing one hand at a time.
     
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