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Video Poker My good deed for the day

Discussion in 'Video Poker' started by vetsen, Jul 5, 2017.

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  1. vetsen

    vetsen Low-Roller

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    Was walking by a bank of $1 DDB at my local and see a guy with dealt 4AAAA but he's only got the 4 aces held and he's about to hit the draw button. I said, "hold the 4!!". He stops, but he's completely confused as to why I'm telling him to hold the 4. I show him the differences on the paytable. He's still not completely following but he holds the 4, asks if it's ok to draw now. I said yes, he does. Then he says, I've never seen anything like that before.

    Can you imagine? Playing DDB with no concept of kickers!!
     
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  2. JeJas

    JeJas VIP Whale

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    Oh it was you who told me to hold the 4? I hate the 4.
    Just kidding. I never have such good luck.
    Good job man!
     
  3. Richard Alpert

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    There are angels among us! :angel:
    Nice move, vetsen!

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  4. spdandpwr

    spdandpwr VIP Whale

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    Not all heros wear capes
     
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  5. D in the D

    D in the D Oldest ride, Longest Line

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    Doing some of the Lord's work right there vetsen. Nice job!
     
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  6. Sam in Ut

    Sam in Ut High-Roller

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    LOL... vetsen, you must be a super nice guy! I'm sure if I tried to help someone like that they'd either tell me to mind my blanking business or they'd deck me.. not really but some people just don't want to be bothered. nice going for helping...
     
  7. Geogran

    Geogran Whooo. Whooo.

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    Thanks for being that person! Hope he gave you a sincere thanks.
    Not a very experienced VP player here but have learned a lot from the pro's on here as well as studying and using Wizard, but still get confused on some games (which is why I play slow, lol) and if ever I'm in that position of making an obvious blunder, I hope someone like you is nearby and kind enough to say hey! I know some folks don't want anyone looking over their shoulder, but for VP, I'm all ears and grateful.
     
  8. MIA_305

    MIA_305 Tourist

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    Whats up guys. Not to experienced in VP but what would the difference been if he would have not held the 4 and drawed? Just curious so I do not make that mistake if it occurs to me.
     
  9. Mitkraft

    Mitkraft VIP Whale

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    Just go lookup the pay tables for Double Double Bonus poker and it will be obvious. The moral of the story is that there are different variants of VP with different "bonus" hands and you need to know the one you are playing or you could loose out big time.
     
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  10. MIA_305

    MIA_305 Tourist

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    Just looked it up. Definitely a difference in the payout. Thank you.
     
  11. Ty

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    Good eyes! No way I could see that walking by.
     
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  12. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    did you not know "4" is bad luck in many cultures!!!

    Tip of the hate for helping that guy out. Maybe he was going for 5 aces -LOL!!!!
     
  13. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    You forced him to get a handpay now! How rude! Lol

    But seriously, nice catch. I've convinced others to break flushes for a 4 to a royal, but hasn't worked out yet.

    Believe it or not though, as long as you always draw the fifth card, failing to hold the kicker on a dealt quad only costs you 0.17% at 9/6 or 9/5 DDB. It's such a rare event (I still haven't done it in a casino while playing DDB, I've had those hands dealt on other games though :(). The more common mistake of not holding 2 pair with a pair of face cards costs 0.43% at 9/6 or 9/5.

    But my guess is this guy does both plus many other mistakes... And let's hope he hasn't tried Triple Double Bonus!
     
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  14. vetsen

    vetsen Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the kudos everyone. I didn't really think it was a big deal for me to tell him, it's either he gets the money or the casino does.

    I never tell someone they played a hand wrong, and most of the time I don't even help someone if they ask......because even if they play it right it could seem to them that it was the wrong choice based on which card(s) come up. But this was a special case because he obviously didn't understand the game and there was no possible downside to playing it correctly.

    For those asking how much it would cost, he'd have about a 1/4 chance of redrawing a kicker which makes it a $920 error.

    Geogran - He was very appreciative and offered me $100.


    For sure! Although in this case it would have saved him by locking up.
     
  15. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    That $100 tip makes more sense than tipping the handpay slot attendant.

    You actually did something to help the player!
     
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  16. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    You are a great person. Karma will reward you!! Did you accept his $100 offer? If it was me that you helped I would INSIST that you take it!!
     
  17. kkinwi

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    Very nice of you to take the time! Glad it was appreciated and not scorned.......
     
  18. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    Good that he listened to you. I've seen so many uninformed people playing 7/5 BP or 8/5 JoB when there were full pay machines right behind them. I've said, "That machine (while pointing) will pay you more on the flushes and full houses than this machine will. It pays you 30 for a flush and 45 for a full house. It's the same game, just a better payout." Every single person has ignored me. They don't want to know. Idiots.
     
  19. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Also many players are more concerned about which machines feel "luckier" to them.

    I got a neighbor to switch from 6/5 JoB to 6/5 Bonus once on the same nickel Double STP machine. But he didn't thank me when he got 4 Aces. Either he was "in the zone", still didn't quite get why Bonus was better, or just an asshole.
     
  20. merlin

    merlin MIA

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    I think it's 2000 credits vs 800, that's a lot considering 2000 is half a royal.
     
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