Wizard
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July 7th, 2014 at 2:45:07 PM permalink
I've got a lot of new stuff in the pike. I was disappointed I didn't get any comments about my Jackpot blog entry but I'm going to fish for comments again on my Amaya software review.

These software reviews are incredibly time consuming to write. I started this in early May and am just now dotting the i's and crossing the t's. As always, I welcome all comments, questions, and especially corrections.
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July 7th, 2014 at 4:01:40 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I've got a lot of new stuff in the pike. I was disappointed I didn't get any comments about my Jackpot blog entry but I'm going to fish for comments again on my Amaya software review.

These software reviews are incredibly time consuming to write. I started this in early May and am just now dotting the i's and crossing the t's. As always, I welcome all comments, questions, and especially corrections.



Really good report. FWIW, Amaya made a licensing agreement with then-SHFL in Dec. 2012 as their 10 year exclusive table games content provider. Also, Amaya bought Pokerstars/Full Tilt Poker operations 3 weeks ago in a huge-dollar transaction. Some more info on both might be worth working in.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/darrenheitner/2014/06/19/how-a-4-9-billion-purchase-of-pokerstars-could-change-online-poker-in-america/

http://www.gamingintelligence.com/business/18742-shfl-signs-exclusive-us-distribution-deal-with-amaya

I'm confused about the BJ Micro game that pays 6:5. Below in the bullet points, you say BJ pays 1.2, which is 6:5 in decimal, but then the suited BJ pays 2, so isn't 6:5 a bit inaccurate (on the low side, as a minimum payment)? I'm guessing you took the suited 2:1 into consideration on the HE, but it's weird the way they display it, and it seems to me that when you comment on the 6:5 the suited pay should be noted in that sentence.
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July 7th, 2014 at 4:34:37 PM permalink
Excellent review Wizard, just a question on the Caribbean Stud progressive. Is the progressive linked to all the casinos or does each online casino have their own progressive jackpots?
And if they are linked how is the payout made, does Amaya hold all the funds from the $1 bet with the online casinos receiving commission from each bet.
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July 8th, 2014 at 12:40:55 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I've got a lot of new stuff in the pike. I was disappointed I didn't get any comments about my Jackpot blog entry but I'm going to fish for comments again on my Amaya software review.



Sorry about that, at least the Pony Express Deuces paytable was okay.

It's a tough sell, it's a small town in the Mountain Timezone with a few casinos (I wouldn't even call three of them that) that have a bunch of s***ty Rules and VP paytables, I enjoyed reading it, though, just didn't have anything to contribute.
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July 8th, 2014 at 4:02:22 AM permalink
Very thorough review on the Amaya Software. i enjoyed reading the breakdowns of all the games, especially the video poker. Thanks for the great information.
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July 9th, 2014 at 10:22:03 AM permalink
Thanks for all the comments. Regarding the Micro-Limit game, I just clarified it to say that unsuited blackjacks pay 6 to 5 and suited blackjacks pay 2 to 1. That averages to 7 to 5, or 1.4, FYI. The house edge took all rules under consideration.
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