Thread Rating:

rdw4potus
Joined: Mar 11, 2010
  • Threads: 79
  • Posts: 6327
May 23rd, 2011 at 7:23:30 AM permalink
Does anyone know the proper strategy or approximate HE for Phil-em-up Poker?

I played and enjoyed this game at the Dakota Magic casino in Hankinson, ND, and I'm interested in how the game stacks up...
"So as the clock ticked and the day passed, opportunity met preparation, and luck happened." - Maurice Clarett
CrystalMath
Joined: May 10, 2011
  • Threads: 7
  • Posts: 1250
May 23rd, 2011 at 4:26:59 PM permalink
I calculated a house edge of 0.64%. The game is very similar to a video poker game called "Double Down Stud Poker" by IGT. This house edge does not take in to account other player decisions, which could potentially make it better for the player. For instance, if there is "A 6" showing and someone else doubles, you could guess that they have an Ace or a Joker and adjust your own strategy.

It's getting to me, so I will probably finish working out the strategy (minus the other player interactions).
I heart Crystal Math.
CrystalMath
Joined: May 10, 2011
  • Threads: 7
  • Posts: 1250
May 24th, 2011 at 11:34:35 AM permalink
Found a mistake in my math. House edge is more like 9.5% and I'm no longer interested in it :(
I heart Crystal Math.
Ayecarumba
Joined: Nov 17, 2009
  • Threads: 170
  • Posts: 4051
May 24th, 2011 at 11:44:11 AM permalink
The game is interesting, in that everyone will have a guaranteed winner and double their wager if the two initial community cards are a pair of 10 through A's.
I am the 16.67%

  • Jump to: