100xOdds
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June 18th, 2017 at 4:01:11 AM permalink
i don't like blackjack.
you follow a strategy sheet.
if dealer has this and you have this, then you do that.
I find it too mechanical. I Might as well be a robot.
I don't find any fun in it.

I like video poker.
but it's also follow a strategy sheet.
if you have these cards, you do this according to the strategy sheet.

so why do I like vp and not blackjack?
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monet0412
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June 18th, 2017 at 5:11:06 AM permalink
VP is non stop action. Also you can rush making 4000 x your bet... you can also have many other big hits. Visually stimulating with that one more turn psychological effect. Great benefits with VP compared to BJ. No interaction with people so your in your own world with more control for control freaks... or at least a feeling of control. Clearly less heat with VP. Just a few reasons IMO.
odiousgambit
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June 18th, 2017 at 5:51:21 AM permalink
Maybe you are a flat bettor like me. It took me a long time to figure out that even though you might be playing a low HE game, the variance is very low too. So it does in fact tend to bore me and if you play long enough the chances of being a winner diminish steadily.

This can be quantified by checking EV/SD. You'll see that as you play long sessions flat-betting BJ, the EV starts to approach one standard deviation at a steady pace [in absolute value]. Personally, I think once EV is even 10% of one SD, it's time to figure you are pushing your luck to continue, if you expect to come out ahead .

I sometimes will play a short session.
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June 18th, 2017 at 8:35:54 AM permalink
I would guess it is because you have a chance to win a large amount relative to your bet. It is the same reason people like slots and carnival games. If Blackjack was a new game introduced today and nobody was familiar with it, the game would fail. the masses want big scores.
RS
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June 18th, 2017 at 12:21:25 PM permalink
I think it's because strategy for blackjack is very simple:

Stand 12 vs 4-6, stand 13 vs 2-3, stand 17 vs 7-A, otherwise hit. That's like 90% of decisions or something.


Video poker is much more complicated, even the most basic of strategies. For a complicated game like 9/7/5 DB, it'd take a paragraph to explain how to play an Ace high hand and many different ways to play it -- Ace only, 3 card flush, A + K/Q/J.

So with video poker, it gives a lot more illusion of decision making when it's really just a more complicated strategy.
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June 18th, 2017 at 12:25:41 PM permalink
Quote: monet0412

VP is non stop action. Also you can rush making 4000 x your bet... you can also have many other big hits. Visually stimulating with that one more turn psychological effect. Great benefits with VP compared to BJ. No interaction with people so your in your own world with more control for control freaks... or at least a feeling of control. Clearly less heat with VP. Just a few reasons IMO.



You can make 4,000x your bet? That must be one heck of a progressive!!!
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June 18th, 2017 at 12:29:04 PM permalink
Quote: boymimbo

You can make 4,000x your bet? That must be one heck of a progressive!!!

UX? STP?
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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June 18th, 2017 at 12:29:39 PM permalink
Quote: boymimbo

You can make 4,000x your bet? That must be one heck of a progressive!!!

UX? STP?
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
RS
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June 18th, 2017 at 12:34:28 PM permalink
Multi strike
Double super times pay
Power house
Barnyard poker
Hot roll poker
Gud times pay
Maybe wheel poker
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boymimbo
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June 18th, 2017 at 1:35:29 PM permalink
Multistrike I think is 8 x 800 = 6,400 but you bet 4 units so it's only x 1600 (you bet 20 units to win 32,000).

For the other six variations do we have any pictures of a 5x or more win?

Has anyone hit that? Are there VP junkies that play those variation games? Does the variance become too high with the extra credits bet?
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