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Wizard
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August 27th, 2011 at 11:42:36 AM permalink
Okay, here is my promised new page on Break Poker. As always, I welcome comments, suggestions, corrections, etc., before announcing the page to a wider audience.
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Paigowdan
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August 27th, 2011 at 12:14:08 PM permalink
The page describes the game thoroughly.
A couple of concerns about the game (aside from game play mechanisms that seem to be "borrowed" from at least two other games without research/checking) are:
1. The Lucky Break hands go against the natural order of the hands' ranking, and can cause as many bad beats for the player as it can "good beats." In other words, the lucky break can be an unlucky break; if so, then why not use the natural hand orderings?
2. The absence of flushes as a poker element in the game. I understand that from seven cards, the majority of the hands would form a three card flush, and so would have to be eliminated from consideration as a poker type element that's unnaturally too common. But this also is against gamblers' common poker knowledge, having a gap or an absence of a primary poker hand type, the flush.
There is another 5-card Pai Gow poker product where the final hands played are also split 3-and-2 during the hand comparisons, Pai Gow Express which maintains both the natural order and ranking of hands, as well as retaining all poker hand type rankings, including the flush.
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August 29th, 2011 at 10:55:53 AM permalink
The simple answer to Dan's comments is Break Poker is a new game. We will let market decide. And Gold Coast casino will install the game as soon as the layout is ready. Players love the new nature.
Ayecarumba
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September 1st, 2011 at 6:10:01 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Okay, here is my promised new page on Break Poker. As always, I welcome comments, suggestions, corrections, etc., before announcing the page to a wider audience.



Wizard, I note on your analysis table that the probability of a "Player Lucky Break/Dealer not Lucky Break" is 0.216354, while a "Player not Lucky Break/Dealer Lucky Break" is 0.220729. Is the difference due to copies?
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September 2nd, 2011 at 6:33:22 AM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Quote: Wizard

Okay, here is my promised new page on Break Poker. As always, I welcome comments, suggestions, corrections, etc., before announcing the page to a wider audience.



Wizard, I note on your analysis table that the probability of a "Player Lucky Break/Dealer not Lucky Break" is 0.216354, while a "Player not Lucky Break/Dealer Lucky Break" is 0.220729. Is the difference due to copies?


Its from the dealer not qualifying with K-3-2 in the high hand.
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Ayecarumba
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September 2nd, 2011 at 8:41:04 AM permalink
Thanks miplet. I'm curious where the 5% banker commission is made up. Are there 5% more dealer losing hands turned to pushes than dealer winners turned to pushes?
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September 3rd, 2011 at 9:44:12 AM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Thanks miplet. I'm curious where the 5% banker commission is made up. Are there 5% more dealer losing hands turned to pushes than dealer winners turned to pushes?



Yes, thanks Miplet. I reworded the table to make that more clear. Indeed, the 5% commission is made up by the player only pushing when the dealer gets a really lousy hand.

Imagine playing poker where everybody puts in an Ante. However, another player pulls out his dollar and throws in his cards when get gets 2-7 off-suit or worse. That would give such a player an advantage, should he be allowed to get away with it.
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October 28th, 2011 at 12:15:51 PM permalink
Played Break Poker game at Gold Coast last night and had dinner at Ping-Pang-Pong, love both. Game was fun and meal was great. P-P-P opened till 3 AM, man... I wonder how the other Chinese restaurant "Noodle Exchange" (?) is, also at Gold Coast. Rarely see two Chinese restaurants in one casino. BP is a good game, I think WOO said it's at The Orleans.

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