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12 votes (50%)
3 votes (12.5%)
No votes (0%)
5 votes (20.83%)
4 votes (16.66%)

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Wizard
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April 26th, 2015 at 4:19:33 PM permalink


No, this is not DJTeddyBear's latest roulette side bet. It is a poker-based game in which deuces and a joker are wild. It involves a blind bet, no dealer opening hand, and a fold/raise decision. You can find all the rules plus my analysis and strategy at my new page on DJ Wild.

I saw the game at the New York New York on Thursday. The table was packed at the time and the players seemed to like it.

As always, I welcome comments, questions, suggestions, and especially corrections.

The question for the poll is would you play DJ Wild?
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RS
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April 26th, 2015 at 4:28:00 PM permalink
Definitely some potential in that game, I'd think.
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Johnzimbo
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April 26th, 2015 at 4:34:26 PM permalink
Should say "hands are ranked highest to lowest" no?
Ibeatyouraces
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April 26th, 2015 at 4:37:59 PM permalink
I watched a bunch of hands at Greektown a few weeks ago. The players seemed to like it. I mentioned it in the Detroit casino thread. Would I play it? No, unless... :-X
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rudeboyoi
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April 26th, 2015 at 5:46:16 PM permalink
I wonder if there's a "disc jockey" that goes by the name DJ Wild in vegas. It would seem fitting for out here.
Paradigm
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April 26th, 2015 at 6:15:14 PM permalink
The frequency of getting paid on the Blind bet seems to be about 1 in 17 hands. Wiz, did you figure out what the RTP on the Blind bet only? Wonder how it compares to the Blind RTP in UTH?
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April 26th, 2015 at 7:06:25 PM permalink
Quote: Paradigm

The frequency of getting paid on the Blind bet seems to be about 1 in 17 hands. Wiz, did you figure out what the RTP on the Blind bet only? Wonder how it compares to the Blind RTP in UTH?



I'm surprised it's only 1 in 17. With 5 wild cards to work with, and starting with the same threshold as in UTH, I would've guessed it would be about 1 hand in 5 would qualify, with maybe 20-25% of those losing to a better dealer hand. Total SWAG on the numbers, but 1 in 17 seems really low.

EDIT: ok, I take it back; I ran the numbers, and Paradigm is on target. Sure feels like better than 1 in 17 to play it, but it must be the 5 out of 5 cards (rather than 5 out of 7 like UTH) that makes such a difference in frequency (all Blind pay hands use 5 cards except 4OAK).
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April 26th, 2015 at 7:17:55 PM permalink
Looks awesome! hope they bring it to STL sometime! I LOVE wild cards! It's kind of a shame that only Pai Gow uses the joker as far as common games go, they should use the joker more often! glad to see the most fun card in the deck getting more use.
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April 27th, 2015 at 5:15:58 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard



No, this is not DJTeddyBear's latest roulette side bet.

Sigh, no. But I'll take the eye-candy!

I have only one comment about the review. You list the odds of the five wilds as 0.000000 . Shouldn't you list that as <0.000001 ?

No, I wouldn't play. Way too carnival for my tastes.
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Wizard
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April 27th, 2015 at 5:50:11 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

You list the odds of the five wilds as 0.000000 . Shouldn't you list that as <0.000001 ?



It just rounds to 0.000000 to six decimal places. The actual probability 1/combin(53,5) = 0.0000003484703.
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