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Zcore13
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August 6th, 2015 at 3:46:59 PM permalink
Quote: Hunterhill

Please name the casino. Since you were using a strategy card I'm assuming you're not an ap.Would just like to know what casino is so paranoid. Or is their excuse that it will slow the game down.



The Casino was the one I work at. Bucky's Casino. They have always had and continue to have a lot of old school/strange rules. I've been able to change a few. Others not yet. Here are some of the rules:

No strategy cards at the tables
No music/earphones allowed anywhere in the casino
No picture taking of jackpot screens on slots/vp
No electronics of any kind in the casino except for cell phones. No laptops, tablets, etc.
Employees must wait 30 minutes after they clock out to be able to play a slot machine or poker (but can drink alcohol in the casino immediately)

I did allow BigFoot to use the strategy card, at my risk, the first time he came in, which was the first week or two we had the new game I believe. He had driven a few hours to play the game and there were no optimal strategies posted here or anywhere yet. We were all still talking about all the possible ways to play. I saw the strategy card on his lap, but did not say anything. I think I even came into work to meet him on my off day that day.

Since the time a member here has posted perfect strategy for the game. It's very easy. A pair of 9's or better play one way. 8's or less play the other. I was willing to take the risk of some heat for allowing the card the first time. When my Shift Manager called me about it, i was not willing to have her take the risk for it. She has been there 10 years and knows the rules and I don't want my staff facing Regulatory for no reason. If I had been there again, I might have turned my cheek until an inspector or surveillance said something.

Unfortunately, I'm not high enough on the totem pole to make all the changes I think would benefit the casino and that should be made just based on new information and technology since the rules were originally implemented.


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bigfoot66
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August 7th, 2015 at 11:07:09 AM permalink
Zcore thanks for the post...I was not trying to shame your casino with my post but I have been in a lot of casinos and have never heard of the rule before. I was simply curious if the crowd here had ever run into this rule, doesn't look like anyone has.

If I understand your strategy then I'm not sure I believe that it is optimal. Are you saying that if I have less than a pair of 9's I should always play the power card with any improvement? For example I should take the power card with rainbow AK5(7)?
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Zcore13
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August 7th, 2015 at 11:51:39 AM permalink
Quote: bigfoot66

Zcore thanks for the post...I was not trying to shame your casino with my post but I have been in a lot of casinos and have never heard of the rule before. I was simply curious if the crowd here had ever run into this rule, doesn't look like anyone has.

If I understand your strategy then I'm not sure I believe that it is optimal. Are you saying that if I have less than a pair of 9's I should always play the power card with any improvement? For example I should take the power card with rainbow AK5(7)?



No, I was incorrect. I must have mis-read or in the time between reading it and now confused the strategy. I'll have to go back and review.

On a high card hand I believe you only use the power card if it increases your highest card. Never if it only increases the 2nd or 3rd highest.


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Ibeatyouraces
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August 7th, 2015 at 12:17:24 PM permalink
What game is this and is it on WoO?
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Zcore13
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August 7th, 2015 at 12:35:12 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

What game is this and is it on WoO?



It's this game... Player Power Poker


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bigfoot66
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August 7th, 2015 at 2:18:40 PM permalink
Quote: Zcore13

No, I was incorrect. I must have mis-read or in the time between reading it and now confused the strategy. I'll have to go back and review.

On a high card hand I believe you only use the power card if it increases your highest card. Never if it only increases the 2nd or 3rd highest.


ZCore13



Intuitively it seems like the strategy has to be more complicated than you've made it out to be. For example on a hand like 556(6) I would be surprised to learn that it's optimal to trade the possibility of a 3:2 payout for a 1:2 payout in order to trade up a pair of 5's to a pair of 6's.
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Zcore13
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August 7th, 2015 at 2:25:21 PM permalink
Quote: bigfoot66

Intuitively it seems like the strategy has to be more complicated than you've made it out to be. For example on a hand like 556(6) I would be surprised to learn that it's optimal to trade the possibility of a 3:2 payout for a 1:2 payout in order to trade up a pair of 5's to a pair of 6's.



This is the optimal play code that Miplet did... Player Power Poker Optimal Play

As I mentioned, I was incorrect on my statement about play 9's or better and upgrade anything less if you can. Not sure how I interpreted that at some point, but it's incorrect.


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Zcore13
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August 7th, 2015 at 4:50:12 PM permalink
By the way. I'll be removing the game, most likely on September 31st. Bringing in Three Card Prime and WPT Heads Up Holdem by the end of the year.


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bigfoot66
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August 7th, 2015 at 5:22:41 PM permalink
Best of luck. I won't try to bring a strategy card to the table ;)
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Hunterhill
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August 7th, 2015 at 5:37:50 PM permalink
Quote: Zcore13

By the way. I'll be removing the game, most likely on September 31st. Bringing in Three Card Prime and WPT Heads Up Holdem by the end of the year.


ZCore13

Is the game (Player power poker) just not getting play or is it not holding well?
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