Vegasrider
Vegasrider
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January 2nd, 2019 at 6:17:28 PM permalink
I played about ten hours, there were only 5 winners including myself. The drop was the highest I've seen during a shift. I sit at 3rd base so I can count the chips that represent the buy ins vs against who leaves with chips or go broke.

Very similar if you were playing live poker, if you start the game, you know who's winning, whose stuck or leaves as a winner.
ChumpChange
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January 3rd, 2019 at 12:44:06 AM permalink
I've never played UTH before. I went to the local website to play and it would suggest how I should play each hand, but I didn't know why. I had to find a strategy page and crib note that. I had to learn about Common Jackpots and Small Progressives and what the break even jackpots were. What table limits are and how they affect your 500 to 1 payouts. I had to learn that trips payouts vary by casino.

I was down $300 playing $5 on Ante, Blind, and Trips then won it back when I raised my bets to $10 Ante & Blind, and betting 4X on Play. Winning your money back on Play bets is key because most hands lose. I expect huge tax liabilities on 300+ to 1 wins.

If I just walked up to a table with no clue how to play strategy, I probably should have left before I played 10 hands.
When I'm betting $10 on Ante & Blind, that's $20; then 4X on Play makes a $60 total bet; or 2X on Play makes a $40 total bet; or 1X on Play makes a $30 total bet. I didn't mean to spend that much anyway, unless I was coming in deep stacked.
Last edited by: ChumpChange on Jan 3, 2019
Sandybestdog
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January 3rd, 2019 at 5:09:09 AM permalink
Sitting down at a UTH table, not playing trips and then raising Q8 4x is an immediate red flag to everyone watching. People think there is actually something wrong with you or you donít know how to play correctly. I had one dealer legitimately be concerned for me and tried to explain that the trips bet is where the money is. God forbid youíre playing HUH and get pocket aces. Youíre going to hear it from everyone.
Vegasrider
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January 3rd, 2019 at 11:03:17 AM permalink
Quote: Sandybestdog

Sitting down at a UTH table, not playing trips and then raising Q8 4x is an immediate red flag to everyone watching. People think there is actually something wrong with you or you donít know how to play correctly. I had one dealer legitimately be concerned for me and tried to explain that the trips bet is where the money is. God forbid youíre playing HUH and get pocket aces. Youíre going to hear it from everyone.



Yes, Q8 or K7 you get a lot of strange reactions from everyone. I don't play trips. But I recommend playing trips for players who do not know when to bet 4X as I'm essentially receiving a straight payout on those hands if I were playing trips.

As for as the blind bets, quads, straight or royal flush are much more common in this game vs traditional live poker games because you are playing every hand and you are running them to the river. Plus there is mo rake, and you don't have to tip the dealer after winning. Not that I don't tip, but nothing like playing live. This is why I like to play fast and do everything possible to speed the game up.
LuckyPhow
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January 3rd, 2019 at 12:15:49 PM permalink
When I visit casinos, I frequently open the UTH table as the first player, often around midday, when the casino is significantly less crowded. If a passerby stops to watch me play, I invite them to join me: "Here I am, having to defend the Alamo all by myself alone against this giant casino. I need reinforcements!" This usually gets them to tell me if they don't know how to play, in which case I invite them to watch me. If my onlooker knows Texas Hold'em poker, I tell them, "This is Texas Hold'em played heads up against the dealer, with a few special rules."

Quote: Vegasrider

... there is mo rake, and you don't have to tip the dealer after winning.



Since I don't often play regular Texas Hold'em poker, this is a "selling point" I had not considered. I'll probably just note the House collects no rake in UTH, while in regular poker the House sometimes collects more than one rake (for promotional jackpots, etc.)

Quote: Vegasrider

... As for as the blind bets, quads, straight or royal flush are much more common in this game vs traditional live poker games because you are playing every hand and you are running them to the river.



Quite right. If the onlooker is still with me after my comment on the rake, they are likely to understand this as an advantage. When you go "all in" (4x) with a great hand, the dealer never folds.

Many thanx for calling my attention to these aspects of the game. I enjoy explaining UTH to folks, and your comments highlight points I overlooked previously.
standbymyman
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January 5th, 2019 at 8:42:52 AM permalink
Quote: Vegasrider

It's not the dealer as they often ask me, but yes, you are correct, play my own game. No different than BJ, but there will always be players not knowing what they are doing hitting against a 6.



They would be much better off to not take your advice to never hit against a 6.
Commish
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January 10th, 2019 at 8:40:04 AM permalink
Vegas I have played this game for many years (68 straight flushes) and I know your feelings to move the game along. Although loosely enforced it is not legal to share information. Because of this I have told other players that I will not give them info during the hand but will give them any help between hands. This works well with people that DO want to learn. The casinos have been appreciative of this. I find when you give advice players will turn to you with J,4 and ask what to do, obviously not thinking on their own.

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