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August 9th, 2019 at 1:22:18 PM permalink
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This is very tentative, but for the base game I'm getting a house edge of 3.27%, using a modified blackjack program I have.

I found an error having to do with the fact that dealer can stop of fewer than 17 points. The 3.27% is incorrect. I'm working on correcting it.
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August 9th, 2019 at 1:25:21 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

The rules you've posted say that the Stud BONUS wager pays if "your five card hand is a pair of jacks or better OR the sum of the Player's cards is 16 or less" - the latter criteria is the "Twisted Stud" hand.

I stand by that. Note it's "or" not "and."

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My reaction is that it seems unlikely to me that a 5 card hand summing up to 16 or less will occur at a frequency of 0.8 -0.9%, which is the probability you mention for the Twisted Stud hand in your earlier post.

Why do you think that?

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BTW, your payoff table in the WOO article still has a glitch. The payoff values for a Twisted Stud and a Flush are reversed.

Thanks for the correction there.
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August 9th, 2019 at 1:29:31 PM permalink
Quote: michael99000

So if I have a hand like A2345 or JJ222 , how do they determine which of the payouts I get? They’d both qualify for twisted stud and a poker hand payout . In one case the poker hand payout is higher, and in the other the twisted stud payout is higher

I'm not sure about the A2345. It would get at least 6. The player would get 26 if the ace counted as 1 and the player got paid for both the straight and Twisted Stud. It would get paid 20 if the ace counted as 1 and the player got paid for the higher of the straight and the Twisted Stud. If the ace counted as 11 it would get paid 6 for sure. This is one where I need clarification on the rules.

JJ222 would get paid 75 for sure, because of the full house. There are 26 points in the hand, which is way over 16, so no Twisted Stud there.
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August 9th, 2019 at 2:43:18 PM permalink
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JJ222 would get paid 75 for sure, because of the full house. There are 26 points in the hand, which is way over 16, so no Twisted Stud there.

You are right.

I meant to say a hand of 33222, which is a full house that qualifies as a twisted stud.

In which case I’m sure only the full house gets paid

I cannot think of any game or side bet with a tiered payout like this , where the player gets paid for all of the winning hands his cards can produce. Has there been any ?
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August 9th, 2019 at 3:14:12 PM permalink
I'm assuming that Aces can count as 1 and you don't need a Pair of Jacks or better when scoring 16 or under to win; thus a hand such as 33A45 would win. As I get it over book, I must have misunderstood something. However if the top prizes were 500 etc. and you needed a qualifying poker hand then it would make sense.
 Hand Super Perms Other Perms Pays Contribution Super 16 21 708 20 455 868 Royal Flush 4 1 000 4 004 Straight Flush 36 500 18 036 Quads 624 200 125 424 Full House 3 744 75 284 544 Flush 4 5 104 15 81 664 Straight 1 020 9 180 6 64 260 Trips 3 392 51 520 4 257 600 Two Pairs 4 752 118 800 3 475 200 Pair of Jacks thru Kings 253 440 2 760 320 Pair of Aces 4 608 79 872 2 239 616 Pair of Twos 3 840 80 640 Pair of Threes 1 920 82 560 Pair of Fours 768 83 712 Pair of Fives 384 84 096 Pair of Sixes thru Tens 422 400 Nothing 1 020 1 301 520 21 708 2 577 252 0.835 257% 2 598 960 2 766 536

Note: I don't count Super hands, eg 33322, where the payout for the base hand is higher.
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August 9th, 2019 at 3:49:00 PM permalink
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I found an error having to do with the fact that dealer can stop of fewer than 17 points. The 3.27% is incorrect. I'm working on correcting it.

After fixing that bug (not to say there aren't more), I'm getting 3.21%. Any other opinions?
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August 9th, 2019 at 3:50:36 PM permalink
Quote: michael99000

I cannot think of any game or side bet with a tiered payout like this , where the player gets paid for all of the winning hands his cards can produce. Has there been any ?

Yes. The current version of Lunar Poker...

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If a player's winning hand also contains a second poker combination, then the player will be paid for both combinations, even if the second combination doesn't beat the dealer's hand. For the second combination to qualify, it must contain at least one card which wasn't included in the first winning combination.

...although for most combinations the player is using 6 cards.
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August 9th, 2019 at 3:53:38 PM permalink
Quote: michael99000

I meant to say a hand of 33222, which is a full house that qualifies as a twisted stud.

In which case I’m sure only the full house gets paid

I cannot think of any game or side bet with a tiered payout like this , where the player gets paid for all of the winning hands his cards can produce. Has there been any ?

Good point. The supervisor and dealer threw around the word "bonus" right and left. I interpret a "bonus" to mean an extra win. Like the Ante bonus in Three Card Poker -- you get it regardless of the rest of the hand outcome.

You're probably right. In which case I would say that "Stud Bonus" is a terrible name for a side bet, because it isn't a "bonus."
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August 9th, 2019 at 3:55:14 PM permalink
Quote: charliepatrick

Note: I don't count Super hands, eg 33322, where the payout for the base hand is higher.

What's your table if you do count them?
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August 9th, 2019 at 4:19:47 PM permalink
I've analyzed an infinite-deck version of the base game two ways. Here are the results of the house edge:

Spreadsheet: 2.66%
Looping program: 3.24%

So there is an error somewhere. I tend to trust the spreadsheet number more.
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