Runlikegod777
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December 12th, 2019 at 6:12:23 AM permalink
The house edge from wizard says The lower right cell shows a house edge of 2.185% per ante bet. However the casino I play the blind pays only 6:5 on flush instead 3:2. how much does this change the house edge?
beachbumbabs
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December 12th, 2019 at 6:24:46 AM permalink
Quote: Runlikegod777

The house edge from wizard says The lower right cell shows a house edge of 2.185% per ante bet. However the casino I play the blind pays only 6:5 on flush instead 3:2. how much does this change the house edge?

Ouch. That's just rude of them. The blind is already severely negative.

Hang on. I should have an answer in a couple minutes, unless someone gets there first.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
beachbumbabs
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December 12th, 2019 at 6:47:27 AM permalink
The only change is the amount you are paid when you beat the dealer and hold a flush.

With a 3:2 pay, the HE is .02185

A flush win occurs .025715, (probability of occuring) adding all instances listed on WoO page for UTH.

So a flush win at 3:2 values at .038573 (probability*pay at 1.5)
The same flush win at 6:5 values at .030858 (probability*pay at 1.2)
Difference is .007715, which is added to the HE.

.02185 + .007715 = .029565, or 2.956% HE.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
Deucekies
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December 12th, 2019 at 5:22:18 PM permalink
So if flushes pay 6:5, do Ante/Blind bets have to be in \$5 increments? If not, changing that payout would lead to a lot more breakage. If the jurisdiction rounds down on breakage, that compounds the house edge even more.
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Runlikegod777
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