Years ago I was playing poker at Caesars Windsor when a lady playing the bank of machines over from me hit 4 Aces with a kicker for $2000...when she hit that up popped the double up feature...this machine wasnt offering this feature on other winning hands so the lady wasn't sure what it was and pushed the YES button
once it dealt out the other hand she realized she did something she surely didnt want to do....called over a slots person who called in a supervisor...end of the story she was told that she had to play it out no turning back
I have some similar stories from Caesars in Vegas.
Asian player at high limit video poker did not know what the "double up?" meant when it came on the screen. He had just hit quad aces on $5 DDB for a $4,000 payoff (had he hit the kicker, there is no double up option). He thought "double up?" appearing on the screen meant the machine was asking him if he wanted to find out what double up was -- not the actual bet. When the "choice game" popped up in broken English he asked the rest of us what was going on. We explained it to him -- but we also called over a floor person who explained it to him. He not only misunderstood about the "double up?" question but we also think he misunderstood when when the floorperson said they could have the double up canceled so he could take his win. He played the double up -- and won -- getting $8.
Another time at Caesars a player said she didn't want to play the double up and they gave her the win.
the moral of the story: ask and they might cancel it.
At Caesars the double up is pretty much disabled on all of their machines. But there are a couple in the "small dome room" where it is still live.
Getting back to the first player -- the Asian man -- the double up option does not work on payoffs of $10.000 or more.
However, using the Wizard's free analyzer, I see that the house edge for 8/5 JoB is 2.8% (0.972984 return). With that kind of expected return, I might as well stick to craps.
(This particular VP terminal has no progressive jackpot and pays 4000 for a royal flush on 5 credit wager). Next time I'm there I'll look for a progressive.
Thanks for the suggestion. I cross the river to Detroit quite often to attend Red Wings and Tigers games, as well as to go to Mexican Town and Pizzapapalis (across the Monroe street from Greektown Casino). Greektown is the Detroit Casino I attend most often due to convenience, so next time I'm there I will look for the 9/6 machines.
I live in Windsor though, so Caesars Windsor will continue to be where I do the majority of my gambling.
Thought this would be a good spot for this link:
Anybody ever hear what happened in this case?
Dismissed as it should have been. http://www.volokh.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Nestor_Report-Recommendation.pdf
A couple hours ago, I saw a guy playing $5 3-play Super Aces. The only reason I was watching was because this play is slightly positive today. I estimated $150 per hour with crrrrrrrrrazy variance. Anyway, this guy hits 4 Dueces and I'm expecting him to press "No" to the double-up offer and proceed to hand pay as fast as possible. Nope, he hits "Yes"... and wins. No celebration; not even a flinch at the 5G he just won.