debitncredit
debitncredit
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August 1st, 2014 at 11:05:24 AM permalink
If I just played the traditional strategy from the BP page on the WoO site, what would be the return playing the 99.17% game?

http://wizardofodds.com/games/video-poker/strategy/bonus-poker/8-5/

1. Four of a kind, straight flush, royal flush
2. 4 to a royal flush
3. Straight, flush, full house
4. Three of a kind
5. 4 to a straight flush
6. Two pair
7. High pair
8. 3 to a royal flush
9. 4 to a flush
10. KQJT unsuited
11. Low pair
12. 4 to an outside straight
13. 3 to a straight flush (type 1)
14. AKQJ unsuited
15. 2 suited high cards
16. 3 to a straight flush (type 2)
17. 4 to an inside straight with 3 high cards
18. Unsuited JQK
19. Unsuited JQ
20. 3 to a straight flush (type 3)
21. KQ, KJ unsuited
22. JT suited
23. AK, AQ, AJ unsuited
24. Ace
25. 3 to a straight flush (type 4)
26. KT, QT suited
27. Jack, Queen or King
28. 3 to a straight flush (type 5)
29. Discard everything
Eaglesnest
Eaglesnest
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August 4th, 2014 at 9:06:19 AM permalink
If you mean would ignoring penalty cards and not adjusting for some of the more esoteric plays make much of a difference, the answer is no. You lose about 0.01% by not taking those things into account, so you plummet to 99.16%.

The real question, of course, is why you would want to play this game at all, but there are some casinos where this is the best game offered, and there are some cases where a heavy promo can kick the game into positive territory, such as a couple of places I can think of where the slot club rate is normally 0.1% but they offer 10X points on certain days. Barely worth it, IMHO--but interestingly, almost exactly equivalent to playing FPDB with no slot club points.
teddys
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August 4th, 2014 at 8:05:14 PM permalink
Quote: Eaglesnest

If you mean would ignoring penalty cards and not adjusting for some of the more esoteric plays make much of a difference, the answer is no. You lose about 0.01% by not taking those things into account, so you plummet to 99.16%.

The real question, of course, is why you would want to play this game at all, but there are some casinos where this is the best game offered, and there are some cases where a heavy promo can kick the game into positive territory, such as a couple of places I can think of where the slot club rate is normally 0.1% but they offer 10X points on certain days. Barely worth it, IMHO--but interestingly, almost exactly equivalent to playing FPDB with no slot club points.

Oh, that Tuscany game was a grind but so many comps for Marilyn's!
"Dice, verily, are armed with goads and driving-hooks, deceiving and tormenting, causing grievous woe." -Rig Veda 10.34.4
AxiomOfChoice
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August 5th, 2014 at 12:02:41 AM permalink
Quote: Eaglesnest

If you mean would ignoring penalty cards and not adjusting for some of the more esoteric plays make much of a difference, the answer is no. You lose about 0.01% by not taking those things into account, so you plummet to 99.16%.

The real question, of course, is why you would want to play this game at all, but there are some casinos where this is the best game offered, and there are some cases where a heavy promo can kick the game into positive territory, such as a couple of places I can think of where the slot club rate is normally 0.1% but they offer 10X points on certain days. Barely worth it, IMHO--but interestingly, almost exactly equivalent to playing FPDB with no slot club points.



There are also some progressives where this is the best game (although I rarely play progressives so I'm not up on the strategy changes as the royal meter rises)

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