I am well aware that its nearly impossible to find a machine that pays 100% and I had no illusions of even coming out ahead. But I did believe that if i played optimal stategy as close to perfect as possible I might end the 4 day trip to vegas with 70 to 80 % of my Video Poker budget. Not ZERO. So with my optimal stategy cheat sheet in hand I set out to find some 9/6 JOB machines and played away. Win some lose some but always a steady decline in the credits column to zero and it never took long to get to zero. I played many different machine at casinos DT and on the Strip. Not always 9/6 but at least 8/5. I estimate to have played 10 hours in total

What do all of you think was going on or I was doing wrong

Anyway as I said I expected to come out behind but not a direct RAPID path to ZERO. Shouldnt it have been more of a up and down path ending up about 20 - 25 % down. Not 100% down. Whats the point of optimal stategy if not to maximize a positive edge or Minimize a negative edge

Quote:4jaymanI have a question for all of you. How come I got totally wiped out using optimal stategy on JOB?

I am well aware that its nearly impossible to find a machine that pays 100% and I had no illusions of even coming out ahead. But I did believe that if i played optimal stategy as close to perfect as possible I might end the 4 day trip to vegas with 70 to 80 % of my Video Poker budget. Not ZERO. So with my optimal stategy cheat sheet in hand I set out to find some 9/6 JOB machines and played away. Win some lose some but always a steady decline in the credits column to zero and it never took long to get to zero. I played many different machine at casinos DT and on the Strip. Not always 9/6 but at least 8/5. I estimate to have played 10 hours in total

What do all of you think was going on or I was doing wrong

Even playing 9/6 25 cent machines 5-coin you'll lose $66 an hour if you gon't get 4ok or SF. And if you're playing 8/5 it can go quickly. Any 4oK? What was your BR?

Of course he hit 4 of a kinds.Quote:GreasyjohnEven playing 9/6 25 cent machines 5-coin you'll lose $66 an hour if you gon't get 4ok or SF. And if you're playing 8/5 it can go quickly. Any 4oK?

Quote:AxelWolfOf course he hit 4 of a kinds.

But did he get one an hour? I've lost $100 an hour playing quarter 9/6 JoB.

I had a $500 Bank Roll and played 25 cent 5x. No Straight Flushes or 4 of a kind that I remember. Maybe I am just still in the short run.

Quote:GreasyjohnBut did he get one an hour? I've lost $100 an hour playing quarter 9/6 JoB.

Played the quarter 9/6 Job at NYNY and probabbly dropped $200 in 2 hours.

At the Freemont once, put a 100 dollar bill in the 9/6 quarter machine. Realized it paid in quarters. Decided to try to play the 100 down to nothing and couldn't. Did well, stayed even, got tired of playing, gritted my teeth and cashed out about 400 quarters.

Kind of a feast or famine game.

Quote:4jaymanThanks for the reply.

I had a $500 Bank Roll and played 25 cent 5x. No Straight Flushes or 4 of a kind that I remember. Maybe I am just still in the short run.

Well, like I said, if no SF or 4oK you'll lose $66 an hour on average. So it's not unlikely at all that you lost $500 in 10 hours, especially playing 8/5 machines. I once got 7 4oK in two hours, so good luck comes along too.

You'll get a 4oK about once every 440 hands, so to not get any in 10 hours would be very rare. (I hope you played on a card.)