That's a good story, the Reverse Martingale works until it doesn't! You see what I mean, though, some people play it just to play it. Sometimes, you'll also see someone who went nearly El Busto at a physical BJ table pop a $20 into one of the machines to try to run it up to $50 or $100, whatever minimum amount they would buy back in for.
In addition to the other game that has already been mentioned, Joker Poker (Kings) also kind of fits the bill. At 50-FOR-1, the SF on that game is usually worth pretty close to 3% of the return, which is more than the Natural Royal even when the RFnJ pays 940-FOR-1. Obviously, that's the same return in terms of coin, but the combination of one wild card and strategy changes makes that hand much more likely.
Certain JP (2P) games also pay 100-FOR-1 on the SF, that game is a nightmare, though! It'll eat you alive. Also, the Natural Royal often pays 100-FOR-1 as well on those games.
Haha, I had some fun playing around with pay tables, and I came up with this 99.75% paytable, which I would personally play the heck out of. It's not very exciting, but your money would last a long time:
I'd play it.
Sadly I don't think this pay table would work. Reason is most casinos want to be able to go cheap and reduce the RTP to like 95-98% instead of full pay. with a 6/5 on Fh/fl there's no room to decrease it further.
The only way to do this is to set 2 pairs to 1, like in most versions of "bonus" pokers, that way it can compensate for SF's higher payout while allowing casinos to keep lowering the FH/Fl to beyond greedy levels
I wouldn't say, 'Only,' way. You could go 5-4-3-3-2-1 or 5-4-4-3-2-1, plenty of stuff to play with.
The main reason to not offer games like Straight Flush Deluxe is that strategy is a PITA!
Good lord! Low end (six high) SF double gaps over two consecutive to a Royal!?
Yeah, no thanks!
Actually, that's over any 2-to-a-RF, then! There's no way I would ever conceive of doing that without looking at a strategy chart.