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Wizard
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April 16th, 2018 at 8:45:53 PM permalink
It's a slow week in the Emerald City so I'm analyzing some new games at VideoPoker.com. One of them is Max Action Poker. Much like Face Card Frenzy, it is a game where you pay a fee of one to five coins per play to pump up the pay table, mostly on the higher wins. Basically a way to increase the volatility, which is the direction both slots and video poker are going in.

Please click the Max Action Poker link and let me know what you think. So far I've only analyzed four games but will try to finish up tomorrow.

The question for the poll is would you play Max Action Poker?
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BobDancer
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April 17th, 2018 at 2:58:27 AM permalink
the 8/6 BPD table was simply a duplicate of the 8/6 JoB table. This is surely just a transcriptional problem, but it should be fixed
rosadaniel
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April 17th, 2018 at 3:11:06 AM permalink
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Wizard
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April 17th, 2018 at 6:46:10 AM permalink
Quote: BobDancer

the 8/6 BPD table was simply a duplicate of the 8/6 JoB table. This is surely just a transcriptional problem, but it should be fixed



Thanks, you're right. Just fixed it.
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April 17th, 2018 at 10:27:15 AM permalink
Tables just added for Double Double Bonus and Triple Double Bonus.
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April 17th, 2018 at 12:54:57 PM permalink
I am realizing that gambling win payouts that qualify for mandatory reporting to the IRS are not (completely) offsettable by gambling losses if you normally take the standard deduction*. This supposedly includes any payout of 30:1 or higher on a wager at a casino as well as payouts of >$5,000 from poker tournaments.

So right now, this Max Action bet has exactly what I want to avoid - payouts over 30:1 that are required to be reported to the IRS.

* I have structured my personal finances so that I have no debt - thus my itemized deductions are significantly lower than the standard deduction.
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Wizard
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April 17th, 2018 at 3:30:24 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888

his supposedly includes any payout of 30:1 or higher on a wager at a casino as well as payouts of >$5,000 from poker tournaments.



I thought it was 300 to 1 but that rule applied to table games. With machines, unless something has changed, the rule is a gross "win" of $1200 or more. It would be easier to go over $1200 with these high variance games, so a justified complaint.
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