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handsNftRmangos
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March 11th, 2020 at 5:38:13 AM permalink
First time poster. I wanted to come on here to tell you all about my winning betting system to take down the house playing video Poker!!!

Just kidding. I actually want to see if anyone has a resource for a comprehensive list of variance for various VP games? I know WizardofOdds has them for many of the common games, but I've been struggling to find them for many of the VP variants (i.e. Multistrike, Super Times, Ultimate X multi line, etc). Anyone have some insight on this? Thanks!
unJon
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March 11th, 2020 at 7:06:28 AM permalink
Great first post. Welcome.
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March 11th, 2020 at 7:35:32 AM permalink
I list a bunch of them in my House Edge of Casino Games Compared. Of course, just square the standard deviation to get the variance.
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100xOdds
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March 11th, 2020 at 8:29:38 AM permalink
Quote: handsNftRmangos

First time poster.

I actually want to see if anyone has a resource for a comprehensive list of variance for various VP games? I know WizardofOdds has them for many of the common games, but I've been struggling to find them for many of the VP variants (i.e. Multistrike, Super Times, Ultimate X multi line, etc). Anyone have some insight on this? Thanks!

from the top of my head (all are approx):
JoB and BP: var= 20
Deuces Wild: 25
Double bonus: 30
ddb: 44
tdb: 90
multi-strike (9/6 JoB): 300
multi-strike 16x: ???
Ult X: dont know since i only +EV it, i never bothered looking up it's variance

stp and dstp: i forgot :(
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handsNftRmangos
handsNftRmangos
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March 11th, 2020 at 6:57:43 PM permalink
Thanks to everyone for the quick responses, and especially to the Wizard, your WizardofOdds website has been essential for really learning and understanding VP (and gambling/casino games in general).

RE: the variance of Multi-strike 9/6 JoB as listed above, Ive seen it posted on a forum somewhere else that its around 300, is that for the "regular" single 4 line stack multi-strike or for Multi-Strike Trio or some other multiple strike variant involving multiple hands? 300, or 308 which I've seen posted elsewhere, seems crazy high.

I have seen Ultimate X Single Line variance calculated to be 32.59 (think that was actually posted by the Wizard on this message board at some point). Haven't come across the multi-line variances of Ultimate X though.
GaryJKoehler
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March 12th, 2020 at 4:26:30 AM permalink
Multiline Ultimate X variances are very hard to compute.
tringlomane
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Thanks for this post from:
GaryJKoehler
March 12th, 2020 at 5:08:12 AM permalink
Quote: GaryJKoehler

Multiline Ultimate X variances are very hard to compute.



And if YOU of all people say it's hard, I don't expect anyone to calculate it.
handsNftRmangos
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March 18th, 2020 at 8:33:53 AM permalink
So if Ultimate X Single Hand has a variance of around 33, that's actually pretty "conservative" for a multiplier game with a chance at a 48,000 credit single hand payout. Seems like most game with multipliers or other chances at higher "jackpot" hands have much higher variances (which of course statistically makes sense).

Do anyone know of any other relatively low variance (say <50) VP games with multiplier bonuses or other ways of hitting higher "jackpot" hands?

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