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October 11th, 2020 at 9:18:28 AM permalink
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I did play a fair amount of 25 cent single line at Horseshoe Baltimore late 2019

they nerfed the 9/6 JoB years ago.
didnt know they still had good vp.

what did you play at Horseshoe Baltimore?
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cmlotito
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October 11th, 2020 at 9:33:10 AM permalink
I was up about 2k after first 2 jackpots then had to go into my own pocket till I hit that. I have $1,100 left in my dumb ass full house bank. The entire time I was rooting for full houses. The first two times I got dealt 2 pair I whiffed on all 20 hands. I did get dealt a full house with a 2x multiplier so that knocked off $100 in 1 hand.

Going back this Tuesday. I will play my $105 free play first at triple play $1 DDB. Winnings will be added to the full house bank. Then I will play and stop when I either run out of money I bring with me for the day, deplete the full house bank to $0 or get ahead $500 or more. I'm ok with any outcome at this point. But, I will say the best outcome, barring another dealt royal, is for me to get dealt some full houses with big multipliers to end this journey I have been taking at National Harbor. I rather enjoyed not doing anything gambling related since March.
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October 11th, 2020 at 9:50:34 AM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds

they nerfed the 9/6 JoB years ago.
didnt know they still had good vp.

what did you play at Horseshoe Baltimore?



I was playing 95 DDB 25 cent progressive on quads and royal. A negative game. But they were giving me tons of free bets and free play last 2 months of 2019 that I would occasionally throw $100 at this just to pass the time. Return % was not as good as 96 but not as bad as 95 due to progressives.

I even got my first and only jackpot there playing free play.

They deactivated the ability to play free play on almost all of their video poker....almost all. They left it available to play on 4 or 5 (i forget exact number) machines. When I started to go in November 2019 you could use free play on most of the video poker there. When I hit this it was down to just those few machines.

This was the best it ever got when I played there. The Royal Flush got up to $1,529.76

I could only muster 4 aces. But that got me ahead so I left. I had played for a few hours after having worked an 8 hour day and was tired. When I went back a couple days later it was hit.
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October 11th, 2020 at 12:31:28 PM permalink
I have had multiple dealt Royal Flushes but never on a multi-hand game. Sadly, I don't play much anymore so I will probably never get one.
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October 11th, 2020 at 12:53:35 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

I have had multiple dealt Royal Flushes but never on a multi-hand game. Sadly, I don't play much anymore so I will probably never get one.



I got lucky not just because it was dealt but because I could have just as easily gotten it playing 5 play quarter last year or 10 play nickel (which I dabbled in.) That would have been far worse than not getting a multiplier on this one.
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Thanks for this post from:
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October 14th, 2020 at 11:59:25 AM permalink
I went yesterday and lost.

Here is the breakdown:

Well over 1000 deals.
Over a 13% loss rate at 7/5 DSTP BP

Only one AAAA for $400 non multiplied
Several, I don't recall how many, but it wasn't a lot, non multiplied $200 sets of quad 2's, 3's, and 4's, NONE MULTIPLIED.

One 5x $125 quad for $625
Two 3 x $125 quads for $375
Three 2x $125 quad for $250

No jackpots. Best one hand payout was $840

I can't be upset even though it was a blood bath. I played for two trips on that $1,000 free play offer and still have enough of it to do some repairs around the house and get a small bathroom remodeled.

I doubt they will ever see this, but I would like to formally thank my host.

I'll be waiting for my next $1,000+ free play offer at National Harbor. If it never comes, I'm ok with that.
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March 7th, 2021 at 3:21:54 PM permalink
I finished out 2020 just collecting free play in November and December. I did not want to play any more as my agi was nearing a limit I did not want to exceed for tax purposes.

I suppose I should start a 2021 thread soon. It's been an interesting year so far.
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March 7th, 2021 at 3:36:18 PM permalink
Quote: cmlotito

I finished out 2020 just collecting free play in November and December. I did not want to play any more as my agi was nearing a limit I did not want to exceed for tax purposes.

I suppose I should start a 2021 thread soon. It's been an interesting year so far.



what i dont understand when you - lets call it grinding - when you are grinding you sit at a machine and you assume it will "cycle" through a period.

Is it possible to get the "same" result, or do you assume that you will get a "fair" "runthrough" so to say where you know you are running through the entire period and it will hit each individual result that is possible by the machine?
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March 7th, 2021 at 4:03:29 PM permalink
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what i dont understand when you - lets call it grinding - when you are grinding you sit at a machine and you assume it will "cycle" through a period.

Is it possible to get the "same" result, or do you assume that you will get a "fair" "runthrough" so to say where you know you are running through the entire period and it will hit each individual result that is possible by the machine?


Video poker is streaky. At times frustratingly so. Sometimes I will stay at the same machine until i win or lose. Other times I'll get up and move to another machine. I've done better and worse both ways so it doesn't really matter In my opinion.

As far as waiting for a cycle to complete I don't think I've ever had a specific hand like a royal flush be exactly x number of hands between getting them. If a royal comes once every 40,000 hands I might get two a 5 or 6 thousand hands apart or go 80,000 plus hands in between royals. Hence the streakiness.
100xOdds
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March 10th, 2021 at 9:30:39 PM permalink
Quote: cmlotito

I finished out 2020 just collecting free play in November and December. I did not want to play any more as my agi was nearing a limit I did not want to exceed for tax purposes.

I suppose I should start a 2021 thread soon. It's been an interesting year so far.

so you're just playing the freeplay and not much additional gambling?
how much lower is the free play now?
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