steve777
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February 23rd, 2011 at 4:55:06 PM permalink
not sure what I'm playing and the casino is no help
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February 23rd, 2011 at 6:07:40 PM permalink
Would depend on what state you are playing in
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February 23rd, 2011 at 6:41:41 PM permalink
Quote: steve777

not sure what I'm playing and the casino is no help



For one, pull-tabs almost always have a joker or wild component so it is impossible to throw away a winning hand. Here in PA on a pull-tab in a bar you can throw away a royal and get another based on the jokers. I know this is no help, well maybe, but if you have seen both you can sometimes tell at a glance. I think most licensed places are required to use real machined while unlicensed places will never use a real machine since payout cannot be adjusted.

But I could be wrong.
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February 23rd, 2011 at 9:17:26 PM permalink
You could try getting a copy of the American Casino Guide. They have a detailed guide of casinos by state, and say which states legally allow the different types of machines.

Unfortunately, it's not very helpful for those states (like Oklahoma) that offer both, but it's a start...
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February 23rd, 2011 at 9:21:57 PM permalink
Quote: OneAngryDwarf

You could try getting a copy of the American Casino Guide. They have a detailed guide of casinos by state, and say which states legally allow the different types of machines.

Unfortunately, it's not very helpful for those states (like Oklahoma) that offer both, but it's a start...



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February 24th, 2011 at 4:02:23 PM permalink
If it's Washington State, it's a pulltab
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February 25th, 2011 at 2:28:39 AM permalink
Don't pulltab machines have Coke's and Mr Pibb's in them? I'm just sayin..
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March 7th, 2011 at 3:23:25 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

For one, pull-tabs almost always have a joker or wild component so it is impossible to throw away a winning hand. Here in PA on a pull-tab in a bar you can throw away a royal and get another based on the jokers.



I tried this in a Washington casino (Muckleshoot), and most of the time, this was correct. If I'm supposed to get a full house, and get dealt, for example, 5-5-5-6-7, if I throw away two of the three fives, I'll end up with something like 5-6-6-6-7 with a bonus card of a 5 or a 7. Knowing this, it was kind of fun to foolishly throw away made hands to see what would come up.

I think there was one or two times where I ended up with something worse than my made hand. For example, I threw away two inside cards of a made straight (3-4-5-6-7), and ended up with two pair. I probably misread the board.

What would happen, though, if I was dealt a straight flush and threw away two of the inside cards? For example, if I'm dealt 5♣-6♣-7♣-8♣-9♣ on a Washington pull tab machine, what happens if I throw away the 6♣ and 7♣? There's only one bonus card.
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March 8th, 2011 at 2:09:43 PM permalink
Ah a fellow Mucks player! :)

I imagine it will give you the 6c and 7c right back. The highest hand I have ever done that with was a pat flush on a Snoqualmie machine. I threw them all away and got a pair in return but then a little bonus popped up to make the total payout equal to the flush.

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