uncledave69
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November 7th, 2011 at 12:00:50 PM permalink
On other web sites it is suggested that the faster you play(the number of hands in a short period of time) increases your chance of hitting a winning variance on the video poker machines software. I am new to VP and want to know if the speed you play will affect what cards you get on the draw?
cardshark
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November 7th, 2011 at 12:39:30 PM permalink
The speed you play at has no bearing on your odds of winning a hand. If you play 100 hands over 10 minutes or over an hour does not change your expected win or loss in any way.

Hope this helps!
kp
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November 7th, 2011 at 12:52:09 PM permalink
Quote: cardshark

If you play 100 hands over 10 minutes or over an hour does not change your expected win or loss in any way.


But it does affect how many "free" drinks you can order while playing. Slow and steady wins the race.
DJTeddyBear
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November 7th, 2011 at 1:52:18 PM permalink
If you play faster, you'll see more hands in whatever time span you've alloted.

Assuming you don't go bust first, more hands means more chances to get the big payout.

But the overall odds on any one hand remain the same.

FYI: The key phrase here is: "Assuming you don't go bust first..." That's a BIG assumption!
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November 7th, 2011 at 3:35:41 PM permalink
Quote: uncledave69

On other web sites it is suggested that the faster you play(the number of hands in a short period of time) increases your chance of hitting a winning variance on the video poker machines software. I am new to VP and want to know if the speed you play will affect what cards you get on the draw?

The short answer is "no". In a Las Vegas casino (vs. shady online opertions), the speed you play will not affect the cards you get on the draw.

The long answer is that in some machines (IGT) a random number generator is constantly spinning and selects random replacments the moment you hit the "draw" button. Other machines will randomly choose five replacements when the original hand is dealt, placing one "behind" each of the original dealt cards, and only revealing each if you choose "draw". The cards and positions are all randomly chosen in each method, so it makes no difference if you play fast or slow. See more about this topic on the Wizard of Odds site here.
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AlanMendelson
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November 10th, 2011 at 7:08:46 AM permalink
Are there any "shadow card" machines still used? Aren't they all either sequential deal or continuous shuffle for the draw?
dm
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November 10th, 2011 at 11:21:00 AM permalink
Quote: uncledave69

On other web sites it is suggested that the faster you play(the number of hands in a short period of time) increases your chance of hitting a winning variance on the video poker machines software. I am new to VP and want to know if the speed you play will affect what cards you get on the draw?




OF COURSE it does, in exactly the proportion of increasing your chance of hitting a losing variance. The more hands you play, the more you hit everything. That's not what you meant, of course. Does it increase your expected win? Yes, on a plus EV table.
Does it increase your expected loss? Yes, on a negative EV table.

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