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Nathan
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March 16th, 2018 at 5:46:13 AM permalink
What exactly is 9/6 JOB, 6/5 JOB and Let It Ride games? I see those terms on here from time to time, especially things like "9/6 JOB is horrible, should have played 6/5 JOB instead(Or is it backwards?) I have a blank face when I see these three terms. My face looks like -.- On a side note and very honest one, I am too lazy to go look up these three terms on Google. ;)
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March 16th, 2018 at 6:04:43 AM permalink
Quote: Nathan

What exactly is 9/6 JOB, 6/5 JOB and Let It Ride games? I see those terms on here from time to time, especially things like "9/6 JOB is horrible, should have played 6/5 JOB instead(Or is it backwards?) I have a blank face when I see these three terms. My face looks like -.- On a side note and very honest one, I am too lazy to go look up these three terms on Google. ;)



JOB is "Jacks Or Better". It is the name of a variant of Video Poker.
Other such variants are DWFP which stands for Deuces Wild Full Pay.

Video Poker is a slot machine that is Poker themed which when first introduced had been designed and tested for poker players following reasonable poker strategies but some guy named Bob Dancer figured out that by playing a very unreasonable poker strategy and solely going for a big win known as a Royal Flush he could quietly make millions.

I think the 9/6 or 6/5 stuff refers to various payout rates within the game since some casinos offer different payout tables for winding up with the various poker hands that are possible.

Let It Ride is a card game that is generally lumped into the same group known as Carnival games. So LIR would be often found near a Pai Gow Poker table or a Three Card Poker table. These games have house edges that are "not bad". Blackjack can have a better house edge but for someone like me to whom Basic Strategy is roughly equivalent to theoretical physics these various Carnival Games are a god send.


Let It Ride is often referred to by dealers as 'Let It Die" and some dealers consider it a punishment detail to which they are assigned for some transgression such as making mistakes in other games they dealt or making a pass at the Pit Boss's wife. You make an initial bet and then you get later opportunities to either pay to keep that bet live or you stop paying and give up. I didn't quite understand it when I played it but I think I had a tolerant dealer who allowed a neophyte to make mistakes.

By the way, thanks for asking these questions. I just realized with my 15-15 projected score in basketball how ignorant I was since I had no idea that most ncaa games are in the 60 to 80 point ranges. In truth, I simply did not know what a reasonable score might be.
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March 16th, 2018 at 6:08:19 AM permalink
Quote: Nathan

What exactly is 9/6 JOB, 6/5 JOB and Let It Ride games? I see those terms on here from time to time, especially things like "9/6 JOB is horrible, should have played 6/5 JOB instead(Or is it backwards?) I have a blank face when I see these three terms. My face looks like -.- On a side note and very honest one, I am too lazy to go look up these three terms on Google. ;)



glad to see you are considering moving away from slots - at least to the point of sometimes playing something without an insane HE.

You really can't avoid a little more study, and yes, when it comes to jargon part of the purpose is for one group to have little secrets over another [but it's also for verbal economy]. I often complain. For what I do know about, I am also guilty, as in the following [I'll assume tho we are communicating OK]

In the case of 9/6 vs 6/5 JOB, take a look a the paytables. Players have learned that in JOB the alterations that come into play to affect the HE are done almost exclusively on the "full house" and "flush" pays. Look at some paytables. You look at the one unit column for a quick reference and when 9 units are the pay for full house and 6 units are the pay for flush, that is looking good. Lower figures take away. There are tables at WoO to get the facts.

Let it Ride I don't know about.

https://wizardofodds.com/games/video-poker/basics/#toc-ReturnTables
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March 16th, 2018 at 6:32:43 AM permalink
Let It Ride is a five card stud poker game that pays odds on better hands.

The player bets 3 spots, the same amount on each. He is then dealt 3 cards.

After looking at those cards, he can either take his first bet back, leaving 2, or "Let it Ride" and see a dealer card.

The players will complete their hand using (sharing) the dealer's 2 cards. Once everyone has either withdrawn a bet or signaled they will continue, the dealer shows a card.

The players again decide whether to withdraw or let ride their second bet. They are done betting either way, and put their cards on the table. They now have 1, 2, or 3 bets active.

The dealer turns his second card, and pays a player who has a pair of 10s or better among all 5 cards. If not, any bets they left active will lose.

All active bets that win will get paid odds for that hand . 10s or better get 1 to 1, 2 pairs win 2 to 1, etc.

It's very simple. A new player will understand how to play within a couple of hands.
If the House lost every hand, they wouldn't deal the game.
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March 16th, 2018 at 6:39:04 AM permalink
The short answer is, in Jacks or Better, the bets pay schedule pays 9 for a full house and 6 for a flush. 9/6 JOB.

The worst pays 6 for a full house and 5 for a flush. 6/5 JOB.

The other paylines remain constant.

For more info, read the Wizard’s other site:
https://wizardofodds.com/games/video-poker/strategy/jacks-or-better/9-6/simple/
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March 16th, 2018 at 6:44:25 AM permalink
Let It Ride is most slot players’ introduction to table games. The only one simpler might be Casino War.
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March 16th, 2018 at 6:20:28 PM permalink
Thanks for the replies! :D I am grateful that I now know what JOB in gambling means and what 9/6 and what 6/5 means and somewhat have a better idea of what Let It Ride is. :D
In both The Hunger Games and in gambling, may the odds be ever in your favor. :D "Man Babes" #AxelFabulous "Olive oil is processed but it only has one ingredient, olive oil."-Even Bob, March 27/28th. :D The 2 year war is over! Woo-hoo! :D I sometimes speak in metaphors. ;) Remember this. ;) Crack the code. :D 8.9.13.25.14.1.13.5.9.19.14.1.20.8.1.14! :D "For about the 4096th time, let me offer a radical idea to those of you who don't like Nathan -- block her and don't visit Nathan's Corner. What is so complicated about it?" Wizard, August 21st. :D
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March 16th, 2018 at 6:51:51 PM permalink
Keep in mind, not only is 6/5 a really bad Jack's or better video poker game, it is also a lower payout in blackjack on naturals. If you see 6/5 in a thread chances are someone is talking blackjack.
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March 16th, 2018 at 9:10:06 PM permalink
Quote: Nathan

Thanks for the replies! :D I am grateful that I now know what JOB in gambling means and what 9/6 and what 6/5 means and somewhat have a better idea of what Let It Ride is. :D



Another aspect to consider:

9/6 Jacks or Better video poker has a payback percentage of 99.5%
6/5 JoB has a payback pct. of 95.5%

(Assuming perfect strategy)
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March 17th, 2018 at 2:23:59 AM permalink
Quote: smoothgrh

(Assuming perfect strategy)

From what I understand about the speed of play that is required to grind out any winnings, perfect strategy is not too likely.

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