sandradee
Posted by sandradee
Nov 04, 2019

Ultimate X Bonus Streak Video Poker

If Ultimate X Bonus Streak JOB 8-6 percentage is .99422 with perfect play, what is the percentage if played with advanced 8-6 JOB strategy (No other changes)?

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EVBandit
EVBandit Nov 08, 2019

Its not that easy to calculate. You cannot use Gauss-Markov theorem to approximate the EV (using basic video poker strategy) because the game is decidedly non-linear, e.g. you want to trigger the 12X.



My background: I have a patent on a Video Poker game and have licensed the game with IGT in the past. I have friends who have PhDs in Math, Comp Science, Physics, etc and they all tell me Bonus Streak was or still is the hardest VP game to analyze.



In this game, you want to trigger Xs and get those Xs into 12Xs so strategy deviation is paramount.



I would not recommend using the advance 8-6 JoB strategy for this game since you give up too much of the games return.

sandradee
Posted by sandradee
Nov 04, 2019

Double Pay/Deal Draw Video Poker

On Deuces Wild 15-9-4-4-3 Double Pay/Deal Draw video poker, do you play normal strategy on the draw? What is the percentage pay on this game?