Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: VID POKER

  1. #1
    Senior Member MAXIMUM BET's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    NORTHERN VA
    Posts
    249
    Likes (Given)
    248
    Likes (Received)
    133

    VID POKER

    i read somewhere play video poker when its crowded ? is there a big difference in general when to play slots/vid poker

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Posts
    2,724
    Likes (Given)
    109
    Likes (Received)
    683
    Not sure where you read this. Odds on VP just as odds on slots IMHO are not gonna change whether the casino floor is busy or slow.

  3. #3
    Senior Member MAXIMUM BET's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    NORTHERN VA
    Posts
    249
    Likes (Given)
    248
    Likes (Received)
    133
    Quote Originally Posted by moto View Post
    Not sure where you read this. Odds on VP just as odds on slots IMHO are not gonna change whether the casino floor is busy or slow.
    i found the post by "feelinlucky"

    Prospect for a nice $5/$10 multi - denomination Poker machine on a busy aisle. Put $200 in and play JOB for $10 - with a little luck you can build that to $500 in about an hour. Take the $300 profit and load it into a strategically placed (BUSY AISLE) Buffalo Gold machine and play Max Coin 1 or 2 cent denomination. No guarantees but that's a glimpse of the way I play.

    so i guess they are suggesting to play on a "busy aisle" . . .

  4. #4
    Senior Member mhetrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Tyler, Tx
    Posts
    1,604
    Likes (Given)
    1115
    Likes (Received)
    1239

    VID POKER

    Slots and video poker machines are different animals. The old adage of “playing a machine by the bathroom or aisle” does apply b/c VP machines have paybacks determined by the payout table listed on the actual machine. So, if you play the right game with the highest payback, doesn’t matter where in the casino it is.

    Again, just b/c you’ve found a 9/6 Jacks or Better machine doesn’t mean you will make 100% profit, despite it being a 100% PB.


    Sent from my iPhone using Slot Fanatics

  5. #5
    Senior Member MAXIMUM BET's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    NORTHERN VA
    Posts
    249
    Likes (Given)
    248
    Likes (Received)
    133
    Quote Originally Posted by mhetrick View Post
    Slots and video poker machines are different animals. The old adage of “playing a machine by the bathroom or aisle” does apply b/c VP machines have paybacks determined by the payout table listed on the actual machine. So, if you play the right game with the highest payback, doesn’t matter where in the casino it is.

    Again, just b/c you’ve found a 9/6 Jacks or Better machine doesn’t mean you will make 100% profit, despite it being a 100% PB.


    Sent from my iPhone using Slot Fanatics
    why are the hits so little unlike other slot machines : i mean payout 2 coins . . 5 coins . . etc . . it seems it takes alot of time to build up winnings

  6. #6
    Senior Member mhetrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Tyler, Tx
    Posts
    1,604
    Likes (Given)
    1115
    Likes (Received)
    1239
    Quote Originally Posted by MAXIMUM BET View Post
    why are the hits so little unlike other slot machines : i mean payout 2 coins . . 5 coins . . etc . . it seems it takes alot of time to build up winnings
    Because video poker can be a positive expectation game, the games are designed so that even if you are playing a good paytable the house still have some sort of advantage. Every game a casino offers has to make money for the house in some way. Otherwise, they wouldn't put it on the floor. This is true for VP. That's why you have to take advantage of the better paytables/games so that the house edge is lower.

    It's the same idea with blackjack, craps, etc. Remember also that you are cycling through a lot of coin-in as well because you may get a pair that refunds your bet back. The house makes the advantage here by raising the amount of coin-in required on VP to get a point vs. getting a slot machine point.

  7. #7
    Senior Member kdk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Posts
    1,538
    Likes (Given)
    566
    Likes (Received)
    370
    I have heard this before too, but there is a reason. If you see a bank of video poker games that is much more crowded than usual, it's because the progressive is very high and lots of players are trying to hit it.

    I have seen a bank of the 25 cent video poker games at one of the locals get up to over $4000 on quarters, when it starts only at $1000. Good luck getting on a game then. I actually hit my very first royal this way, I snagged an open seat and hit a $3300+ royal on a $1.25 bet years ago after only putting in $20. Once I hit it, every player gave me a dirty look and cashed out.

    other than that, I can't see another reason, other than maybe a casino has one bank of really good paytables so those are busier than the others in the casino. I find that to happen a lot.

  8. #8
    Senior Member mhetrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Tyler, Tx
    Posts
    1,604
    Likes (Given)
    1115
    Likes (Received)
    1239
    Quote Originally Posted by kdk View Post

    other than that, I can't see another reason, other than maybe a casino has one bank of really good paytables so those are busier than the others in the casino. I find that to happen a lot.
    Exactly @kdk! Well versed VP players know where the best paytables are and the machines that have them. For example, take MSS in Downtown Vegas. They have several banks of good VP machines, however those banks are excluded from any type of promotions (bonus points, etc.) per a note that is posted on them. That is generally a sign of a good game with a good table.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •