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Dealt Royals to Nowhere

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 10:44 am
by New2vp
Dealt Royals are always a nice surprise. And one would never toss one back, particularly in a casino.

In contests on this website, my experience with them has been bittersweet. I have had at least four dealt royals that have not even sniffed the lead in contests on this site, with the latest being today's after maybe a 4-year drought. Today's Daily Contest is 25-play Super Times Pay and the dealt royal I received today was the highest number of hands on which I have received a dealt royal: JATQK in diamonds. It is good for only 46th at the time of my writing this and may likely fall out of the top 100 before the day is out. As you have surmised, there obviously was no multiplier. What was a little worse was that this dealt royal was not AUTOHELD, since I was playing the Atlantic City version of Joker Wild**. So instead of scoring 25 x 4000, my take was "only" 25 x 500. I scored 8870 on the other 49 hands, and the current leader has 105,855; so my score with a 100,000 hit instead of 12,500 would have been a current leading 108,870. I'm guessing that neither of those scores will hold/would have held before the day is through.

In reminiscing about the other dealt royals that I've had in contests, I am not counting the ones in Dream Poker and Magic Deal as the bonus cards allow relatively frequent chances at those.

Not counting those games the other dealt royals that I have had in contests were:

(1) First hand at 10-play Ultimate X*. What "first hand" means is that there were no chances at multipliers, so this was never close to the lead;
(2) Single Hand in a Monthly Contest. Of course these count no more than any other run-of-the-mill drawn royals, which are lots more frequent;
(3) Five Play in a Wheel with Quick Quads contest where dealt royals are less valuable than dealt Quad Aces with Kickers, which get 5 bonus wheel spins.

*Today's dealt royal was on the 2nd hand of the contest, following directly after a first hand dealt flush. In Ultimate X, a dealt flush would yield some nice multipliers for the NEXT HAND.

**I think I recall faygo posting at least one dealt royal on this game, maybe in a casino. I know he won a couple of contests, probably playing this game, which was his favorite, so I'll dedicate this thread to his memory. Hope you are enjoying a beer or a nice soft drink somewhere today.

Re: Dealt Royals to Nowhere

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 4:44 pm
by Tedlark
New - As I play a fair amount of Atlantic City Joker Poker, "ACJP", I'll chime in.

First, congrats on the dealt royal and it sucks that it came on just about the worst game which it could. I'd much rather see a dealt straight flush than a dealt royal in a casino setting when I'm playing ACJP. Ironically on my last trip to a casino pre-shutdown I was dealt a straight flush when playing 10 play ACJP at Harrah's Joliet, IL twice in 2 hours.

Keep your chin up though as your record of dealt royals far exceeds mine and good luck in the contests.

Re: Dealt Royals to Nowhere

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 8:12 pm
by Waiting4RF
I have never had a dealt royal in the casino or on this site. I have not had any royals in the monthly contest. Last month, one of top highest monthly scorers has 2 dealt royals. I played the monthly all of this year (over 65,000 hands) and many times in the past but not all days in the past months. I do get royals where they count the most, in the casinos.

Re: Dealt Royals to Nowhere

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:08 pm
by Lateshowrob
I think most of us feel your pain. I have never even sniffed the top 10 in a daily contest, let alone win one, and have not won a weekly or monthly contest. IIRC, the same person won the daily contest two days in a row not long ago, and this week, we very well may have the same person win a daily contest and a weekly contest. The leader in the June monthly contest is so far ahead, it will take a miracle for them to be caught. It amazes me how the monthly contest leader has had so many sessions (15 as of 06.21) of over 1,000 credits. I often play several days without so much as hitting even one 4OAK in the monthly game. The bottom line is that it is very difficult to win these contests; the sheer number of players makes our odds very slim. On the 06.21 Double Super Times Pay game, after 11 sessions, my high score is 1,540, barely over the level one needs to earn a drawing, while the contest leader had a session score of over 100,000. I have fun on this site but it is sometimes very discouraging to not even come remotely close to any of the top scores in any contest.

Re: Dealt Royals to Nowhere

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:58 am
by New2vp
Somewhere edog is smiling at this post while winning contest after contest in his own heavenly

Re: Dealt Royals to Nowhere

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:54 am
New2vp wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:58 am
Somewhere edog is smiling at this post while winning contest after contest in his own heavenly

Re: Dealt Royals to Nowhere

Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:24 pm
by Gammy
I wonder if edog ever wrote his book about the cop biting cat?