Why do you play video poker? What is your favorite game and why?
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- Video Poker Master
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Getting paid for pairs of 5s through 10s is there because it's a STUD pay table, not a DRAW pay table. The stud pay table is set to pay a little more than the base game. In this case 9/6/4 Double Bonus, where the base game returns 96.375%. Playing that in the Double Pay version returns about 96.5% and should be avoided by anybody who is interested in preserving their bankroll.
- Senior Member
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I play 9/7 TDB where the Draw table pays 99.58%, and the Deal pays 98.86% resulting in a decrease overall to 99.22% (according to WoO). Seems to be opposite of the above example. In poorer Draw tables they will also frequently shortchange full house and flush on the deal table. In the TDB version you want to see 250 & 100. I have seen 200 or 175 and 80 on poor tables/lower denominations which makes a lousy game horrendous. In addition to relying on kicker hands to tread water in the DDB and TDB versions, an absence of dealt straights, flushes and full houses will often result in ruin. Even at 99.22% you can lose money at an alarming rate.