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Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by VayCayMom, Jan 11, 2007.

    Jan 11, 2007
  1. VayCayMom

    VayCayMom Dormant account

    Any stories here of playing that just made you want to kick your self!

    Can anyone top this?

    At Bodog, a few months ago, I was playing some type of poker, you and dealer each get 2 cards and then 5 are dealt for you to use to make the best hand. ( sorry can't recall the exact name) well, you have the opportunity to make a side bet for the progressive jackpot. Is anyone groaning yet? Do you feel what is coming???
    I never ever made that bet on this poker game, BECAUSE, in order for you to really win you had to get a straight flush ( 10% of jackpot) or a Royal, BUT it has to be DEALT in the 5 card hand. Err and um, well I thought what are the odds of that? NEVER????
    So I played at Bodog off and on for a year, hardly ever cashed out.And one day I play that poker and I'll be DARNED if a Royal Flush was not dealt out in the 5 card hand.
    The jack pot was $47,000 AND CHANGE .
    Here is the kicker... I did not win ANYTHING because the dealer and I tied!!!!!!!:eek:
  2. Jan 12, 2007
  3. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount.


    Do you have a screenshot of this, or have the game log?

    This is VERY suspect, if both you AND the dealer recieved a royal flush in the same hand. Anyone care to run the numbers?
  4. Jan 12, 2007
  5. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

    STILL At Leisure
    United Kingdom
    Don't kick too hard.

    This is exactly how the casinos want you to feel. You will probably swear always to place the side bet in future.

    This would be a mathematical misconception though, the side bet is $1, but the chance of a straight flush being dealt in any 5 cards is of the order of 1 in 100,000 and for a Royal it is more like 1 in 750,000. Only if the pot were around the $100,000 level would this side bet be worth playing in the long term.
    The game sounds like Texas Hold 'em bonus poker, a kind of fixed bet Texas Hold 'em played on poker sites. It could make good training for a budding poker player as the format is the same, player & dealer get 2 hole cards, and a total of 5 cards are dealt on the flop etc. You even get the opportunity to fold, check or raise on the flop as in "proper" poker, but the dealer is the RNG rather than another player, so you will not learn about bluffs. I have tried it, and so far I have not been able to bluff the RNG dealer into folding by raising on a crap hand:D

    The wizard of odds has a section on the value of these progressive side bets, and when the maths works in favour of chasing them, which is rare online.
  6. Jan 12, 2007
  7. soflat

    soflat Senior Member

    The dealer got a Royal Flush too?
  8. Jan 12, 2007
  9. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount.


    If the dealer & player tied with a royal flush, it would have been a carribean stud poker, not the texas hold'em casino variant. :)
  10. Jan 12, 2007
  11. Pocketdiggers77

    Pocketdiggers77 Gamester

    Systems Analyst
    On Top of Old Smokey
    Ive played this game a little and I was under the impression the jackpot was awarded if you made the royal flush with your own two cards and the "flop" of three cards. However, if a royal shows on the 5 "community cards" then all you could do was push. This game took too much of my money too fast for me to even figure it out to be honest so I could be totally incorrect on my assumption.
  12. Jan 12, 2007
  13. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

    House-Husband and Casino Advisor
    Bexhill on sea, England
    The flush was on the table (5 community cards), therefore all players & the dealer had the same hand = RF.
    Same as in normal hold'em.
  14. Jan 12, 2007
  15. Piemaster

    Piemaster Guest

    I remember many years ago (when online casinos first got going) I was playing Carribean Stud. I was up and down and up and down over a long session. Eventually I had 40 left and decided to bet it all on one hand to see what happens.

    I was elated when I was dealt 4 jacks!

    I was somewhat less elated when the dealer didnt qualify :(
  16. Jan 12, 2007
  17. EasyRhino

    EasyRhino Dormant account

    San Diego
    VCM, the game you're describing is definitely Caribbean or Casino Hold'em. I kind of like the game, as it has a moderately low house edge on the main game (about 2.2% according to the wizard), but it's pretty easy to play.

    While messing around with the progressive side bet, I realized what garbage it was, though, mainly because of the requirement that that you get the hand on the flop, not after you draw two more cards.

    Tieing the dealer was some cruel irony, though, if you had managed to draw to the royal, then you still would have been paid 100:1 on your ante.

    If it's any consolation, I folded away a flush in caribbean stud two days ago when I wasn't paying attention.

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