Wan Doy Poker?

Landprofits

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This is a new game introduced by Wagerworks I think - perhaps KK or somebody can confirm that?

Anyway - the WOO page states that the optimal strategy is simple;

"The strategy is simple, the player should raise on any pair or higher."

I found that you can try Wan Doy poker out for free at Virgin casino, but you don't seem to be able to raise - the only option is to call.

Am I missing somehting?
 

GrandMaster

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Calling means that you have to place an additional wager equal to your ante, so you could call it a raise. Btw, it is not a new game. It was available at WW casinos, then it disappeared a couple of years ago.
 

Landprofits

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Calling means that you have to place an additional wager equal to your ante, so you could call it a raise. Btw, it is not a new game. It was available at WW casinos, then it disappeared a couple of years ago.

Thank you Grandmaster.

Basically then, optimal strategy would be to call (otherwise called a raise) on any pair or higher hand.

I have no doubt that Wizard of Odds is correct, but it does seem counter intuitive calling with a low pair such as 2-2 ?
 

Jufo

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Basically then, optimal strategy would be to call (otherwise called a raise) on any pair or higher hand.

I have no doubt that Wizard of Odds is correct, but it does seem counter intuitive calling with a low pair such as 2-2 ?

Yes, but calling only increases your total wager by 1/3 (so if you lose, you are not much worse off than by folding) and there is a decent possiblity that dealer has no pairs.
 

GrandMaster

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Thank you Grandmaster.

Basically then, optimal strategy would be to call (otherwise called a raise) on any pair or higher hand.

I have no doubt that Wizard of Odds is correct, but it does seem counter intuitive calling with a low pair such as 2-2 ?

If you fold, you lose your bet automatically. If you raise, you still expect to lose, but on average you will lose less than if you folded.
 

KasinoKing

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This is a new game introduced by Wagerworks I think - perhaps KK or somebody can confirm that?
Certainly not new - it's been on WW as long as I can remember and was my favourite game for clearing WRs back in the days when Wagerworks casinos had some decent bonuses and the game was allowed at 100%.
Those great days are gone now... :(

As the two posters above have said - that is the best strategy.
GM is also right that the game was withdrawn for a period of about 6-months about 2 years ago - but I never found out why... :confused:

I love the way it's a bit like a mix of PaiGow & Caribbean Stud.
The best I've hit is the second-highest combination:-
 
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