Reason #4 why the Wizard likes Bovada: One-Stop Shopping
Bovada offers the triple crown of gambling: casino, poker, and sports. Many other casinos have tacked on poker as an afterthought, and many poker rooms have tacked on a casino as an afterthought, and the lack of attention shows, sometimes painfully. And very few of these sites let you make sports wagers.
But Bovada doesn't just offer all three, they do each one well, and everything's integrated. It's easy to play all three off one deposit, off just one account.
Another nice thing about Bovada is that you don't need a separate account to play casino games with fake money. In fact you do not even need an account for that at all, you can just click over there and play. Finally, Bovada usernames are only six or seven characters long making them possible to remember. By contrast some competitors' usernames are extremely long and cumbersome.
Deuce on the Deal is a video poker game by Bally. I noticed it at the Suncoast in Las Vegas on September 30, 2007. The rules are the same as normal video poker, except the player has the option to pay five extra coins to guarantee getting at least one deuce. The way this is programmed is random hands will be dealt behind the scenes, until one is found containing at least one deuce.
In the following return tables the "win" is per coin, based on a max-coin bet, not including the deuce fee. So the actual win would be five times the win shown. The "return" is the produce of the win, the probability, and 0.5. The reason for the 0.5, is to adjust for the deuce fee.
Deuce on the Deal — Suncoast Pay Table
|Natural royal flush||2000||13054800||0.000002||0.001920|
|Wild royal flush||25||30818613936||0.004532||0.056649|
|Five of a kind||10||50011253544||0.007354||0.036771|
|Four of a kind||4||921085059024||0.135446||0.270892|
|Three of a kind||1||2997349018848||0.440762||0.220381|
Also see Ace on the Deal.