Last Update: Oct 25, 2007
The odds and strategy are exactly the same as convention video poker for the same game and pay table.
The following table shows the standard deviation in 9/6 Jacks or Better, per hand on the draw in both spin poker and mutli-play video poker, based on a random simulation of 194,010,000 dealt hands. By "per hand," I mean hand after the draw.
To get the standard deviation per hand on the deal, divide by the square root of the number of hands on the draw. This would be the standard deviation relative to the a single bet across all hands.
Example: Consider 9-play Spin Poker on a $1 game, playing $5 per hand.
The standard deviation per hand per hand on the draw would be $5×7.28 = $36.40.
The standard deviation of a 9 hands would be sqr(9)×$36.40 = $109.20.
The standard deviation, relative to the $45 total bet amount, would be 7.28/sqr(9) = 2.43.
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