Super Times Pay
Last Update: Feb 23, 2009
|Super Times Pay Return|
|Game||Standard Return||Super Times Pay Return|
|9/6 Jacks or Better||0.995439||0.998204|
|8/6 Jacks or Better||0.983927||0.98666|
|9/5 Jacks or Better||0.984498||0.987233|
|8/5 Jacks or Better||0.972912||0.975615|
|7/5 Jacks or Better||0.954828||0.957480|
|6/5 Jacks or Better||0.949961||0.952600|
|8/5 Bonus Poker||0.991660||0.994414|
|7/5 Bonus Poker||0.980147||0.982870|
|6/5 Bonus Poker||0.968687||0.971378|
|9/6 Double Double Bonus||0.989808||0.992557|
|8/6 Double Double Bonus||0.978949||0.981668|
|9/5 Double Double Bonus||0.978729||0.981448|
|8/5 Double Double Bonus||0.967861||0.97055|
|7/5 Double Double Bonus||0.95712||0.959778|
|6/5 Double Double Bonus||0.946569||0.949198|
|25/15/9/5/3/2 Deuces Wild||1.00762||1.010419|
|25/16/10/4/4/3 Deuces Wild||0.997283||1.000053|
|25/15/10/4/4/3 Deuces Wild||0.994179||0.996940|
|20/12/9/5/3/2 Deuces Wild||0.989378||0.992126|
|25/15/9/4/4/3 Deuces Wild||0.989131||0.991878|
|20/12/10/4/4/3 Deuces Wild||0.975791||0.978502|
|25/16/13/4/3/2 Deuces Wild||0.967651||0.970338|
|20/10/8/4/4/3 Deuces Wild||0.959638||0.962304|
|25/15/10/4/3/2 Deuces Wild||0.948182||0.950816|
|9/7/5 Double Bonus||0.991065||0.993818|
|9/6/5 Double Bonus||0.978062||0.980779|
|9/6/4 Double Bonus||0.963754||0.966431|
|8/5/4 Double Bonus||0.941897||0.944513|
|7/5/4 Double Bonus||0.931060||0.933646|
In late 2007 the Venetian had a nice 9/6 Jacks or Better Super Times Pay game in the high limit room. I played it at various times between Sep. 27 and Nov. 9. As I played I tallied how often I received each multiplier. Here were my results.
|Super Times Pay — Venetian Experiment|
My average multiplier was 4.027, a little under the average 4.05.
After I did this study an anonymous source gave me the actual probabilities of each multiplier, as follows.
|Super Times Pay — Actual Multiplier Probabilities|
A chi-squared test of my results against expectations has a chi-squared statistic of 6.405, with five degrees of freedom, and a p value of 26.88%.
Based on the actual multiplier probabilities, the Super Times Pay feature increases the standard deviation by 51%, compared to not paying for it. Compare that to an increase of 100% by just doubling the bet size on a standard video poker game.
The strategy is exactly the same as that for standard video poker of the same pay table.
Super Times Pay official web site . Has a nice play for free game.
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