Super Times Pay
Last Update: June 18, 2013
|Super Times Pay Return|
|Game||Standard Return||Super Times Pay Return|
|9/6 Jacks or Better||99.54%||99.82%|
|8/6 Jacks or Better||98.39%||98.67%|
|9/5 Jacks or Better||98.45%||98.72%|
|8/5 Jacks or Better||97.29%||97.56%|
|7/5 Jacks or Better||96.15%||96.41%|
|6/5 Jacks or Better||95.00%||95.26%|
|8/5 Bonus Poker||99.17%||99.44%|
|7/5 Bonus Poker||98.01%||98.29%|
|6/5 Bonus Poker||96.87%||97.14%|
|9/6 Double Double Bonus||98.98%||99.26%|
|8/6 Double Double Bonus||97.89%||98.17%|
|9/5 Double Double Bonus||97.87%||98.14%|
|8/5 Double Double Bonus||96.79%||97.05%|
|7/5 Double Double Bonus||95.71%||95.98%|
|6/5 Double Double Bonus||94.66%||94.92%|
|25/15/9/5/3/2 Deuces Wild||100.76%||101.04%|
|25/16/10/4/4/3 Deuces Wild||99.73%||100.01%|
|25/15/10/4/4/3 Deuces Wild||99.42%||99.69%|
|20/12/9/5/3/2 Deuces Wild||98.94%||99.21%|
|25/15/9/4/4/3 Deuces Wild||98.91%||99.19%|
|20/12/10/4/4/3 Deuces Wild||97.58%||97.85%|
|25/16/13/4/3/2 Deuces Wild||96.77%||97.03%|
|20/10/8/4/4/3 Deuces Wild||95.96%||96.23%|
|25/15/10/4/3/2 Deuces Wild||94.82%||95.08%|
|9/7/5 Double Bonus||99.11%||99.38%|
|9/6/5 Double Bonus||97.81%||98.08%|
|9/6/4 Double Bonus||96.38%||96.64%|
|8/5/4 Double Bonus||94.19%||94.45%|
|7/5/4 Double Bonus||93.11%||93.36%|
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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Reason #3 why the Wizard likes Bovada:
In my opinion many online casinos are too stingy when setting the odds on their games. They think they will make more money that way but I believe they are misguided, because when players lose too quickly it’s not fun, and those players might not come back.
Bovada is one of the few casinos that understands this. They offer generous odds to let you play longer and get you a better chance of winning. Among their generous offerings are Full-Pay Jacks or Better returning 99.54%, six other video poker games paying over 99%, single-zero roulette, and my favorite, Pick ’em Poker, returning 99.95%!
Kudos to Bovada for not being afraid to give their players a good gamble.