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Last Updated: December 8, 2016

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Lucky 8's

Introduction



The Dealer Bonus is a pai gow poker side bet offered by Internet casinos using Ace Gaming.

Rules



The player is paid according to the highest paying poker that can be made with his seven cards. The pay table can be seen in the return table in the analysis section.

Analysis



Following is my analysis of the Lucky 8's. The lower right cell shows a house edge of 45.15% (ouch!).

Lucky 8's

Event Pays Combinations Probability Return
Event Pays Combinations Probability Return
Natural seven-card straight flush 8888 32 0.000000 0.001845
Wild seven-card straight flush 1000 196 0.000001 0.001272
Four 8's plus joker 888 1,128 0.000007 0.006498
Five aces 400 1,128 0.000007 0.002927
Four eights 400 17,296 0.000112 0.044883
Royal flush 150 26,092 0.000169 0.025391
Straight flush 50 184,644 0.001198 0.059894
Four of a Kind 25 289,048 0.001875 0.046880
Full House 4 4,188,528 0.027173 0.108692
Flush 2 6,172,088 0.040041 0.080083
Three of a kind 1 7,672,500 0.049775 0.049775
Loser -1 135,590,400 0.879640 -0.879640
Total 154,143,080 1.000000 -0.451501



Written by: Michael Shackleford

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