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- I just hit a royal flush playing video poker!!!
I was playing off of $8 that I had converted from comp points at Tropica. Was down to just about $1 left, maybe less. My hand was a choice between 4 to a straight or 3 suited High cards, QKA. Still can't believe I drew the other two!!
Now I'm wondering if this is really going to be cashable since I've never deposited there. I've only played on free chips. Anybody have any experience w/this - cashing in wins from converted comp points - at this casino? I know I'll have to get w/live support to get the definitive answers, but I thought I'd check w/any of you guy's that might have experience w/the difficulties (or not, hopefully) of cashing out in these situations.
I also have 4 or 5 NDB wins at various casinos that I've not cashed out yet. Gotta get set up w/ewalletexpress, etc. With all of the difficulties people seem to be having cashing out I'm worried that I may have some issues w/the process since I'm no longer at the address on my liscence. Thing is, I've listed that address at all of the casinos that I've registered at because I assumed they would be requesting a copy of my id and I wanted to make sure they would match up. Hopefully it won't be a problem, but I know at least one member in the last few days has been having issues with this (don't recall which casino though). I can still get mail there (it's my cousin's house), but I'm no longer in the same city so it will be a major hassle to get anything sent to that address and I'm afraid that if I start going around changing up info like this at all these sites it will throw up some flags to the casinos. They seem to relish any little discrepancies (perceived or real) that they can use to nullify their obligations regarding cash outs. And I've tried to do everything by the book as much as I could to avoid that.
Plus, it's possible that their terms have already been violated since I've been playing on public computers at one of the city libraries. I try to use no download versions whenever possible and I don't think that anyone else has signed up at any of the ones that I've downloaded, but I can't be sure. The library tends to remove them pretty frequently and I've been trying to make sure I remove any icons and such that might catch peoples attention. Plus when they are still installed, my user name always comes up at the login. Never seen any other names, so hopefully this won't be an issue.
Anyway, I'm also confussed about just how much I've won. I was playing 5 coins and the maximum $4000 jackpot for that column is flashing. But the wins entry only shows $200. It looks like they've removed some of the winnings as if this were a free chip or NDB. But it's not. Unless they're still considering them to be bound to the terms of the bonus I played to get them. If that's the case, $200 for a few minutes work ain't bad. But damn! $4000 would be a lot better! I couldn't find any info regarding the terms and conditions of comp points money on the site. From what I saw, it looked as if they were just treated like straight cash. What do you guy's think? Anybody know anything about this?
The library's closing in a few minutes so I can't get w/support until tomorrow at the earliest, but here's the screenshot:
The win is correct, as you were betting 0.05 coinsize.
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- at December 19, 2009, 12:52:25
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Because you bet 5 coins (5x 0.05 = 0.25) per hand, the win is 4000x 0.05 =$200.-
Don't know if they will pay you, I'm surprised that you accumulated comp points on a freebie without having made a deposit yet.
I should contact support about it.
If they pay you, congrats on the win!
- yes u will get paid..u can play any game u want with comp points..(they are treated as cash per nicolas johnson, vegas regal rep)..
also 4000 nickles is $200 and they dont know u are playing at a library computer...also how long were u at ur cousins house and as long as u have recent mail in ur name addressed to ur cousins house which matches ur drivers license should not matter..
my mom won 525.00 off a 30.00 free chip at simon says casino (rival) but her drivers liscen had a po box address on it...so she went and updated it they gave her a temp one with her new address on it..the casino requested that she take a pic holding it..after we sent it in the money was in her ewallet account in 2 days...
and even though u have used free chips there before it doesnt matter unlike rtg rival does not require u to make a deposit in between each free chip...also u will have to make a min. deposit of 25.00 at rival which they say u dont have to play...it is to link ur withdrawal method to ur deposit method...so u deposit 25 u can withdrawl 225..but in good faith i would play the 25.00 and withdrawal 200.00
- Thanks for the responses.
genenco - this wasn't exactly a free chip win. It was a comp points converted to cash win. Granted, those points were accumulated with free chips, but the terms of the chips were followed to the letter until they all busted out (thereby nullifying the terms I would assume). I did not see anywhere a further condition that binds comp points accumulations to the terms of any offer played to earn them. After they're converted they're treated just like no bonus cash deposits, as far as I can tell. Which should mean no game restrictions, no wager requirements, etc. Which terms would they be bound to anyway? The last chip played presummably? The max cashout could have been $200, but I can't recall for sure. I really don't think it was though (probably much lower). Anyhow, there were probably 3 or 4 different chips played to accumulate those points - all with different terms/requirements. So again, how would all those different terms transfer to the comp points?
And I realize that the win would not be $4000 anyway. Realized that shortly after posting. Guess I was just wishful thinking in the heat of the moment. But I believe whitespade is correct - it should be $1000, not $200. It is 4000 times the bet, not the coin denomination played right? And as Slotbeuker correctly pointed out - "5 coins (5x 0.05 = 0.25) per hand". I was watching the payout and wins while playing and I know that if I hit say, 3 of a kind, I was paid out 75 cents - 3 x my 25 cent (.05 x 5) bet. So why should it be any different on the royal?
I will contact support and find out.
About those screen shots though; is anybody else having trouble viewing them? When I view them in IE I can never see but about half of the shot. Which means, like with lipstick's posts, I can see the casino names, but not the codes for the bonuses. Not very helpful, so maybe there's some sort of setting I can change? I don't know.
- For the screenshots to vieuw properly just click on the tag/link below the screenshot, not on the screenshot itself.
If you click the jpeg tag it wil open in a seperate window.
For the win, as I said, you were really paid correctly for the win, just look at the yellow paytable in your screenshot, 3 of a kind pays 15 coins is 75 cent..
Royal Flush pays 4000 coins is 200 bucks..
I do admit its a little confusing if you're not playing VP alot.
- that's a sweet hit bradwill!! i play video poker all the time, its my favorite. i play for huge amounts of money, but my favorite wins are when i am down to my last dollar and bring it up to a cashout! nice job!
you should not have any problems with your address change either.
anytime your details change, just go to chat for a minute or two, and update. they will gladly do this for you. then you should be able to cashout the others you are holding on to without any problems.
good luck! nal
- Yes, coming from my last dollar made the hit all the more exciting. And like I said, $200 is $200, even if it is a bit of let down from my pipe dream of $4000. ::) It's free money (the best kind).
I see some of you play video poker at the b&m casino's too. How do they compare in your opinion to the online casino's? I've been playing around w/some of the video poker games at a casino I frequent and have had enough luck to be interested in possibly investing some more time and money in this game. I haven't even really been playing optimal play 'til this point but have found them to be a pretty consistent way to up my bankroll dollars at least a little bit here and there. Even on the crappy 7/5 machines, which is probably just luck.
So far, I've just been playing a couple of dollars at time on nickle or quarter machines. What I do is just put a couple of dollars in and just play until I hit any win that puts me a little ahead, even if it's just $2.50 or so, and then cash out w/a win ticket. Then I put a couple more dollars in and do this again. More often than not, there will be some point in the play of this small amount where I'm ahead, even if it's just a small percentage. But I know this will not last for long (it will eventually go to 0 of course), so I hold on to it while it's there and start another cycle.
Now, I'm absorbing more and more of the optimal strategy with the thought of investing some more time and money here. My goal really is to find a fairly reliable way to build up a small amount of money to a point sufficient to play another game (blackjack). Basically, I'm looking for a way to build up say $40 to $60 or so to around $200 with minimal risk. And video poker has so far seemed to be a possibility if I'm willing to up my investment in it.
What I'm wondering though is how often do these critical wins (the top 3) really hit? I know the numbers somewhat - around 40,000 hands for a royal, etc. - but what's the reality? And, do you guy's find good 9/6 full pay machines where you play? I think 8/5 is about as good as it's gonna get where I play, but I haven't looked at all the machines; there may be a good one hiding somewhere. Does the strategy I described sound like a viable one for the goal that I've set?
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