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Posted by James K.
Mar 31, 2009

Video Poker in Macau is very scant. What little there is have very tight pay tables. Here are the few games I noticed.

 

City of Dreams — Aug., 2009
Game Pay Table Denomination Return
Jacks or Better 6-5 $2 0.949961
Jacks or Better 7-5 $5 0.961472
Jacks or Better 8-5 $25, $100 0.972984
Bonus Poker 10-8-5-3-1-1 $2 0.941829
Bonus Poker 6-5 $5, $25 0.968687
Bonus Poker 7-5 $100 0.980147
Double Bonus 8-5 $2 0.941897
Double Bonus 9-6-4 $5, $25, $100 0.963754
Double Double Bonus 7-5 $2 0.957120
Double Double Bonus 8-5 $5 0.967861
Double Double Bonus 9-5 $25 0.978729
Double Double Bonus 9-6 $100 0.989808
Deuces Wild 25-16-13-4-3-2-2-1 $2 0.967651
Deuces Wild 20-12-9-4-4-3-2-1 $5, $25, $100 0.970554

 

 

Venetian — Aug., 2009
Game Pay Table Denomination Return
Jacks or Better 7-5 $5 0.961472
Bonus Poker 6-5 $5 0.968687
Double Bonus 8-5 $5 0.941897
Deuces Wild 25-15-10-4-3-2-2-1 $5 0.948182
Joker Poker (kings or better) 40-20-5-4-3-2-1-1 $5 0.954570

 

 

Miscellaneous Casinos — August 2007
Game Game Return
Wynn 7/5 Bonus Poker 98.01%
Golden Dragon 7/5 Jacks or Better 96.15%
Sands 6/5 Jacks or Better 95.00%
Floating Casino 6/5 Jacks or Better 95.00%
Jai Alai 8/5 Joker Poker 93.90%
Golden Dragon 7/5 Joker Poker 92.66%
Floating Casino 9/6 Sevens and Joker Wild 91.28%

 

A reader reported seeing the following games in August 2007.

 

Macau Video Poker - Viewer Reported
Game Pay Table Denomination Return Date of Report
Wynn 7/5 Jacks or Better $1, $5, $10 3,5,10-play 96.15% Aug. 24, 2007
Wynn 7/5 Bonus Poker Deluxe $1, $5, $10 3,5,10-play 96.25% Aug. 24, 2007
Wynn 20/10/8 Deuces Wild $1, $5, $10 3,5,10-play 95.96% Aug. 24, 2007
Wynn 15/7/5 Joker Poker $1, $5, $10 3,5,10-play 98.09% Aug. 24, 2007

 

 

Progressives

 

Many games in Macau, not just video poker, are progressive. The games listed above at the Wynn and Sands were progressive. As a rough guide, here is how much to add to the return according to the progressive amount, for five-coin games. By "coin" I mean the denomination. I know that the machines don't take literal coins any longer, but the term is still used from when they did.

Royal flush for 52-card games: For every 1000 coins in the meter above 4000 add 0.50% to the return.
Natural Royal flush for 53-card games: For every 1000 bet units in the meter above 4000 add 0.38% to the return.
Sequential Royal flush (one direction) for 52-card games: For every 10,000 coins (bet units) in the meter above 4000 add 0.05% to the return.

For more information on video poker, please visit my companion site, Wizard of Odds.

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