Originally Posted by ScooperNova
Played my first $25 PLO the other day. Won $200 and got my name in lights.
I mean, good for you(?) but that kinda sucks at the same time.
The same priced NLHE results board shows two $500 wins and ALL of the rest are $200.
So, I mean, obviously, play what you're more comfortable with, but EV looks much better (granted, possibly due to more play) on the HE side.
Personally, I'm not sure I will ever play PLO Jackpots for any amount on there again. As entertaining as it can be to mix in a little splash of "gambling" with our poker, I'm generally turned off by the Jackpots right now for 3 main reasons.
1) Not enough BIG WINS on the board to justify the SUPER REGULAR occurence of playing 3 handed for winner-takes-all double up. You can accomplish the same outcome in a single hand at a cash game.
2) The "turbo" nature of the structure means that far too many players now are doing it purely to "gamble" WPT-style aipf bingo-fest. My skills are much better served in other arenas.
3) This might sound trivial but it took me A WHILE to learn that the rakeback on these games was next to nothing. MOST winning players would say they don't care, but I channel my long since passed inner grandma who lived through the depression and counted every penny. So yeah, maybe I'm being greedy, but for my $40 investment, I want you to give me a shot at a 4 figure outcome AND I want something decent in rakeback, not just pennies on the dollar. This is ONLY because, unlike most live casinos
I have played in, there is no Bad Beat Jackpot. I'd actually prefer having that and potentially winning more through that than I did playing at the tables, knowing full well that the odds of winning it are VERY low and the rakeback, while small, is a guarantee.
But yeah, to my original point about PLO: Other than the lower board result payouts, I don't care for the nature of the game. Sure, in NLHE as I already pointed out there are enough AIPF bingo donkeys to ruin any chance at a real game. But even respectable players in PLO will very often base their bet sizing on the size of the pot and will almost always bet full pot when they "think (or know) they have it." This is compared to "real poker" games on that site where most often a "it's mine" bet before the river will be 2/3rd pot at best. So all the POTTING means that 500 chip starting point is in the middle way sooner than I would like, no matter what I have.
Just my opinion. Continued rungood hopefully your way, though.