I'm at a restaurant in Vegas sitting at the video poker bar waiting on dinner. Decided to play some Double Double Bonus video poker while I wait for my food.
I get dealt Q ♣ Q ♦ 3 ♠ 3 ♥ 3 ♣
What's the right play?
For those that don't know the double double bonus payouts, the full house is a guaranteed 45 coin payout (I bet the max at 5 quarters). If I hit four 3's it either pays 400 or 800 depending on whether I also get the kicker (A, 2 or 4 kicker pays 800, any other kicker pays 400). Or if I don't catch quads, then it pays 15.
I gambled by drawing for quads, and hit! But was that the right play statistically?