addition to the regular games, with its fixed but
relatively small payouts, Shuffle Master Gaming has
introduced a tournament limited to players who have
received big hands in regular play and have placed
a $1 bet on the tournament spot. In order to be eligible
for this tournament, this additional bet must be made.
It is bet at the same time as the other three wagers,
before the cards are dealt out. The tournament spots
in front of each player light up when the bets are
this extra bet, not only do you have a chance to get
into the tournament, which will pay a grand prize
of $23 million or more, but you will receive "bonus
payments" if you are dealt certain big hands.
Here is what those payments look like:
Royal Flush $20,000
Straight Flush $2,000
Four of a Kind $200
Full House $100
thing I haven't stressed as much as I could in this
book is how much patience it takes to play poker well.
You have to wait and wait until a situation where
you have the best of it arises and then pounce on
it. But sometimes you'll wait for hours for the right
situation, then things don't work out as planned and,
even though you have the best of it, you don't prevail.
It can be hard to go back into the waiting mode when
this happens, but this is what you have to do.