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Common abbreviation for "Royal Aces Bonus" video poker game. See Royal Aces Bonus paytable.
Reel Slot
  1. Slot machines that use actual reels or wheels
  2. Any non-video poker gambling machine
Short for Royal Flush.
A term used to describe a comp level, usual short for "Room, Food & Beverage" or "Room and Full Board". Typically, a player is brought in on an RFB comp (rather than earning it during a trip). The RFB applies only to what a pre-determined number of people (say 2) might consume and covers only what might be charged to a casino hotel room. However, some common items, such as telephone calls and spa charges are rarely covered by RFB.
A term used to describe a comp level, similar to RFB, where "L" stands for Limited. Typically, an RFBL player will be limited to certain restaurants or certain dollar amounts (less then RFB)
Risk of Ruin
The probability that, given a certain bankroll, a gambler will be ruined. For video poker, the Risk of Ruin is generally computed for an infinite number of hands, since the computation easier, though it can also be computed for any number of hands. However, if the number of hands is not specified, it is assumed to be infinite. The (infinite run) Risk of Ruin is always greater then zero for video poker, including positive games, since the variance is always non-zero. For all negative expectation situations, the Risk of Ruin is always 100%. That is, regardless of the bankroll, a gambler who plays a bad game will eventually go broke. The Risk of Ruin decreases as the size of the bankroll in betting units increases. Hence, decreasing game denomination (unit or wager) at a fixed bankroll decreases Risk of Ruin.
See also: Survivability.
Random Number Generator
Short for Risk of Ruin.
Royal Aces Bonus
Video poker game. See Royal Aces Bonus paytable.
Royal Flush
Poker hand comprising the ten, jack, queen, king and ace of one suit (in any order). For most draw video poker games, the probability of a natural (no wild card) Royal Flush is approximately 1/45,000. For example:
Royal Flush Cycle
The average number of hands between royal flushes, obtained as one over the probability of a royal flush.
See also: Cycle.
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