Originally Posted by nickj7777
has anyone brought up the fact that the rake and the chance of hitting a jackpot is pretty much the same on wpn as stars (6% and 1 in 100,000), but the multipliers differ greatly?
3600x on stars, 2500x on wpn for the top jackpot.
the 2x and 4x frequency favor wpn slightly, but is that enough to overcome the lower multipliers in the higher less occuring jackpot levels?
im sure there is a simulator that can run it.
my apologies if this has already been brought up and discussed.
What do you mean by "overcome"?
I assume you're comparing Jackpot Poker to the $3/$7 spins which have the same effective rake. If you're asking about variance/swings, then as Furo86 points out, given the same effective rake, having more money distributed (with higher frequencies) in the lower tiers will mean less variance and thus less severe swings.
If you're asking about ROI, there will only be a very slight difference, but it's not due to the differences in tier frequencies or multipliers (between Jackpots and $3/$7 spins). The difference is due to the slightly different payout structure in the top 3 tiers, where WPN pays 75%/15%/10% to 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place but Stars pays 83.3%/8.3%/8.3%. So any slight difference in expected ROI will depend on your finish distribution in games where you hit a top-3 tier Jackpot. (We're probably talking about only a few buyins difference over 10k games).
If your asking if the numbers add up so the expected prize pool size equates to an effective rake of 6%, then yes.
If you dig deeper you will see that the structure is indeed the same like the stars 15-60$ spins but with a higher rake and therefore lesser payouts to the top 3 pools
I never noticed that similarity.
Looks like the multiplier differences extend down to 5 tiers.