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Beware of Betting Systems

No matter how good it may look, no betting system will beat the math of the game By Jerry “Stickman” Stich   They are everywhere. System sellers, those snake oil salesmen of the gambling world, bombard you with emails. Recently I have received some emails from fairly novice players asking questions about one form of […]

MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS

Debunking common video poker myths By John Grochowski   With almost all things that have been with us for a while, myths develop. Some myths are based on fact, others are based on the way the human mind thinks the facts should be. Video poker myths have been around since shortly after the introduction of […]

KICKERING YOURSELF

To hold that kicker or not—that is the question By John Grochowski   It’s always tempting to go for the big jackpot, and often in video poker that’s just what we do. We’ll break up a flush, straight or high pair for a one-card draw to a royal flush, tossing away smaller payoffs for a […]

The New Video Poker

Bonus features like multipliers and free games spice up the traditional video poker game, while offering a fair shake that diehards will appreciate Frank Legato   The idea of an automated version of the game of poker, to be played alone while enjoying drinks, goes all the way back to the origins of the slot […]

GOING FOR THE BIG PAYDAY

Holding the low-card kicker in Double Double Bonus Poker By John Grochowski It’s always tempting to go for the big jackpot, and often in video poker that’s just what we do. We’ll break up a flush, straight or high pair for a one-card draw to a royal flush, tossing away smaller payoffs for a chance […]

THE NEW VIDEO POKER

Bonus features like multipliers and free games spice up the traditional video poker game, while offering a fair shake that diehards will appreciate By Frank Legato   The idea of an automated version of the game of poker, to be played alone while enjoying drinks, goes all the way back to the origins of the […]

ASKED & ANSWERED

Video poker players seek answers By John Grochowski   Video poker players love to raise questions about their games, and the questions aren’t limited to strategy puzzlers. Often, questions from readers focus on how the games and odds work and why. Why don’t royal flushes pay more when they’re so rare? How are best strategies […]

NAME YOUR GAME

Do you play a variety of video poker games? By Jerry “Stickman” Stich   What type of video poker player are you? Type #1: Do you concentrate on one specific game such as Jacks or Better, find the best possible pay table and take the time to practice the correct strategy until you can play […]

A BRIEF HISTORY OF VIDEO POKER

How the game evolved into a mainstay of modern casinos By Jerry “Stickman” Stich   Today’s casinos have a plethora of video poker machines. They come in denominations ranging from a penny to $100, and beyond. There are scores of variations ranging from the basic Jacks or Better, through bonus games and wild card games […]

SKILL & CHANCE

Strategy and knowledge matter at video poker – but it’s still gambling By John Grochowski   My old friends Ken and Rich are guys I’ve known all my adult life. We met in college, did a fair amount of partying together, and indulged in the odd poker game, ending each session with the ridiculous super-wild […]

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