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“Identical” video poker machines might have very important differences By Jerry “Stickman” Stitch   Just because two video poker machines have the same name, and the pay tables look the same, does not necessarily mean they are exactly the same game. I was reminded of this recently when I visited a casino with a good […]


Big paydays give video poker players a reason to play By John Grochowski   Video poker games with enhanced payoffs on four Aces have been a video poker staple for more than two decades. Bonus Poker, Double Bonus Poker, Double Double Bonus Poker, Triple Double Bonus Poker and beyond are among the most popular games […]


How to prepare for video poker play By Jerry “Stickman” Stich   Most slot machines require absolutely no skill to improve your odds of bringing home a win. You put in your money, select the number of coins and possibly number of lines to play and hit the spin button. That is it. The results […]


Take your game to the next level with these rules By Jerry “Stickman” Stitch   Fall is here. For some, it’s the time of year to hit the road and venture to that new casino they’ve been meaning to check out. Others, will most likely hit their favorite stomping ground to enjoy a break from […]


Every game has its own tuning points on hands with royal potential By John Grochowski   There’s nothing like a royal flush to make a video poker player’s day. On a quarter machine it’s a $1,000 payoff if you bet five coins, and it’s a grand experience. I remember every detail of my first royal. […]


Video poker questions for players new to online gambling By John Grochowski   A flurry of questions about video poker has crowded my inbox in recent months. Players want to know about game availability online, or whether they’ll be able to find an online game once live casinos reopen. Let’s check out a few of […]


The best assumption is that you can make no assumptions By John Grochowski   Ever have an “oops!” casino moment, one of those times when things have gone wrong and you know it’s your own fault because you didn’t check the game rules or assumed a little too much? I sure have. I’ve been going […]

Royal Time

Should we expect a royal every 100 hours of play, every 48, or somewhere in between? By John Grochowski   After more than 30 years of playing video poker, every royal flush still gives me a jolt. My hands don’t shake while an attendant is counting out my $100 bills, as they did when I […]


It’s the small wins that keep you in the game By John Grochowski   If you’re a video slot player, no doubt you’ve sometimes thought it’s not a real win if your payback is less than your wager. Video poker players have similar thoughts about high pairs that just get their bets back with no […]

Speed Is Everything

Tips for playing video poker tournaments   When you play video poker, it’s you against the casino. You use the best playing strategy in games that will give you the highest expected return. Your goal each session is to end up with more credits (i.e., money) than you started with. Video poker tournaments are different. […]

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