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A JUDGEMENT CALL

Tough decisions are made tougher with a short bankroll By John Grochowski   It’s easy to tell others there’s a right way and a wrong way to play video poker hands when it’s their money at risk and not yours. I’m happy enough to tell 9-6 Double Double Bonus Poker players the average return is […]

ASKED & ANSWERED

Answers to common video poker FAQs   Video poker is a casino mainstay, and with good reason. Offering elements reminiscent of both slots and poker, video poker is one of the few games in the casino where a player can actually find positive expectation of winning. What follows are answers to some of the most […]

ACE$ OR BUST

One player’s quest for the elusive ACE$ By John Grochowski   As quests go, the search for four aces that spell out ACE$ isn’t exactly at the top of the epic scale. But to Keith, in Wisconsin, it was Jason and the Golden Fleece, Frodo’s Quest of the Ring and the Doctor Who unification of […]

BIG ACE GAMES

Video poker players are always hunting those aces By John Grochowski   Games featuring 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 – they’re among the most popular games around, and have proven staying […]

CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION

Being dealt a royal is a rare, wonderful thing By John Grochowski   If you’re a video poker player, you know that any royal flush is a cause for celebration. When I drew my first, way back in December of 1989, the stack of $100 bills handed to me by the slot attendant at the […]

MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS

Debunking common video poker myths By Henry Tamburin   Video poker has its share of myths and misconceptions. Many players mistakenly believe in them which hinder their progress toward becoming a winning player; therefore, my goal this month is to dispel these myths. Casinos can change the odds of hitting jackpots on video poker machines […]

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 […]

EAT MY COMPS

Why players earn more comps on slots than video poker By John Grochowski   Carrie has been playing slot machines for longer than she cares to remember. She and her husband Bill had already been annual Las Vegas visitors for nearly a decade when I met them in the early 1980s, several years before my […]

NAME YOUR GAME

Do you play a variety of video poker games? By Jerry “Stickman” Stich   One of the reasons for the popularity of video poker is because it typically has a higher payback than slot machines—sometimes more than 100 percent for a skilled player. Regardless of which video poker game you play, achieving the long term […]

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