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VIDEO POKER MYTHS

By Jerry “Stickman” Stich   Video poker myths have been around since the first machines were introduced. Some myths have been phased out by technology, such as the one about the temperature of your coins influencing whether you would win or lose. (Some folks really believed that putting in cold coins would improve your results, […]

MAXIMIZING YOUR VIDEO POKER PLAY

Top tips for playing positive By Jerry “Stickman” Stich   With the myriad choices of video poker games available in today’s casinos, many people have a hard time simply figuring out the best game for them to play. But depending on the individual and their gambling goals, the definition of “best” can be as varied […]

Lesser of Two Evils

How to handle low return video poker by jerry “stickman” stich   It is always great to be able to find high return video poker such as 99.5 percent or more. If players are diligent, they can usually find high paying games in most gambling destinations. It may take a little work and the search […]

How To Play Pick ‘Em Poker

This non-traditional video poker games has some pretty positive characteristics By Henry Tamburin   A reader sent me this question:   On a recent visit to my local casino I noticed they had the video poker game Pick’em. I glanced at someone playing it and it sure looked different than the regular Jacks or Better […]

When Bad Video Poker Becomes Good

An awful game can sometimes be your best friend By Jerry “Stickman” Stich   It’s no secret that video poker returns have been steadily declining. My wife and I recently went on a cruise, and I always enjoy checking out the casinos on cruise ships to see just how good(or more likely how bad) their […]

MIND GAMES

If you think your video poker machine is “rigged,” think again by Jerry “Stickman” Stich   I have friends who firmly believe that casinos “fix” their video poker machines. They feel the casinos are cheating by not giving a random game, and in support of their beliefs, they cite some of the following observations: ➤Have […]

MAXIMIZING YOUR VIDEO POKER PLAY

How to get the most bang for your bankroll By Jerry “Stickman” Stich   With the myriad choices of video poker games available in today’s casinos, many people have a hard time simply figuring out the best game for them to play. But depending on the individual and their gambling goals, the definition of “best” […]

An Epic Streak of Royals

Even at long odds, miracles do happen By Henry Tamburin   Depending on how frequently you play, it may take weeks, months, and sometimes (heaven forbid) years before you hit one. Nevertheless, you might just get lucky and hit a royal or two rather quickly.   When we play video poker, we are hoping to […]

Choose Wisely and Win More

What’s the best video poker game for you? By Jerry “Stickman” Stich   Decades ago when the first video poker games appeared there was only one type of game: Draw Poker. Video poker caught on because it appeared easier to play than table games. Because it was only the player against the machine and not […]

VIDEO POKER PROBABILITY

The chance of getting winning hands By Henry Tamburin   One of the nice features of the Video Poker for Winners software program is that it will compute the probability of every winning hand for any video poker game. For example, the Table 1 shows the probability (or occurrence) for 9/6Jacks or Better. If you […]

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