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Because it’s Better

A slot player’s guide to playing video poker By Henry Tamburin   Video poker is a game of skill where it’s possible to affect the outcome of the results. With slots, you just pull the handle (or hit the spin button) and pray because there is nothing you can do to affect the results.   […]


Eliminate these common errors from your play By Henry Tamburin   Below is a list of ten mistakes most frequently made by video poker players. The more of these mistakes you make, the more money you will lose. Make it a goal to eliminate these mistakes from your play. You’ll be glad you did. 1.       […]

Close Encounters Winning Kind

On slots and video poker, anything can happen—and sometimes does by John Grochowski   Whether  you’re playing slots or video poker, all things are possible on all plays. The random number generator has a full complement of numbers available every time you hit the but-ton, so back-to-back jackpots, bonus rounds or royal flushes are possible. […]

How to Play Ultimate X Video Poker

Perfect basic strategy is a must for this high volatility game By Henry Tamburin   Let me repeat this because it’s important: The volatility is very high. This means that if you are not lucky and don’t get a winning hand followed by another winning hand, your bankroll will head south very quickly. This greater […]

Why Can’t I Get A Royal Flush?

Thousands of hands played. Thousands more to go. By Jerry “Stickman” Stich   I received an email recently from someone bemoaning the fact that he never had a royal flush even though he had played video poker for many years. His story went something like this:   I play video poker a lot and I […]

Winning is Everything

Tips for playing video poker tournaments By Henry Tamburin   What’s critical is not how much you win per round but rather ending up with more credits than your opponents have, even if it’s less credits than you started with.   When you play video poker, it’s you against the casino. You use the best […]

The Short-Coin Problem

In video poker betting, you get what you pay for By John Grochowski   Betting fewer than five coins turns even the best video poker games into games that will pad the house’s bankroll, not yours.   I’ve long suggested to fellow players that the #1 rule for a day in the casino is to […]

Big Payday from Lower Payer

With a little luck, lesser Deuces version brings a bonanza by  John Grochowski   Jack is an old friend, a laid-back fellow who’s a big sports fan. Our biggest common bond is a passion for baseball, even though he’s a fan of the Chicago White Sox and my team is (sigh!) the Chicago Cubs. In […]

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