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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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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