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Making Adjustments – Video Poker

How video poker pay tables affect strategy By John Grochowski   In any video poker game, expert strategy changes as the pay table changes. Best plays in 10-7 Double Bonus Poker, where full houses pay 10-for-1 and flushes 7-for-1, are a little different from those in 9-6 Double Bonus, where full houses pay 9-for-1 and […]

Looks Can Be Deceiving

All video poker games with 9/6 pay tables are not created equal By Henry Tamburin   It’s been widely publicized that being paid 9 coins for a full house and 6 coins for a flush (per coin played) is good. So when many players go to a casino and see a 9/6 payout for the […]

Completing Your Hand Royal Flush

The real odds when you’re dealt four cards of a royal flush By Jerry “Stickman” Stich   It seems players are always looking for proof that the game they love to play is rigged. In an effort to dispel the paranoia, let’s take a look at the real odds of completing several hands. Any video […]

It’s All Random

Answering an age-old question: Do the odds get better when you bet bigger? By John Grochowski The random number generator that determines what you see on the video screen, or on the reels, doesn’t know how much you’re wagering. It just generates random numbers corresponding to reel symbols. It seems not a week goes by […]

Looks Can Be Deceiving

The tricky thing about video poker pay tables By Jerry “Stickman” Stich   With most video poker games, the casinos change only one or two paybacks to improve their house edge. These are fairly simple to see and intuitive to understand. However, with some games, several paybacks are changed, with some being increased and others […]

Chasing Aces in Poker

When is it worth it to chase the big bonanza? How far do we go in our Ace chase? It varies from game to game   In any video poker game, the “expert” strategy changes with the pay table. Do flushes pay 5-for-1, 6-for-1 or 7-for-1? Do you get 2-for-1 on two pair, or 1-for-1, […]

Video Poker Tournament Strategy

How to rack up points and beat the competition By Jerry “Stickman” Stich  A very fast player in a tournament that allows 20 minutes of play to determine a winner will only be able to play about 500 hands. While this may seem like a lot, keep in mind that a royal only appears once […]

Video Keno Vs. Video Poker

Are you chasing the wrong jackpots? By David Stratton   Why would you chase an 800-1 jackpot, when you can pursue a 7,000-1 prize with about the same chances of hitting it? Video keno has traditionally taken a back seat to video poker in Las Vegas casinos. One of the reasons is the keno machine’s […]

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