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Don’t Get Fooled Again in Poker

“Identical” video poker machines might have very important differences by Jerry “Stickman” Stitch   “To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.” —Marilyn vos Savant   Just because the glass says “Jacks or Better” is no guarantee the game you play will be Jacks or Better. The entire pay table […]

Solving The Jackpot Mystery

Can betting less increase your odds of hitting the top jackpot? By John Grochowski   If you’re eligible for the top jackpot only when betting the max, and you’re not prepared to bet that much, you’re better off at a non-progressive machine. I first encountered Fred back in the 1990s, while I was doing a […]

Video Poker Myths

Strange beliefs, and some surprising facts, about ways to win (and lose) at the machines By Jerry “Stickman” Stich   The makeup of each hand is determined by the machine’s random number generator (RNG). The RNG is constantly cycling. The cards that are dealt are determined at the exact instant you hit the draw button. […]

Video Poker Resolutions

Tips to help you enjoy more wins and more fun in 2011 You should never play less than five coins. The reason is that the royal flush pays 250-for-1 when playing one to four coins, and 800-for-1 with five coins played. By not playing the full five coins, payback is reduced about two percent.   […]

Changing Your Game – Video Poker

Sometimes it’s a smart move to leave your favorite machine and try something new. Here’s why. By Henry Tamburin I encourage players to learn one video poker game, and play it well—rather than constantly switching from one game to another. But sometimes it makes sense to switch games. Let me share with you one example. […]

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