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FAIR PLAY

Some players accuse video poker of being rigged.  Here’s why they’re wrong. By John Grochowski   It’s not uncommon for players to feel like they’ve been cheated – that is, that games are somehow rigged to work against them. And video poker is no exception. The proof they offer? The length of time it takes […]

NOT QUITE THE SAME

Bonus Poker Deluxe requires a little tinkering with strategy By John Grochowski   When it comes to casino games, my wife Marcy is risk averse. She likes playing video poker on the software I’ve installed on a couple of computers at home, but the thought of betting $1.25 at a time on a quarter machine […]

DECISIONS DECISIONS

Make your choice and practice, practice, practice! By John Grochowski   No matter how dedicated the video poker player, it’s all but impossible to memorize the ins and outs of strategy for every game and every pay table. If you’re going to flip back and forth among Jacks or Better, Double Bonus Poker, Double Double […]

UP DOWN & ALL AROUND

Triple Double Bonus gives video poker players a very wild ride By John Grochowski   I once had a lengthy conversation with a team of casino executives who wanted to get my thoughts on video poker players. They knew that I hear often from video-poker-playing readers, and they knew from their own experiences that it […]

IS IT THE SAME?

Video Poker Questions for players new to online gambling By John Grochowski   A flurry of questions about video poker has crowded my in-box in recent months. Many have been prompted by the health- care emergency that has kept us out of live casinos. Players want to know about game availability online, or whether they’ll […]

A JUDGEMENT CALL

Tough decisions are made tougher with a short bankroll By John Grochowski   It’s easy to tell others there’s a right way and a wrong way to play video poker hands when it’s their money at risk and not yours. I’m happy enough to tell 9-6 Double Double Bonus Poker players the average return is […]

ASKED & ANSWERED

Answers to common video poker FAQs   Video poker is a casino mainstay, and with good reason. Offering elements reminiscent of both slots and poker, video poker is one of the few games in the casino where a player can actually find positive expectation of winning. What follows are answers to some of the most […]

ACE$ OR BUST

One player’s quest for the elusive ACE$ By John Grochowski   As quests go, the search for four aces that spell out ACE$ isn’t exactly at the top of the epic scale. But to Keith, in Wisconsin, it was Jason and the Golden Fleece, Frodo’s Quest of the Ring and the Doctor Who unification of […]

BIG ACE GAMES

Video poker players are always hunting those aces By John Grochowski   Games featuring enhanced payoffs on four aces have been a video poker staple for more than two decades. Bonus Poker, Double Bonus Poker, Double Double Bonus Poker, Triple Double Bonus Poker – they’re among the most popular games around, and have proven staying […]

CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION

Being dealt a royal is a rare, wonderful thing By John Grochowski   If you’re a video poker player, you know that any royal flush is a cause for celebration. When I drew my first, way back in December of 1989, the stack of $100 bills handed to me by the slot attendant at the […]

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