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How to Get a Straight at Video Poker?

Let's have a little straight talk about straights - specifically, one-card draws that attempt to complete straights in video poker.

Not all straight draws are created equal. Some draws are on the inside. Some are outside, or open-ended. That makes a difference in video poker strategy as we chase the 4-for-1 payoffs straights bring on most video poker games that don't have wild cards.

John Grochowski
March 25, 2018

From Blackjack to Video Poker

I’ve focused on my career as a semi-professional blackjack card counter, but was fortunate to get involved with video poker when I did because there were so many great opportunities available to smart players.
Henry Tamburin Ph.D
March 11, 2018

All You Need to Know About Quick Quads Video Poker

When you save three of a kind and hope for a four of a kind – and don’t get it – do you ever notice how often the two drawn cards total the same as the three you saved? Wouldn’t it be nice if these hands also counted as a winning four of a kind? If you would like that to happen, consider Quick Quads.
Jerry Stich
March 7, 2018

6 Strategy Tips on How to Play and Win at Jacks or Better

The very popular Jacks or Better video poker game has been around for a long time. The reason is the high return and relatively low variance of the game. The original “full-pay” game returns 99.54 percent with proper play. That means the someone playing the proper playing strategy will lose, on average, only 46 cents for every $100 played through this game.

Jerry Stich
January 3, 2018