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Timed Video Poker Tournament: The Royal Flush Strategy

Video poker tournaments have been around almost from video poker’s beginnings. They are still popular events today. Many tournaments are free, or they require only a nominal fee to participate. While the prize amounts vary greatly, a first-place prize for a video poker tournament can be several thousand dollars. This certainly is enough to make a player want to do whatever possible to try to win a portion of that prize fund.

By
Jerry Stich
October 28, 2017

Strategy Chart: Video Poker Cheat Sheets are Legal

Many video poker articles that explore specific games will include a strategy chart showing the reader the best way to play the game. However, only an extremely small percentage of video poker players tend to use strategy charts while playing their favorite video poker game. There are several reasons for this.

By
Jerry Stich
January 17, 2019

The Value of Practice in Video Poker Play

Golfing legend Arnold Palmer once quipped, “It’s a funny thing, the more I practice the luckier I get.” There is a whole lot of truth to what he said. Practice is important in developing and honing any skill.

The greats in sports have rigorous practice sessions. Tennis great Ivan Lendl once said, “If I don’t practice the way I should, then I won’t play the way I know I can.” Another tennis star, Andre Agassi, is quoted as saying, “If you don’t practice you don’t deserve to win.”

By
Jerry Stich
June 18, 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.
By
Henry Tamburin Ph.D
March 11, 2018

An Unbelievably Juicy Video Poker Game

When I first started playing video poker some 25 years ago, I knew about the importance of playing with an edge. At the start of my video poker playing career, it was fairly common to find video poker games that had a theoretical return over 100%, especially in the local’s casinos in Las Vegas (and in one casino in Mississippi). Most of the time, my wife and I played a deuces wild game called Full Pay Deuces Wild (or FPDW), which returned 5 coins per coin played for 4-of-a-kind and 15 coins for 5-of-a-kind.

By
Henry Tamburin Ph.D
July 5, 2020