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Reading a Strategy Table – Part II

14 July 2006
Last week I began reviewing the strategy table for full-pay jacks or better, line by line. This week, I'll cover the next dozen or so lines, examining the key strategy points that can be learned by learning a strategy table. Last week I reviewed all of the pre-draw hands with an Expected Value greater than 1.0, which will be winning hands in the long run for the Player. ... (read more)
 

How to Read a Strategy Table

7 July 2006
The key to expert strategy is learning how to use a strategy table. A strategy table lists the playable hands and the expected values for each hand. It is not important to learn the specific values but rather the order of the hands. This article is Part 1 of a 3 Part series that will walk you through the strategy table for full-pay jacks or better video poker. ... (read more)
 

Good Problems

5 May 2006
Your eyes light up as the cards are dealt. Ten of Diamonds. King of Diamonds. Jack of Diamonds. Queen of Diamonds. YES! Your heart sinks a little as you see the last card. Four of Diamonds. Of course, you wanted the Ace of Diamonds, but there is a part of you that would've preferred the 8 of Clubs instead of the 4 of Diamonds. ... (read more)
 

An Introduction to Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker

24 March 2006
Progressive Gaming announced this past week that their hot new table game Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker (THBP) has been approved in Nevada. The game has already been playing in numerous jurisdictions with much success, and adding the game to the Nevada scene should only give it that much more exposure. ... (read more)
 

How Long is the Long Run?

9 March 2006
Much of the criticism of Expert Strategy is based on the idea that the ‘long run’ in video poker would take either years of habitual play or several lifetimes for the more casual player. To be honest, I’ve never really seen a complete analysis of this concept. Each version of video poker will also have its own ‘long run’ based on the volatility of the game. ... (read more)
 

A Six-Pack in the Casino?

29 December 2005
How can you not like a game called Six-Pack Poker? It must be a game created for the average Joe. When you take a look at the game, you begin to realize that it IS a game for the average Player. Many of the newer games require a much higher bankroll than Six-Pack Poker, because they require the Player to frequently bet 3, 4 or even 5 units per hand. ... (read more)
 

A Double 'Boo'nus Tale

1 November 2005
You've been playing Video Poker for awhile, and you think you've mastered Jacks or Better. You're ready to move on. You want the higher Payback that Double Bonus Poker offers. So, you sit down at a machine. You notice the Paytable is different, beyond the bonus payouts for Four of a Kinds. You shrug ... (read more)
 

The Essence of Expert Strategy

5 October 2005
My father decided on the phrase 'Expert Strategy' almost 20 years ago as the name to give the strategy he created for video poker. As time went on, this phrase proved to be applicable to virtually every casino game. Expert strategy was never advertised as the strategy that would guarantee you would win at any particular casino game. ... (read more)
 

VP Heaven Updated

23 August 2005
A long time ago, my father, Lenny Frome, gave Las Vegas the nickname of Video Poker Heaven. He gave it this name for obvious reasons. Las Vegas was the home of plentiful high paying video poker machines. Full-pay jacks or better paying 99.5% could be found in almost every casino. Similarly, it wasn't too hard to find one of the even better paying Deuces Wild games. ... (read more)

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Elliot Frome
Elliot Frome is a 2nd generation gaming author and analyst. His father, Lenny Frome was considered one of the premier authors of Video Poker books. Titles include, Expert Video Poker for Las Vegas and Winning Strategies for Video Poker, which includes the strategy tables for 61 of the country’s most popular versions of Video Poker. Check out Compu-Flyers website at www.vpheaven.com, or drop Elliot an e-mail at compuflyers@prodigy.net.

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Elliot Frome
Elliot Frome is a 2nd generation gaming author and analyst. His father, Lenny Frome was considered one of the premier authors of Video Poker books. Titles include, Expert Video Poker for Las Vegas and Winning Strategies for Video Poker, which includes the strategy tables for 61 of the country’s most popular versions of Video Poker. Check out Compu-Flyers website at www.vpheaven.com, or drop Elliot an e-mail at compuflyers@prodigy.net.

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www.vpheaven.com

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