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Video Poker Variance

1 August 2020
There are four factors to be considered when choosing a video poker game to play – return, variance, playing strategy, and game availability. Probably the least understood is variance. Definition: Simply put, variance (sometimes called volatility) is the measure of the intensity of swings in the player's bankroll while playing the game. ... (read more)
 

Video Poker Payback

18 July 2020
While a vast majority of casino players enjoy playing slot machines, most savvy players tend to choose video poker as their casino game. While the vast majority of video poker players know and understand payback – also called return. Although from casual observation, many seem clueless as to what the term means. ... (read more)
 

How to Pick the Right Video Poker Machine

4 July 2020
While a vast majority of casino players enjoy playing slot machines, savvy players tend to choose video poker as their casino game. There are sound reasons for this. Slot players simply insert some money in the machine and push a button or pull a handle. The results are all luck. Video poker games require thought from its players. ... (read more)
 

How to Be Successful at Video Poker

20 June 2020
Video poker is among the most popular of casino video games. The reasons for this are many. They include: • Relatively low house edge – sometimes even a player edge. • You can play alone - without other people watching and commenting on your play. • The pay table which determines the house edge and volatility is displayed so you can determine the best game. ... (read more)
 

Multiple Video Poker Hands

30 May 2020
A follow-up question about video poker play from Dave. The previous reply to Dave stated that there is a total of 940 possible initially dealt hands containing four cards of a royal flush. Hello stickmanjerry, I appreciate your email. Never expected that. So, there is only 940 possible four cards to a RF ... (read more)
 

Are VP Odds Always the Same?

16 May 2020
Jerry, I met you years ago at a seminar in AC, but my question today concerns video poker. I can't help thinking it's a dumb one, but I'm going to take a shot anyway: I've read and understood many articles by you and others discussing perfect play and the odds of certain outcomes occurring (like a royal) over a given number of trials. ... (read more)
 

Software Problems

2 May 2020
Hello Stickman, I have been using Winpoker for ages to practice my video poker. My computer doesn't have an RNG, so how does Winpoker pseudo-RNG select the cards? Somewhere I read that it depends on where the cursor is at on the screen. Also, how many possible four to a royal flush hands can be dealt? I did 4 to the fourth power, times 4 suits for 1024 hands. ... (read more)
 

Double Down Stud Video Poker

25 April 2020
A reader recently asked about a video poker game called Double Down Stud. This game is not very common, but has its own “charms.” Stud Poker Versus Draw Poker The table game of stud poker became popular during the American Civil War. The table game of stud poker can be played with five or seven cards but the 7-card format is more popular today. ... (read more)
 

Figuring Video Poker Payouts and Percentages

11 April 2020
Hello Sir, I am fairly new at the Casino game, but have a question for you. How can tell what percentage Video Machines pay out. I don’t have a clue, except for the numbers showing how much you win if you play one or 5 coins. You can tell I am a beginner, older widow, who like to learn something new. ... (read more)

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Jerry Stickman
Jerry "Stickman" is an expert in dice control at craps, blackjack, advantage slots and video poker. He is a regular contributor to top gaming magazines. The "Stickman" is also a certified instructor for Golden Touch Craps dice control classes and Golden Touch Blackjack's advantage classes. He also teaches a course in advantage-play slots and video poker. For more information visit www.goldentouchcraps.com or www.goldentouchblackjack.com or call 1-800-944-0406 for a free brochure. You can contact Jerry "Stickman" at stickmanGTC@aol.com.

Jerry Stickman Websites:

www.goldentouchcraps.com
www.goldentouchblackjack.com
Jerry Stickman
Jerry "Stickman" is an expert in dice control at craps, blackjack, advantage slots and video poker. He is a regular contributor to top gaming magazines. The "Stickman" is also a certified instructor for Golden Touch Craps dice control classes and Golden Touch Blackjack's advantage classes. He also teaches a course in advantage-play slots and video poker. For more information visit www.goldentouchcraps.com or www.goldentouchblackjack.com or call 1-800-944-0406 for a free brochure. You can contact Jerry "Stickman" at stickmanGTC@aol.com.

Jerry Stickman Websites:

www.goldentouchcraps.com
www.goldentouchblackjack.com