Winning Strategies | Triple Bonus Poker offers the player a relatively easy game to learn without all of those pesky high cards. I have little doubt that for the average player, the error rate will go down and the gap between the two games will be reduced.
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Winning Strategies | The rule is you have to play the full $10, but you get to keep any of the return. I sat down at a nickel Bonus Poker machine and played max-coin. Forty hands later, the machine said $12 and I left. It took about 5-10 minutes.
Real Deals | Las Vegas turns green this week. Party people can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all over town. There are lots of options for parties, casino specials, cheap beer, Irish whiskeys plus plenty of corned beef and cabbage specials to fill your belly.
California and Illinois – perhaps even New York – may be the source of the first efforts to launch programs that could lead to Internet poker based on speculation from sources with a good sense of the political and business dynamics at work in each of these areas.
Fredella's Fix | This will only tell you if a machine is tight or loose – hot or cold is a different story. Just because you find a loose machine doesn’t mean it won’t run cold as ice. It’s always a gamble… but that’s just part of the fun of gambling!
Look for the return of H. Scot Krause in GamingToday’s March 6 edition. For those who may have recently started reading GT, Scot authored columns called On The Cheap and Real Deals where he showcased some of the best bargains in town.
Winning Strategies | Blackjack is very similar to video poker in that they both require learning rather complex strategies in order to achieve a strong payback. However, blackjack has the advantage in that it is a bit easier to learn the strategy.
Winning Strategies | Most games in the casino do not require learning very significant strategies. Two that do – video poker and blackjack. The reward for doing so is a payback that is above 99.5%.
Pokin' Around | This week, being overloaded with Super Bowl material, my views here come from many experiences of frustration at slots, video poker and keno. For me, hitting royals occurs less frequently than being struck by lightning.
Some players seem to believe that whatever the winning amount shown on a slot machine is the amount that the casino has to pay. That’s the argument being used by Pauline McKee who says she won $42 million while playing a penny slot machine.
Winning Strategies | Comparing Let It Ride to Mississippi Stud gives us a great opportunity to understand how a subtle difference in betting structure can greatly alter the strategy of a game and thus radically change a game that is otherwise rather similar.
Fredella's Fix | Double Double Bonus, Deuces Bonus, Super Aces – these games are some of the most popular out there, not because they’re "full pay" but because they’re "full fun!" You can win on less than a 99% machine very easily.
Winning Strategies | I’ve spent the last couple of weeks trying to get the beginners among you to make a relatively simple adjustment to your strategy. It involves four relatively common hands – high pair, 4-card flush, low pair and 4-card straight.
Winning Strategies | The strategy for video poker is based on one thing – math. So what is this "expected value"? It is the average amount of coins we expect to win over the long run from that hand. It is calculated by looking at EVERY possible draw.
FINDING the EDGE
Poker players who want to stand the test of time need to find an edge. This ability to find and exploit an edge is the main factor in who makes it and who doesn’t. The following story illustrates how you can have both earning power and an edge at the same time. I was heads-up with a player named Mike Harthcock in the last satellite for the World Series of Poker Main Event.
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