Video poker strategy

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  1. Danield1, Oct 15, 2015

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    What is the best strategy to play video poker? I heard most of the casinos inserted webcam into the system. How much safe it is for the players?
    Any suggestions please!



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  2. basicstrategy777, Oct 15, 2015

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    Like blackjack, there is an optimum play for each hand you are dealt.

    You need to play a machine most favorable to the player. Look for a 9/6 machine. There are different strategy's based on the type machine you play. If you play 500 hands per hour you should hit a royal after 62 hours of play.

    You will not win at video poker unless you hit the royal, which on average is one out of 40,000 hands.

    Two books I recommend are Dancers book.." Million Dollar Video Poker" and Wongs book " Professional Video Poker"...I like Wongs book better as it has strategies and charts on what cards to keep and discharge based on the machine you are playing.

    Video poker is ,imho, the best slot you can play.

    Good luck.

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  3. The Midnight Skulker, Oct 15, 2015

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    Despite the pain ;) I have to agree. If for no other reason, the payback of a VP game can be calculated because the composition of the universe from which random outcomes are drawn is known. In English: we know what a standard deck of cards looks like and can therefore figure out what we're up against and the best strategy to play against any given pay table and game variant.

    Not so with other slot machines. We do not know, for example, how many sevens or bars are on the virtual reels. The casinos know because they have access to the PAR sheets, but we don't and therefore have no way of knowing if we're getting a good deal or not. Oh, and BTW, I do not think any of the other slot machines give players meaningful choices during play, which eliminates the possibility of an "optimal strategy".
     
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    I play way too much VP, I suppose it's because I think I have some control by the choices I make. I try and always play the highest pay schedule machines, and mostly the progressive ones when they are up to an amount that can sometimes be player friendly.

    If you are thinking about playing VP, take 777's advice and buy the optimum strategy books he suggested. Playing optimum strategy can save you a whole bunch of money! Some of the optimum strategies seems counter intuitive, and not knowing that, can cost you a percentage point or two over time....not a small thing!

    Because of the speed of play at VP, you can play 400-500 hands per hour. If you are playing a $1 machine, that is over $2,000 of action every hour. If it is a 97% pay schedule machine, you are expected to lose about $60 per hour. But that is only over a long period of time....like 777 mentioned, that includes hitting the royal. Short term play is extremely volatile....on a $1 machine, you can burn through a grand in no time, or win thousands.

    You can use the above numbers to figure the other denomination machine "cost per hour", 50 cent, quarter, nickel....but another thing to keep in mind, the higher denomination machines usually have the best pay schedules.

    Definitely familiarize your self with optimum play if you are thinking about playing VP seriously. Also restrict your play to the highest pay schedule machines, there are some that have a 99%+ schedule, but those are hard to find....there are also some that have much lower pay schedules, they are easy to find. :)

    My last piece of advice....VP can become very addicting, keep it in perspective, and know what your negative expectation is, that can be the sobering effect to keep you centered. But I suppose that goes for any type of gambling. :)
     
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  5. DarkSiderRidah, Oct 15, 2015

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    Go on the Wizard of Odds site for strategy and on-line practice.

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  7. The Midnight Skulker, Oct 15, 2015

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    I would recommend "Everything Casino Poker" by Frank Scoblete et al. The video poker section is authored by Jerry "Stickman" and gives the payback and volatility of a large number of variants as well as the optimal strategy for playing each of them.
     
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    Buy some software from Bob Dancer.
     
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  9. Danield1, Oct 19, 2015

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    Thanks guys for your valuable suggestions!!!
     
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  10. basicstrategy777, Oct 19, 2015

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    You're welcome kid. Stick with me and you'll wear diamonds.

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  11. betwthelines, Oct 19, 2015

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    rotflmao!

    (juuusst kidding!)...

    tom "home runs are sometimes boring" p
    -g. geist: right
    --tom p: what?
    ---g. geist: you weren't really on the floor...
    ----tom p: right...lol...good one...
     
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  12. Danield1, Nov 12, 2015

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    Hey guys..........great suggestions.
    Thanks all for helping and advising such a good strategies.
     
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  14. Craps Poopshoot, Nov 26, 2015

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    Video Poker actually can be the go to game for players who are looking for comps to offset or completely pay for your stay.

    I would recommend buying the Video Poker for Winners software or a GOLD account at videopoker.com and use the online training software.

    As to where it can go? I recommend to read the RoyalFlusherLasVegas blog. Free rooms and meals, Free Play, Limo rides, and more. If you can coin-in 8K a day in the downtown casinos, you can get where they are at.
     
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    If one is willing to commit to the long haul, has the bankroll, and put in the time to become very efficient at optimum strategy, the potential is there for a dedicated player. But the game is very volatile during session plays.....you need the money, the time, and the disciple to stay the course.
     
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  16. TDVegas, Nov 27, 2015

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    On video poker...why would someone not play the highest pay schedule machines? If you aren't playing poker with the best return, isn't that like playing a craps table that has a lower payout? Why would anyone migrate to those machines? Different poker? Aren't these machines 5 card draw?
     
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    It is all about the casino "greed", they set the pay schedules lower because the majority of people that play VP occasionally, don't pay any attention to it.

    They set the pay schedule with the pays on the full house and the flushes in most instances. One machine might pay 9 to 1 on a full house, another 8-1, and even 7-1.

    You will often see the lower denomination machines set with a lower pay out to make up for the lower bet handle....nickel VP usually the worst payouts you will encounter.

    Machines that pay 99% + are hard to find, and almost always occupied.

    If I could find a VP machine that pad 5-1 on a straight, 7-1 on a flush, and 10-1 on a full house, I would be there day and night! :)
     
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  18. lone irish digit, Nov 28, 2015

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    Stay away from Ultimate X DDB.
     
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    OK, so this isn't nickel VP?....these are quarter or dollar machines and you are playing the max?
     
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  20. TDVegas, Nov 28, 2015

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    I also assume there is no "thinking" on video poker...much like basic strategy in blackjack? You always play a hand the same way and that is determined from the math? Basic strategy poker 101?
     
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