9 Jan 08

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Love to wager on video poker games? Step into any betting house in Sin City and 1 item you will immediately observe is that the betting houses spend a tonne of floor space on game machines. A lot of that floor space goes to electronic Poker. If you have wagered on Video Poker for any amount of time, you understand that not all games were created equal. As the years have gone by, more and more "unique" video poker machines have come into being. At this time, I am going to share a couple of my Video Poker tips, I hope you’ll enjoy them.

Hint 1: Finding a great video poker machine

Locating a good machine is as easy as looking at the pay out schedule. You really want to keep away from specialty pay games that have larger top payouts, but minimize the smaller payouts. For example, a game might pay a little more on four of a kind, but will pay less on 2 pair, flushes and full houses. Since you will rack up smaller scale pay outs often, because of the odds of receiving these hands, you should be looking for a good smaller scale pay out system.

Tip Two: Betting Technique

Learning how to gamble optimally is a must. Your wagering tactic will, in the long run, determine your average return and your finishing cash value. Comprehending what to do in a situation where you have, for example, 2 Kings, but 4 to the flush is significant. Do you keep the Kings and the assured money or throw the dice for the harder to hit flush? Competing on a great machine with a great technique will offer you an awesome opportunity to win money over the long run.

Pointer 3: It’s random

For a while, I have watched individuals wager on Video Poker in Las Vegas relying on all kinds of groundless movements. Many will just use cold credits to bet, some will hit the buttons super hard, some will hit the game with their money prior to playing and the list continues on and on. Each hand is setup by a random number generator (RNG). The moment you begin to bet, the hand is set in stone. The machine will at random choose all the cards from a 52-card deck and hand them out.

Tip Four: There is no memory

This is a very important one. A number folks believe that if they start to see hands with three of a kind, four to the royal and so on that the bigger hands are due any moment. This is merely incorrect. As described in hint three, the system uses a random number generator to setup the hands. The game has no memory. It doesn’t know that you have not had a full house in four hundred hands or that you have just had 3, 4 of a kind hands in sequence. It is possible to go one hundred thousand hands and not receive a four of a kind and it’s very likely to receive 10 in a row. The machine doesn’t track, because in the end, the numbers work out.

I hope these tips have helped you grow as a Video Poker player. Misconceptions on how the game functions can be far more dangerous than just wagering wrong. I’ve watched players spend (and lose) thousands of dollars on a game merely because they thought the machine had a memory and was "set" to hit. Do not become trapped like this. Understand that electronic Poker is just luck and has to be played correctly. Now, go enjoy yourself.