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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Practice, man, practice

Video poker runs in my veins. It's as if there are tiny machines coursing through my system like little bits of gambling cholesterol. Double Double Bonus cells... Deuces Wild platelets...

I know the Fabulous Las Vegas trip is coming up fast and I really should just put the final spit-polish on my VP skillset. Its probably not going to make a lot of difference but a VP pro like myself should always do their very best to stick it to Mr. Casino Man.

So I fired up WinPoker (still my trainer of choice) and ran through a few hundred hands.

Winpoker screen shot video poker trainer

And.... proceeded to hit an accuracy rate of 95%. Winpoker told me in its little Winpokery voice that this would cost me $6.88, handing a whopping 1% extra house edge to the money eating casinos.
Maybe these numbers aren't so bad I thought, but then I realized that this represented one hour of play on quarters in the casino.

Multiply that by 8 or 10 hours a day times 10 days...

Apparently my VP prowess could use more than just a spit shine.

I need to send my skills out to be dry cleaned.

So over the next four weeks or so, I've got to hit the simulator every single night and brush up on the games I'll be playing the most in Vegas - Bonus Poker, Deuces Wild, Double Bonus, and Double Double Bonus.

What's really scary is that I tested on the simplest game of the bunch - Bonus Poker. The Royal Flusher Double Bonus strategy is many times harder than the Bonus Poker strategy.

Maybe I should just go to Vegas and play some other games.

Do they give comps for Flip-It play?

Check out WinPoker. An oldie and still a goodie.

    1 comment:

    1. Hi Margaret, thanks a lot!

      Glad to hear you are enjoying my gamblin' ramblin's.



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