New Video Poker Games Can Be Intimidating

New Video Poker Games Can Be Intimidating when you visit the casino. It needs some prep work to help your bankroll last longer. If you have a better mathematical chance to win, you can earn more rewards with a longer play.

Inside Twin River Casino's cavernous first floor casino.
A casino can be very intimidating.

Let Technology Help You

We had to walk 5 miles in the snow, wind, and cold in the old days to get to my local casino (uphill, then uphill home!). We didn’t have internet, phones, books, or electricity (am I laying it too thick?). We had to learn the old-fashioned way by playing, making mistakes, and going broke.

OK, may I exaggerated a bit. That isn’t true – at least the snow, etc., part. But the internet, wireless devices, apps, and even the casinos themselves, have made it easier to learn how to play AWAY from the games and BEFORE you use your own money. 

New Video Poker Games Can Be Intimidating

Online sites such as The Wizard of Odds and software such as Bob Dancer’s Video Poker for Winners are fabulous resources.

Playing New Video Poker Games

Volatility is a word VP players should know. Besides the payback, which refers to the paytable and how much you win per bet, volatility or variance can cause a big difference in your bankroll swings’ size in the long run. A quick loss of bankroll for the recreational gambler can mean a quick (and not suggested) return to the ATM or a quick ride back home.

Related Post – Volatility in Casino Games

Video Poker seems to be coming out with new games every day. If you’re not careful, you could lose your bankroll in an instant. Different video poker games are no way near the same in payback, volatility, and needed bankroll.  Strategy for different games, such as Jacks or Better (JOB) and Double Double Bonus (DDB), can be very different. JOB alone needs changes in strategy depending on what paytable is offered.

Favorite Video Poker Games Still In Circulation Since Early 2010s

  • Double Super Times Pay Poker
  • Dream Card Poker
  • Fifty Play (Fill in the blank)
  • Five Play (Fill in the blank)
  • Good Times Pay Poker
  • Hundred Play (Fill in the blank)
  • Hyper Bonus Poker
  • Multi-Strike Poker
  • Quick Quads Poker
  • Spin Poker (VP in the form of a slot machine)
  • Super Times Pay Poker (random multiplier)
  • Ten Play (Fill in the blank)
  • Triple Play (fill in the blank)

New Casino Games –

That’s a lot of possibilities. In 2020, the list of new video poker games was astounding.  However, the same strategy for the base game (JOB, DDB, DW) is usually the way to play.  Some games need different strategies, such as Quick Quads and Ultimate X.

Related Post – Video Poker is More Than Just the Best Paytable

Remember to “Embrace the Math, not the Myth.”


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Miguel, Binbin, and Bert – The NETG Staff

Robin Aubin (AKA Binbin at NETimeGambling) has been a guest on Cousin Vito’s Casino Podcast, The Bettor Life Podcast, The Art in the Game Podcast Springfield, Massachusetts, as well as ZorkCast with Michael Trager. In 2013, he created NETimeGambling com. The mission was to provide a resource for recreational gamblers visiting New England’s expanding casino market events. We offer trip reports, gambling tips, casino promotions, entertainment, and more for those visiting our nine casinos. NETG also provides general gambling tips for those recreational gamblers inside and outside the northeast.

He is now retired from teaching middle school music for 41 years and performing professionally for over 50 years. Robin has performed at Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den, Foxwoods’ Atrium Lounge, and Twin River’s Lighthouse Bar & Lounge.

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