TRIBUTE TO THE ORIGINAL FOUNDER OF VID-POKER.COM – SKIP HUGHES

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Video Poker Expert skip hughes

Skip Hughes was inducted into the Video Poker Hall of Fame in 2006. He was incredibly important to recreational and advantage VP players alike – actually more important to the latter. As an expert video poker player. Skip’s writings are more oriented toward the recreational rather than professional player. Here are a few things we are grateful for that had a direct connection to Skip’s work:

  • He was the founder of the VPMail Video Poker Mailing List which pioneered internet communication among members of the video poker community.
  • He producing strategy cards for players in 1997.
  • He later released “Frugal Strategy Cards” in cooperation with Jean Scott and Jim Wolf designed for recreational players who aim to win. They were the easiest to read, learn and to use at that time.
  • Hughes coined the phrase “Not-So-Ugly” deuces video deuces to differentiate it from full pay deuces. Full-pay deuces pays back 100.76 percent with perfect play strategy, while the ugly versions only pay back 98.91 percent and less.
  • He published a monthly magazine, named “Video Poker Player,” together with John Kelly, which was delivered via e-mail as a subscription. VPP included information on where the best machines were found, and dedicated sections to Las Vegas and Atlantic City.
  • He developed the early video poker forums and communities.

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Skip Hughes passed away in March, 2010 and many of his innovations have influenced video poker players for over twenty years. As a follower of many VP Hall-of-Famers, I am grateful for the legacy of Skip Hughes. Our beginning of a Video Poker week is dedicated to Skip Hughes  I hope you enjoy our Monday Link from Vid-Poker.com :

Tribute to the original founder of vid-poker.com – Skip Hughes

Video Poker Week Starts Monday

Happy Easter and Happy Passover

I hope you are enjoying your holiday and that the Dining Specials list provided last week helped you all for today’s family dinners.

This coming week, I will be celebrating my favorite game – video poker.

Monday’s Link will celebrate the life of video poker guru Skip Hughes.  All of us who play video poker are indebted to his dedication in the 90’s and 2000’s to the teaching and promotion of video poker.

Everyday of the week thereafter, I will share new and previous material of my favorite casino game.

A full week of deal and draw, starting Monday.

Binbin

Let’s Make a Casino Travelogue

There was a time when your choices to visit a casino were Nevada and Atlantic City. Forty years later, many Americans have access to gambling venues within 60 miles or less.

So, the phrase “So many casinos, so little time” has never been as true as the present. In New England, we have eight casinos all within a six hour radius.

“So many casinos, so little time.” California, Washington State, Deadwood,  Biloxi, Florida, Maryland, Oklahoma …… just a few of the many casinos across the country.

NETimeGambling is wondering about your casino quests. Add the names of the casinos that would fit, “in your opinion.”  It can include any American Casino, or even any outside the country. Then we will post all the answers giving you a casino travelogue.

The largest casino in the USA is Windstar

Easiest way would be through our Facebook account NETimeGambling.com

Only ten questions. I’m very curious to hear from all of you.

  1. CASINO I HATE IS:
  2. CASINO I THINK IS OVERRATED:
  3. CASINO I THINK IS UNDERRATED:
  4. CASINO I LOVE IS:
  5. CASINO I COULD VISIT REPEATEDLY:
  6. CASINO AREA I STILL WANT VISIT:
  7. CASINO I THINK HAS THE MOST APPEALING INTERIOR:
  8. CASINO I THINK HAS THE MOST APPEALING EXTERIOR:
  9. CASINO I FEEL IS MY GUILTY PLEASURE:
  10. CASINO AREA I SHOULD HAVE VISITED BY NOW BUT HAVEN’T:

I’ll start. My answers would be 1. Slots of Fun, Las Vegas; 2. MGM Grand, Las Vegas; 3. Main St. Station, Las Vegas; 4. Mohegan Sun, CT;  5. Red Rock Resort, Summerlain, NV;  6. Biloxi, MS; 7. Bellagio, Las Vegas; 8. Ocean Casino Resort, AC ; 9. Ellis Island, Las Vegas; 10. Windstar (largest US casino), OK.

What are your opinions?  Inquiring minds want to know!

Binbin