Is Video Poker Advantage Play Gone? – The NETG Monday Link

EVERY MONDAY, NETG BRINGS YOU A GAMBLING POST FROM SOMEONE ELSE FOR YOUR INTEREST, ENTERTAINMENT, AND KNOWLEDGE. WE CALL THIS:

“THE MONDAY LINK”

Many of us play video poker on some level of expertise, and most of us play for the fun of it.  But, years ago it was still a game that could be beat with perfect play.  Today, full pay VP is hard to come by.  Usually if you find a great game, it won’t earn points as the other less favorable machines.

Today’s link is a great article by NETG friend  

His bio reads “Robert is a veteran writer and analyst for the gambling industry, with a particular focus on the emergent US online gambling market. An avid poker and gambling enthusiast, Robert offers unique perspectives from both the vantage point of the player and industry professional, and is fit to cover a broad spectrum of topics.”

Always with an entertaining opinion, here is Robert with:

THE DAYS OF THE ADVANTAGE VIDEO POKER PLAYER ARE GOING, GOING…

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What is a Video Poker Penalty Card? – The Monday Link

I have heard friends and colleagues speak about a renewed interest in video poker, with some gamblers delving into the skill of video poker strategy. Some podcast colleagues such as Tim Lawson in His “The Bettor Life” and Christopher DiMauro at “Art in the Game” have mentioned their new interest in VP and the paytables involved.  check out their podcasts.

Whether you play for your personal enjoyment, or play as the best way to play that free slot play the casino gives you, knowing the strategy of the game you play will give you a better chance to cash out a winner. Playing full-pay Jacks or Better is a great find to play you can find it, but if you don’t practice perfect strategy, you can decrease your payout probability to that of 6/5 JOB.

Strategy cards are available and legal.

In advanced VP strategy, penalty cards are important considerations.  Knowing the difference when to draw to a flush in 8/5 & 9/6 is a significant step in your Video Poker play.

“What is a penalty card in video poker?”

John Robison is an expert on slot machines and how to play them. John is a slot and video poker columnist and has written for many of gaming’s leading publications. He holds a master’s degree in computer science from the prestigious Stevens Institute of Technology.

You may hear John give his slot and video poker tips live on The Good Times Show, hosted by Rudi Schiffer and Mike Schiffer, which is broadcast from Memphis on KXIQ 1180AM Friday afternoon from from 2PM to 5PM Central Time. John is on the show from 4:30 to 5.

John is a prolific expert concerning slots and video poker.  Enjoy many of his excellent posts at John Robinson Casino City Archives.

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

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Foxwoods Trip Report – 3X Multiplier, Play Bar & David Burke Prime

Foxwoods Resort Casino

As reported this week, there are many multiplier point offers monthly at New England’s Casinos. So, NETG visited Foxwoods Friday. with Triple Points in mind. Here is our Trip Report, but first,  check out our recent post about the other multiplier days this month:

New England Casinos Offer Multiplier Days

The Strategy 

When planning a trip to a casino to take advantage of multiplier point days, it’s good to have a strategy. Bert and I had a plan with a limited bankroll – start with slots, and if it goes south, Video Poker at the bar is the way to lengthen our time played. Remember, the casino is still looking for your ADT – Average Daily Theoretical – which means bet and time must still equal a usual play or more to show your worth to the casino staff. A quick play on a multiplier day may add points faster, but it will still show as a quick gambling day.

Before Bert arrived, my slot play was played out quickly – no bonuses, no big payouts, and definitely no fun. So, when Bert arrived, I was busy at my favorite poker bar at Foxwoods in the Great Cedar Casino – Play Bar, with my favorite bartenders Catherine, Tammy & Steve.

Besides having great service, the quality of drinks is better.  For example, Grey Goose Vodka & Club soda is comped, but in the Fox Casino at Centrale Bar, you pay an extra dollar.  Sure it’s a little thing, but the music is also geared toward boomers and includes TV monitors.  Besides, with a limited bankroll, that dollar can be used toward the tip for appreciation.

Super Times Pays is a favorite Video Poker game with a random multiplier assigned to all hands.

The video poker is decent but not great VP plays. By comparison, it’s the 2nd best video poker in New England behind Mohegan Sun.  There are  two types a bartops around the bar – Superstar II , with many VP games, keno, single line poker, slots, etc & Gamemaker – single line VP.  I suggest the best VP play for low rollers with the fun factor is Spin Poker & Double Spin Poker with  9/5 DDB and 8/5 JOB at the nickel denomination. Both machines also offer 8/5 JOB & 9/5 DDB Single line VP.  Factor in the Grey Goose and you have a decent play – especially on Triple Point Day. We both played about 3 1/2 hours with ups and downs, with a quad here and a quad there. Once I hit four Aces with a 5X Super Spin Multiplier, which kept treading water easier and a lot more fun.

DINNER TIME

The Wine Tower at David Burke’s Prime

By 6:00PM, it was time to eat, so we mosied to David Burke Prime on the lower level of the Grand Pequot Tower. It’s famous for some of the world’s finest steaks, aged in an on-premises patented salt-brick aging room, as well as the 3,000-bottle wine tower, the THE PRIME TOWERS of seafood appetizers, and it’s Clothesline Bacon 19 – extra thick-cut candied bacon, with black pepper & maple glaze. When visiting, ask about their different “at-the-table” experiences as well.

Mmmmmm….Popovers!

The staff and service is extraordinary, and the opening Popovers are incredible light and delicious. We decided on two entree’s – Stonington Scallops, with chorizo, risotto sweet potato hash,& togarashi citrus sauce.

Stonington Scallops

Bert absolutely loved the different tastes which came together effortlessly. I had the Double-Cut Berkshire Pork Chop with firecracker apple sauce and a side of roasted asparagus large enough for both of us to enjoy and still bring some home. The bill was under $$90 for fabulous cuisine, extremely attentive staff and a feeling of a high level restaurant completely away from the bells and whistles of any casino.

The Porkchop was huge! I dove in before taking a picture!

It was an enjoyable way to take advantage of the one Multiplier Day at Foxwoods. I believe they will offer another in January. Watch all of our 8 casinos the their promotions right here at NETimeGamblingYour  COMPLETE RESOURCE FOR THE RECREATIONAL GAMBLER featuring the Casinos of New England.

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