4 Tips for Greater Profit from Video Poker

By Robbie Strazynski
November 19, 2012

Thanks to the explosion of poker throughout the world as a result of the Moneymaker effect, video poker is becoming more and more popular among amateur and professional gamblers alike. In this guest post we will cover four tips on earning greater profit from video poker.

BoozeRefuse the Booze

Video poker, unlike roulette and many other casino games, is a game of skill. In order to maximize your chances of winning according to optimum strategy; you need to be as focused as you can for as long as you can. By taking advantage of the free liquor available in many casinos, you will be diminishing your capabilities to think clearly and make good decisions. Refusing the booze is the easiest thing you can do to increase your video poker winnings.

Learn Basic Video Poker Strategy

Invest some time and money in learning basic video poker strategy and common mathematical situations so that you will have a bigger edge when sitting down to play. There are many situations in video poker that repeat themselves, for example being dealt a single pair. Investing a small amount of time and money in improving your game is the best way to drastically improve your skills and maximize your profits.

Video pokerDon’t Play When You Are Tired, Hungry, or Angry

Just as in poker, tilt is also part of the game of video poker and in order to maximize your chances for success, it is important to play when you are at your best. When someone is tired, hungry, or angry, their body and mind are not in an ideal state for a skill-based activity. Give your body and mind what they need before stepping into the casino.

Take Advantage of Casino Bonuses

Most casinos run weekend promotions or increase progressive bonuses on some of their machines on a regular basis. Before choosing your video poker machine, ask a member of the casino staff if there are any promotions running at the moment and make your choice with this information in mind. The better your chances are of earning an extra bonus the better your bottom line will be in the long run. Take advantage of every casino bonus you can.

If you have any other tips for instantly improving your performance in video poker, please share them with us in the comments section below.



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Robbie Strazynski

Robbie founded in 2009. A veteran member of the poker media corps, in addition to writing and video presenting, Robbie has hosted multiple poker podcasts over the years, including Top Pair, the Red Chip Poker Podcast, The Orbit, and the CardsChat Podcast. In 2019, Robbie translated the autobiography of Poker Hall of Famer Eli […]


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