FrGamble
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January 1st, 2014 at 7:36:41 PM permalink
I recently had a nice relaxing time playing some video poker with a decent pay table. I've read the Wizard's video poker sections but would like to do some more studying on the topic with a book in my hand (kind of old fashioned that way). Does anybody know of any really good books on video poker? Thanks.
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January 1st, 2014 at 7:46:51 PM permalink
Quote: FrGamble

I recently had a nice relaxing time playing some video poker with a decent pay table. I've read the Wizard's video poker sections but would like to do some more studying on the topic with a book in my hand (kind of old fashioned that way). Does anybody know of any really good books on video poker? Thanks.

I have never read any VP books. When I started I heard Dan Paymar had some good books. They may be a bit outdated now. Most people go for Bob dancers book now days. Some people refuse to buy his books because he works with casinos.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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January 1st, 2014 at 8:36:43 PM permalink
I haven't read any of them, but I would recommend Video Poker for the Intelligent Beginner by Bob Dancer, published in 2009. Dancer is very competent. He may also be a thief, but that's not important right now :)

Dan Paymar was one of the pioneers. He re-released his book in 2010, but I'm cautious of old books that have been updated.

Jean Scott published Frugal Video Poker in 2006. That could be an option if it's on sale.

Presumably you'll also want some type of training software. You'll find a lot of options for that.
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January 1st, 2014 at 8:43:46 PM permalink
I'm also trying to learn a thing or two about vp. I have Dancer's vpw software, Jean Scott's Frugal Gambler, Dan Paymar's Optimal book, Rob Singer's book, and Frank Kneeland's book. I expect to learn much from all these viewpoints.
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January 1st, 2014 at 8:44:23 PM permalink
If you have KINDLE you can get that book on it for $9.39

http://www.amazon.com/Video-Poker-Intelligent-Beginner-Dancer/dp/0929712552
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January 1st, 2014 at 9:24:07 PM permalink
Video poker doesn't lend itself well to the book format. The main things you need are information about where the good games are, return of any given game and pay table, and strategies. You can get all of that online now -- the latter two on my Odds site.
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January 1st, 2014 at 9:30:32 PM permalink
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I'm also trying to learn a thing or two about vp. I have Dancer's vpw software, Jean Scott's Frugal Gambler, Dan Paymar's Optimal book, Rob Singer's book, and Frank Kneeland's book. I expect to learn much from all these viewpoints.

Throw Rob Singer's book in the trash.
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January 2nd, 2014 at 12:05:43 AM permalink
If you want to learn about video poker plays back in the day Bob Dancer's, "Million Dollar Video Poker" is pretty good, even if you have a bad opinion of him. Strategy-wise just stick to the Wizard of Odds. Play a bunch of practice hands and you'll see why you hold 4 to an inside straight over a redraw on one game but redraw on another.
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AxelWolf
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January 2nd, 2014 at 12:42:58 AM permalink
Quote: tournamentking

I'm also trying to learn a thing or two about vp. I have Dancer's vpw software, Jean Scott's Frugal Gambler, Dan Paymar's Optimal book, Rob Singer's book, and Frank Kneeland's book. I expect to learn much from all these viewpoints.

I would hate to go back and quote what you said about, VP and VP AP's.

Stick to slots or Rob Singer VP is for losers
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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January 2nd, 2014 at 5:25:59 AM permalink
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