Swanson234
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May 2nd, 2014 at 9:37:10 AM permalink
I downloaded and (in some cases paid for strategy corrections....EEK stupid) on like 6 or 7 video poker apps over the last 4 months. Finally stumbled upon the wizard's app and my mind was blown. Pretty much the last video poker trainer/game analyzation tool you need, that's all I can say. The value on this thing is light years ahead of a lot of crap out there marketed to non gamblers looking for a video game.



One final disclaimer: I've heard winpoker is decent too, but never tried it . Heard it offers games like ultimate X and super times pay. That wouldn't interest me much as those games are simply variations on the same ol games. Does winpoker also offer detailed risk of ruin/standard deviation analysis of your chosen pay table? If not have to say Shackleford's product is the clear victor. If it does, have to call it a near tie (the winner being determined by whoever includes more games, although Shackleford's product includes more than enough games to whet my appetite). I ve never tried winpoker though so can't really say. Will be purchasing winpoker in the nearby future.

One final final disclaimer: I'm in no way, shape, or creatively conceivable form associated with Michael Shackleford or any of his interests.
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May 2nd, 2014 at 10:41:54 AM permalink
Thank you for the kind words!
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
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May 2nd, 2014 at 10:52:34 AM permalink
WinPoker does not offer games like Ultimate X or Spin Poker, just standard 5-card draw games like VP Wizard does. WinPoker offers a more casino-like experience in terms of being able to select a denomination and insert fake money, as well as being able to play 1, 3, 5, or 10 hands at a time (and I think the iPad can play more than 10 hands).

The Wizard's app does have more games than WinPoker, and analyzing a game/paytable is also a bit faster.

I've been very fortunate that no changes have been needed to be made to the VP Wizard app, because my Mac dropped dead last year and I haven't bought a new one yet.
TerribleTom
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May 2nd, 2014 at 11:25:04 AM permalink
Is this a mobile app (iOS/Android) or an online/download kind of thing?
terapined
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May 2nd, 2014 at 12:15:25 PM permalink
Quote: TerribleTom

Is this a mobile app (iOS/Android) or an online/download kind of thing?



Apple app store. No android version.
I asked the Wiz last year about an android version and his response - not enough sales thru apple app store to justify developing an android version.

Be careful using it in a casino.
Just listened to lawyer Bob Nersesian on "gambling with an edge" radio show.
His opnion is dont use it in a casino, use a strategy sheet. All electronic devices cannot be used to help you gamble, its illegal.
"Everybody's bragging and drinking that wine, I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines, Come to Daddy on an inside straight, I got no chance of losing this time" -Grateful Dead- "Loser"
sodawater
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May 2nd, 2014 at 12:49:55 PM permalink
Android now has a far bigger market share than iOS and a far, far higher growth rate, as well. Maybe it made sense 3 years ago to have an iOS-only app but nowadays Android is the dominant platform.
AxiomOfChoice
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May 2nd, 2014 at 12:59:31 PM permalink
Quote: sodawater

Android now has a far bigger market share than iOS and a far, far higher growth rate, as well. Maybe it made sense 3 years ago to have an iOS-only app but nowadays Android is the dominant platform.



While that is true, aren't Android users far less likely to purchase apps?
terapined
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May 2nd, 2014 at 1:15:32 PM permalink
Quote: AxiomOfChoice

While that is true, aren't Android users far less likely to purchase apps?



I really dont think so. The google android app store is very similar the Apple app store.
I have downloaded tons of apps and games to my Samsung Galaxy tab 2 10.1 tablet.
If I had an Ipad, I would probabbly download all the same games and apps.
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AxiomOfChoice
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May 2nd, 2014 at 1:32:14 PM permalink
Quote: terapined

I really dont think so. The google android app store is very similar the Apple app store.
I have downloaded tons of apps and games to my Samsung Galaxt tab 2 10.1 tablet.
If I had an Ipad, I would probabbly download all the same games and apps.



I have heard this over and over again. I don't particularly care so I haven't bothered to look up numbers, but I've heard them quoted before.

This isn't a comment on the store; it may just be self-selection bias. Apple products are grossly overpriced; people who buy them are less likely to be frugal, IMO.
Ibeatyouraces
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May 2nd, 2014 at 1:40:09 PM permalink
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