How to Play Video Poker and Win

I’ve discussed many times that video poker can be played with an advantage over the casino. The odds can actually be in player’s favor, but there are a lot of conditions to that statement. A person must know how to play video poker to be a winning gambler. When I say “knows how to play,” I don’t mean knows the rules of the game. What I am referring to is “perfect play.”

Some people are surprised to hear that video poker can have such a high payback, but they decide they will give it a shot. I guess they think they will intuitively know the correct plays to make because they skip several major steps. It reminds me of blackjack players that either don’t know about or refuse to use basic strategy.

If you want to learn how to play video poker at a high level and win, there are two major steps. The first is to be able to look at the pay tables and determine what a good machine to play is. The second step is the ability to play perfectly. Every hand you are dealt, when you play video poker, there is a mathematically correct play to make. Based on statistics and probabilities there are right and wrong moves.

How do you learn how to play video poker the correct way? In my book, How to be a Professional Gambler- Video Poker Edition, I talk about the steps you need to take to play with an advantage over the house. I show you where the best places are to go to learn the games and perfect your play. Today, I am going to go over these options in this post.

Best Place to Learn to play video poker like a pro

You have two major options but if you’re serious about your game play you will probably want to use both. The first is to join and become a member. This site has almost all the information you need to know about playing video poker, and it presents it in a way that is enjoyable to most. One of the biggest complaints I hear is players don’t want to memorize the moves, it’s boring. Well, this site offers tournaments and a large inventory of games, while at the same time teaching you to play correctly.

Your second option is to purchase Bob Dancers “Video Poker for Winners” software program. This is a must for any serious video poker player who is looking to gain an advantage over the casino. It has been the backbone of my video poker career and it has virtually everything you ever wanted to know about video poker. It will provide you with a game play trainer and explanations of why a move is incorrect. It has a feature to determine the payback percentage of a game, and it even helps you to determine your bankroll.

All of my readers know I don’t promote products unless I have personally benefitted from them. I’ve used both and Bob Dancer’s Video Poker for Winners and can assure you that each is the best product on the market. I say that without hesitation. Maybe someone will come out with a better product, but until they do these are the best tools to learn how to play video poker and win like a pro.

About Greg Elder

I was 37 years old, a husband and father, a former teacher, college and high school basketball coach, and a business owner, I decided to give it all up (Not the husband and father part) to take a shot at pro gambling. I was coming off a job I hated selling insurance, and I vowed to do something I was passionate about. For the next year I would spend 12-15 hours a day researching, studying, and practicing advantage gambling techniques. The goal was to see if I could sustain our current lifestyle as a professional gambler. I wanted to find out if casinos really could be beat. At the time, I thought it may be the biggest mistake of my life, but my intentions were to have fun trying. It has been an interesting few years since that journey began. My feature book GAMBLERS FIGHT BACK has been released and can be purchased on my author site at I would consider my pro gambling career to be a success on all fronts. I didn't win millions of dollars, but I was able to enjoy every minute of it. It brought an excitement and passion back into my professional life. It has helped lead me to a writing career that I had no idea I even wanted before this challenge. I was able to write a book that shared with others exactly what I learned along the way.. Gambling professionally is not easy, but there are certain things the average gambler can do to increase their chances of success tremendously. That's the information I try to pass along to my readers.

One Response to “How to Play Video Poker and Win”

  1. I’m impressed you should think of soemhting like that

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