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Club USA Casino offers a huge variety of video poker machines in a range of denominations. There over 14 different video poker games including Deuces Wild, All American Poker, Jacks or Better, Joker Poker and more. Many are available in multihand video poker format. Coin-in choices range from $.05 to $5.00 on single hand machines and  $.01 to $1.00 on multi-hand machines.
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Guide to Video Poker
Introduction to Video PokerVideo poker is best described as great game at a great price. Find out all about this fun and exciting game in ReadyBetGo's Guide to Video PokerRanking the Hands in Video PokerHere are the hand rankings for video poker. If you don't know these ranks, learn them before you play the game.Video Poker Pay TablesUnlike slot machines, a casino can't loosen or tighten a video poker machine without you knowing it. Why? Because the paytable tells you all you need to know about how good a deal you're getting.Video Poker Strategy - Hold or Toss?Memorizing video poker strategy isn't as daunting as it may seem if you limit your list to the truly important rules. Basil Nestor has narrowed it down to twenty essential rules that will add dollars to your video poker bottom line.Good Video Poker GamesVideo poker has come a long with since Jacks or Better. Here are twenty-six video poker games complete with pay schedule returns for each variation.Before you Go! - Video Poker EssentialsThere are a lot of varieties of video poker out in casinos today, but these essentials apply to all video poker games. Keep them in mind when you're playing.
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Uncover the History Of Video Poker - Casino Game Origins
by ReadyBetGo Editor
Uncover the History Of Video Poker - Casino Game Origins
Discover the origins of video poker machines and understand the evolution of the game as we know it today. Learn more about this fascinating casino game.
Should I stick with video poker or try Texas Hold'em?
by Bob Dancer
In this article, Bob asks himself if he should stay with video poker over the allure of Texas Hold'em. It all comes down to fun and money.
Randomness in Video Poker Results
by Bob Dancer
Bob Dancer examines multiple random outcomes of video poker and if these events are luck or logical mathematical results.
Figuring Out the Video Poker Strategy
by Bob Dancer
Bob explains how to use software like 'Video Poker for Winners' to create optimal strategies for games like Multi-Strike Video Poker.
What's the Difference? Video Poker Strategy
by Bob Dancer
Video Poker Instructor and professional writer Bob Dancer presents two similar yet different betting scenarios. What would you bet on?
Practicing Video Poker at Home
by Linda Boyd
Linda Boyd is a new face in the world of video poker experts. In this article from Midwest Gaming & Travel, she gives us great advice for how to practice video poker at home before you hit the casino.
How Quickly Can You Lose at Video Poker?
by Basil Nestor
A reader asks why video poker seems to take your money much more quickly than blackjack. Thanks to the expert knowledge of Basil Nestor, we can provide an answer.
How Many Coins Should You Bet at Video Poker
by Steve Bourie
A common question asked by video poker players is how many coins should be bet. A big factor is the Royal Flush payout.
Strategy to casino winning in changing economic times
by Bob Dancer
Every casino periodically makes adjustments in the games they offer. The recession is causing more than the normal number of adjustments to be made. Not because the casinos are mean, nasty, and greedy SOBs, but more likely because they are losing money and trying to hang on. Bob Dancer reviews how players can leverage and benefit from these new adjustments.
Jokers Wild Video Poker: Strategies to Win
by Gayle Mitchell
Jokers Wild is another popular wild card game that adds to the excitement of video poker play. The majority of your hands will look similar to a Jacks or Better game; however, don't fall into the trap of using the same Jacks or Better strategy play. On average, fewer than 10% of your initial cards dealt will contain the joker, thus your strategy will evolve around this fact.
Dealt Quads in Quick Quads - Video Poker Strategy
by Bob Dancer
It quickly becomes obvious that you get a lot more dealt quads in this game than you do in regular video poker. Bob decided to figure out how frequently this happens, and to use this as an excuse to review the math of how to figure these things out. Most video poker math is fairly simple once it's explained, but many players have no idea of how to attack the problem.
A Different Reason to Play at Many Casinos
by Bob Dancer
Bob Dancer provides new reasons why playing, and sometimes losing, at different casinos can be great on your bankroll and year end earnings.
Learning a New Video Poker Game
by Bob Dancer
So you want to learn a new video poker game. You're tired of Jacks or Better and would like to try Deuces Wild. Here's some advice from Bob Dancer on how best to go about learning a new game.
Which Denomination Should I Play?
by Bob Dancer
Bob Dancer analyzes the return odds for $1, $2, $5, $10, and $25 denominations on 9/6 Jacks or Better Video Poker Machines while in Mississippi.
Video Poker - Winning the Wrong Way or Losing the Right Way
by Bob Dancer
Sometimes I hear the question posed about whether I'd prefer to win the wrong way or lose the right way? In truth, there's not enough information there to make a choice, although it's tempting for many to say that winning must be better. I don't believe that.
Is This a Good Game?
by Bob Dancer
I was told that at South Point there's a 25-cent Triple Play progressive, best game 8-6 (quads=130) Jacks or Better, where there is a progressive for dealt royals of $107K. I was asked whether or not this was a good game. No it's not. It's a GREAT game and here is why.
More About Wheel Video Poker
by Bob Dancer
Wheel Poker is a six-coin Triple Play/Five Play game. You get paid based on five coins, except when you get a 4-of-a-kind (quad). When this happens you get to spin the wheel. This wheel looks a bit like one from 'Wheel of Fortune,' but here the bonuses range from 100 to 2000 coins.
Figuring Risk of Ruin for MultiHand Video Poker Games
by Bob Dancer
Risk of Ruin (RoR) is a type of long-run bankroll calculation. In this article, Bob Dancer, defines the criteria for understanding the calculation and applies it to multi-hand video poker machine play.
Jacks or Better (Jacks+) Video Poker
by Gayle Mitchell
For another perspective on the classic video poker game of Jacks or Better, let's look to advice from noted gambling expert, Gayle Mitchell.
Perfecting Your Play on Joker Ace King Hands
by Bob Dancer
If you want to go beyond basic strategy in Joker's Wild, there are some cases where you don't do the obvious. Bob Dancer outlines and explains those situations.
Video Poker: Betting less than Max
by John Grochowski
Does it ever make sense to bet less than max coin when playing video poker. That's the question John Grochowski tackles in this interesting article.
Gaining Strategy Accuracy with Frugal Video Poker Software
by Jean Scott
Jean Scott finds that video poker training software is one of the best ways to identify weaknesses in her strategy skills. That's why she co-produced one of the best products on the market.
Playing Better NSU Deuces Wild -- Part II of II
by Bob Dancer
Let's continue our discussion of the way to play NSU Deuces Wild at the highest level. Take the quiz in this article to see if you really understand the concepts.
Playing Better NSU Deuces Wild --- Part I of II
by Bob Dancer
Deuces Wild is Bob Dancer's favorite game. NSU Deuces Wild may be found for stakes large and small, and sometimes in multi-line versions as well.
A Visit to the Real Monte Carlo
by Bob Dancer
Even though Bob Dancer is a serious video poker player, even he has to relax and enjoy sometimes. Here is an article he wrote this summer about his visit to the famed gambling mecca, Monte Carlo.
Super Aces Video Poker
by Gayle Mitchell
Super Aces is big news for video poker players. As Gayle describes, the payout for four aces is 2,000 credits. You can find these machines in casinos, both online and locally.
Who Uses Video Poker Strategy Cards
by Bob Dancer
There was a debate recently over the Internet concerning the accuracy of video poker strategy cards. Without going into the details of the debate, someone posted the observation that it's really just beginner and intermediate players who use strategy cards. Is this really the case?
Comparing Video Poker Variations
by John Grochowski
So many choices, so little time. That's a common lament of video poker players. With John Grochowski's help you should be able to make the best choices from the large variety of video poker offerings.
Video Poker Payback for the Casual Player
by John Grochowski
Have you ever wondered how much it costs you when you don't use a strategy when playing video poker? That's one of the questions John Grochowski answers in this article.
Matching Video Poker Memory To Reality
by John Grochowski
When things are not going your way in video poker, it might seem like the deck is stacked against you and there are patterns to your misery. But it may just be selective memory.
A Simple NSU Deuces Wild Distinction
by Bob Dancer
Different readers are at different places on the video-poker-learning-curve, so this article explains when to go for straight flushes and when to go for straights when playing NSU Deuces Wild.
Blasting Some Video Poker Myths
by John Grochowski
Just like slot players, video poker players have come up with a good set of myths. In this article, John Grochowski gets to the truth of the matter.
A Simplified Look At Bankroll Requirements for Video Poker
by Bob Dancer
Bob Dancer looks at bankroll requirements from the beginner's point of view.
Double Bonus Poker Variations & Strategies
by John Grochowski
Double Bonus Poker has its own set of strategies and variations. In this article, John Grochowski gives us the some sample hands and shows the best way to play them.
When Does It Count?
by Bob Dancer
As Bob Dancer explains, making decisions concerning promotions based on incomplete information is nothing new. Those who are better at making these decisions than others tend to have better results over time. Fortunately it's a learnable skill and experienced players get better at it over time.
A Common Video Poker Mistake
by John Grochowski
Here's one of the more common video poker mistakes around, one that's been going on since games such as Double Bonus Poker and Bonus Poker Deluxe were introduced in the early 1990s.
Losing Streaks in Playing Video Poker
by Jean Scott
A question from one of my readers: I'm in a terrible losing streak. What's the longest losing streak youĺve ever had?
Penalty Cards and Video Poker for Winners
by Bob Dancer
Bob Dancer's new video poker strategy training software, Video Poker for Winners, has tools to help you evaluate the impact of penalty cards. In this article, Bob gives us the instruction on how to use this feature.
Short Term Bankroll Calculations
by Bob Dancer
Bob Dancer's Video Poker for Winners is now available and it includes, among other things, a short-run bankroll calculator that lets you address questions that could not be answered before. In this article Bob examines those kinds of questions.
Video Poker: A Pro's Play--Bet Max Coins
by John Grochowski
As John Grochowski explains, betting fewer than five coins turns even the best video poker games into games that will pad the house's bankroll, not yours.
Is There a Tiger In Your Tank?
by Bob Dancer
Bob Dancer has taken a close look at the qualities Tiger Woods brings with him when he competes. Studying this great champion gives us some clues to how we can win at video poker.
Creating Video Poker Strategies on Computers
by Bob Dancer
A good strategy makes playing video poker accurately much easier. As someone who has been involved in trying to create better strategies since 1995, Bob Dancer can tell you that it is a tedious process.
Video Poker Questions Answered
by Gayle Mitchell
Here are some interesting questions that are fielded by our slot and video poker expert, Gayle Mitchell.
The Best Strategy for Double Double Bonus Video Poker
by Bob Dancer
Bob Dancer and Liam Daly don't believe that most Double Double Bonus Video Poker players care much about pay schedules or exact strategies. However, if you are someone who does, here are some basic rules to help you win more at this game.
Playing in a Video Poker Tournament
by Jean Scott
Jean Scott has recently released a top-notch book on video poker called Frugal Video Poker. In this excerpt Jean gives us the lowdown on how to win video poker tournaments.
An Interesting Insight from 'Kill Phil'
by Bob Dancer
Phil Hellmuth has said, 'Plan A works well for me, but when I find that Plan A is no longer working, I'll come up with a Plan B that will.' This could easily be said about successful video poker players as well. The only difference is that video poker players need to change more frequently.
Video Poker: Talking About Royals
by John Grochowski
On most video poker games, royal flushes account for about 2 percent of your long-term return. When you read that 9-6 Jacks or Better returns 99.5 percent with expert play, royals account for about 2 percent of that.
Learning Joker Mid-Cards in Kings or Better Joker Wild
by Bob Dancer
Are you playing Kings or Better Jokers Wild or would you like to play it? Bob Dancer offers his analysis of the best way to play the Joker mid-cards for this game.
A Look at Video Poker Math
by Bob Dancer
With a 52-card deck, there are almost 2.6 million different 5-card hands. Computer programmers have recently determined that these 2.6 million hands can be examined completely and accurately by looking at about 134,000 hands. Bob Dancer finds this greater efficiency fascinating, and maybe you will too.
Cashback versus Bounce Back versus Free Play
by Bob Dancer
There was considerable discussion recently on the vpFREE Internet bulletin board on the subject of whether or not cashback, bounce back or free play was the best option for the video poker player.
Video Poker Pay Table Variations
by John Grochowski
Within every video poker game theme, there are pay table variations. Online or offline, the screen may say Jacks or Better, but does the full house pay 9-for-1 or 8-for-1; does the flush pay 6-for-1 or 5-for-1? Does your Double Bonus game pay 7-for-1 on flushes, 6-for-1 or (heaven forbid) 5-for-1?
How Good at Juggling are You?
by Bob Dancer
Playing successful video poker requires a large variety of skills. Being really good at some of them does you little good if you are awful at certain others. In this article, Bob Dancer, reviews the kinds of skills necessary to be a winner at video poker.
How to Choose a Video Poker Machine
by Bob Dancer
Choosing the right machine is very important in video poker. Bob Dancer goes beyond the obvious to look at some of the things you should consider when choosing a machine.
What Exactly is a Video Poker Sex Novel?
by Bob Dancer
Bob Dancer has been writing about video poker for over eight years. A while back he published 'Sex, Lies and Video Poker,' the industry's first video poker novel. In this article he explains what went into writing this ground-breaking book.
Using Baseball Statistics to Understand Video Poker
by Bob Dancer
In video poker playing, as well as in baseball, every day's score is just a small blip on the year's score, and even your lifetime's score. Just because it didn't go your way on a particular day doesn't mean it won't tomorrow.
Online Video Poker Directory
by J. Phillip Vogel
The choice of games continues to grow online. On one hand, we've got classic video poker games whose great payouts and excitement never go out of style. On the other hand, online casinos have slowly but surely been bolstering their selection with intriguing new, and equally compelling, versions. Let's take a look at some of the newesté─ţand oldesté─ţvideo poker games found online.
Bob Dancer Video Poker Classes at Silverton in Las Vegas
by Bob Dancer
Bob Dancer, one of the world's leading experts on video poker and a frequent columnist for ReadyBetGo!, will be holding free video poker classes this fall at the Silverton in Las Vegas. If you want to improve your video poker game, be sure to attend one of Bob's classes.
Video Poker Questions and Answers
by Gayle Mitchell
In this article, Gayle Mitchell has put together some of the interesting questions she has received regarding video poker.
A Short Video Poker Quiz
by Gayle Mitchell
It's quiz time for video poker players. Whether you are a novice or veteran, this quiz will challenge your video poker skills. The Q&A that follows includes strategies, paytables, paybacks and VP lingo. Here's to your VP education!
An Unusual Video Poker Tournament Strategy
by Bob Dancer
Bob Dancer gets many e-mails asking what's the best strategy when playing in a video poker tournament. In this article he details his ideas on how to win tournaments more consistently.
Do You Need to be Good at Math to Succeed at Video Poker?
by Bob Dancer
The math at video poker isn't very difficult. But it's a winning player's constant companion. Bob Dancer gives some examples of how he uses numbers regularly.
Rare Streak Counts as Big Positive
by John Grochowski
John Grochowski takes us on a journey to find four of a kind while playing Triple Play Bonus Poker. He didn't find what he was looking for exactly, but he uncovered a truth about probabilities.
Standardization of Video Poker Bet Size
by Bob Dancer
Video poker is unique in the fact that max coin is the way to go for almost any situation. How does this compare to bet size variation theories? Bob Dancer explores this paradox and gives some interesting observations.
How do Random Number Generators Control Video Poker Payback?
by Basil Nestor
If the paytable controls the winnings on a video poker machine, how does it work with a random number generator? That's today's question for Basil.
You Needn't Outthink Computer to Win
by John Grochowski
Does it matter that you are playing against a computer when you play video poker? It may be faster than a real dealer, but the computer doesn't have any cards up its sleeves.
More About Playing Multi-Strike Poker
by Bob Dancer
You can practice Multi-Strike Poker on Bob Dancer's Video Poker for Winners!
In the second and final article of the series, Bob Dancer goes deeper into what are the best plays in the fun and intriguing game of Multi-strike Poker. Warning, you'll need to throw out some of your standard video poker strategy to make the most of the game.
Playing Multi-Strike Poker
by Bob Dancer
You can practice Multi-Strike Poker on Bob Dancer's Video Poker for Winners!
Multi Strike Poker by Leading Edge Designs is a 4-line game that's a lot of fun. The game has won a number of new product awards. One try, and you'll see why. Let Bob Dancer tell you how it works.
How I Play Video Poker Progressives
by Bob Dancer
Bob Dancer's recipe to playing video poker progressives is admittedly home-grown, but there are plenty of tidbits to digest. Learn which machines are the best to attack, how slot club points figure in, and where the meter should be before you dig in.
Figuring Out Sequential Royals
by Bob Dancer
If you're playing a video poker machine that pays extra for sequential royals, how should you adjust your strategy? Bob Dancer has got the answers for you in this article.
Bounceback and Thinking Like a Casino Manager
by Bob Dancer
So you get an invitation from your favorite casino to come back and play again. And they sweeten the pot with some cash or gifts. Just be careful what you do when you collect your goodies; it might effect future bounceback rewards.
Creating Flow Charts for Video Poker
by Bob Dancer
9-5 Super Double Bonus Video Poker requires some strategy fine tuning to get the most out of the machine. Bob Dancer reveals some of the techniques he uses by creating a flow chart for the game.
What Constitutes the Best Video Poker?
by Bob Dancer
Can reader polls really tell us how where we can find the best video poker experience? Bob Dancer challenges the conventional wisdom and says it depends on what questions were asked.
The Flexibility to Learn New Games
by Bob Dancer
How ambitious should you be when trying to learn new games? If you're itching to venture beyond your video poker comfort zone, take a bit of advice from our resident expert, Bob Dancer.
When to Move up in Stakes
by Bob Dancer
You've got strategy down and you're making money. Is it time to move up the stakes? This very important question is given a very good answer in this article.
Hit Royal Flushes More Often in Video Poker
by Basil Nestor
If you're not seeing your due of royal flushes when playing video poker, it might be the right time to look at your strategy.
Video Poker vs. Poker - Part II
by Bob Dancer
Continuing with the differences between video poker and poker, Bob Dancer outlines the role of luck and skill, the house edge, and how analysis helps in video poker and poker.
Video Poker vs. Poker - Part I
by Bob Dancer
Even though the hand ranks are similar, there are many important differences between poker and video poker, particularly in the best way to play. Take a look at this comparison of video poker and poker.
Video Poker vs. Blackjack - Part II
by Bob Dancer
Explore more of the similarities and differences between video poker and blackjack in this second part of the series.
Video Poker vs. Blackjack - Part I
by Bob Dancer
Blackjack and video poker are two games on the very short list of casino games where players can have a long-term advantage. In blackjack, the strategy changes as you go through the deck, but in video poker this is generally not true.
How To Calculate Breakeven Points -- Part 2
by Bob Dancer
Continuing from last week's article on breakeven points, Bob Dancer further examines breakeven points and the influence they have on cards to hold.
How to Calculate Breakeven Points
by Bob Dancer
How much a Royal Flush will pay influences the the choice of cards to hold. The breakeven point is the amount of the jackpot where the choice is equal.
General Tips for Playing Video Poker
by Steve Bourie
Not everyone wants to memorize extensive playing strategy when playing video poker. Here are some general tips when playing that will help you stretch your gambling dollar while playing this popular game.
How to Pick the Best Paying Video Poker Machines
by Steve Bourie
To pick out the best paying video poker machines, you've got to understand the paytables. Lucky for us, the casinos put them where you can find them and there are rules-of-thumb that help determine the best video poker machines.
How Video Poker Machines Work
by Steve Bourie
Understanding how video poker machines work is the first step to learning how to find machines and how to get the best edge. Let's look at the inside and outside of a video poker machine.
Difference Between Video Poker and Slot Machines
by Steve Bourie
Video poker is a very popular game in casinos today. Do you know the main differences between a video poker machine and a slot machine?
Interview With a Professional Video Poker Player
by Steve Bourie
Anyone who's played video poker for any length of time has probably heard stories of professional players who can consistently beat the casinos. But, is it really true? Are there actually players out there who can do that?
Greed is Such a Terrible Thing
by Bob Dancer
When you keep playing after you've had a good run, you might call yourself greedy. Bob Dancer has some other ways to look at that behavior.
How Do You Figure?
by Bob Dancer
Bob Dancer takes some time to explain how experts analyze video poker promotions to see how much they are worth.
Learning to Walk Before You Run
by Bob Dancer
When it comes to learning video poker strategy, it's best to start with the basics and then move to advanced strategy.
Evaluating a Machine
by Bob Dancer
How to figure out which video poker machine will give you the best odds can be daunting. Here are some clues to help you make that choice.
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