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Million Dollar Video Poker Paperback – November 1, 2003
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However, if you're looking for a book that describes how to beat the VP machines (strategies, etc.), this isn't going to help you out very much. You'd be better off reading Bob Dancer's Winners Guides, which he's gradually publishing for each VP game. While Dancer includes some tips and information in Million Dollar Video Poker, he basically only says as much as he needs to in order to tell his story to someone who might not know anything about video poker.
There are many good recommendations, such as learning a game thoroughly before playing it and continuing to practice on a trainer program so that your skills don't deteriorate. I especially liked the section titled "The care and feeding of slot hosts." Flattery and gifts (bribes) will get you over a lot of hurdles.
On the very first page of the text, Bob shows his disdain for less than perfect players. Consider a Jacks or Better hand containing a suited J-10, an off-suit King, and two low cards, one of which may or may not be a flush penalty card. The "best" play when there is no penalty card is the J-10 (highest EV by 0.01). I could go into a mathematical analysis discussing how infrequent such a decision occurs, and how frequently there is a penalty card, thus making the K-J the best play in the vast majority of cases, but Bob would come back with dozens of other trivial situations. Therefore, I'll simply point out that several respected analysts have shown that a penalty-card-free strategy comes much closer than 0.01% off of perfect play, and even my easy-to-follow Precision Play rules come within 0.01% of the game EV.Read more ›
The book leaves little doubt about luck's keen role in conquest over the casinos. But disciplined play is vividly illustrated by Dancer to be far more crucial. He demonstrates that discipline maximizes opportunities for luck to play out in the gamblers' favor.
While focused on Dancer's video poker experience, any gambler will find food for thought applicable to their game. For that matter, even a reader with a passing gaming interest will find it a very lucid, compelling and entertaining read.
The book is quite possibly the most insightful book on the subject of gambling that anyone who has ever stepped foot into a casino, or who contemplates doing so, will pick up. It isn't one to overlook.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not what I thought it was. Book not helpful.
Wanted to return it. Seller said no.
Enjoyed being taken on a wild and enjoyable ride by a VP professional.
A great read to make a knowledgable player more seasoned.
This book is a fun read whether you are a new or experienced player of video poker.Published 20 months ago by Linda M. Buie
Nobody will become a total winner after reading this book.
But it does provide some useful information.
That is all.
a waste of time reading a bunch of life about this person, the point is supposed to be about what the plays arePublished on March 7, 2014 by Dave
The book is well written and fun to read, but not what I was looking for. This book is more of a recitation of the authors experiences at how he came to be a winner at video... Read morePublished on February 11, 2014 by George J. Rossi Jr.
An OK book, but not exactly what I was looking for as far a content. Not exactly a strategy gold mine, but interesting nonetheless. Read morePublished on November 26, 2013 by Mrkodee