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The Video Poker Answer Book Paperback – March 5, 2004
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On top of that, it covers games I've never seen in any other video poker book. It seems that every other video poker writer thinks everyone plays in Las Vegas and has access to all the top pay tables. Well, I play mostly in Indian casinos in the Midwest, and I never see those games. I do see many of the games detailed in this book. It gives me the strategy changes I need for the lower pay tables I see in the Midwest. That makes this book the most complete video poker guide I've ever seen.
I know John's writings well, having read all his other books. However, when I knew he was writing a VP book, I was wondering how his Q+A format would be able to cover this wide-ranging subject. So many games, so many strategies?
But when I read the book, I was amazed at the amount of even rather complex information that he covered in such a simplified form. Why, I bet some people learned a lot without even realizing they had been studying! And most important of all, the information in this book is based on sound math principles - as all gambling writing should be.
This book is different. John Grochowski shows an understanding that most of us play for entertainment, and that we're not always going to have access to the games the experts say we should stick to. He shows how to get the most for your money out of games people really play. It doesn't claim to be a guaranteed system for winning. In fact, he comes right out and says that even experts will lose more often than they win. But he does show how to attack games that other books on the subject won't touch.
I like the quiz format. I think it's fun, and in his answers the author tells stories from personal experience that make this a really breezy read despite the numbers and calculations that go into the strategies. Without doubt, this is the best video poker book around.
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Re-read it many times to brush up on skills before visiting casino.Published 9 months ago by Peter P. Shaginaw
This book was very helpful to me when I first started playing video poker. I learned basic strategy for the game I wanted to learn - DoubleBonus. Read morePublished 16 months ago by kmc
Save your money for the video poker machine. This book is full of quizzes before you have the answers and offers no entertainment value. Mr. Read morePublished 19 months ago by tom
This book covers all of the info needed to maximize your effectiveness playing the game. Now, if only it could help me win.....Published on March 26, 2014 by DLG
Poorly arranged and just not useful.. was hoping it would be a good jump start to my upcoming cruise, but felt like a mini quizPublished on December 23, 2012 by no geek
This book looks like a summation of question and answers for 40 different audiences. If there were ten queatins aand answers that interested me that would have been a lot.Published on June 12, 2009 by sim julli