We even add the rate to the return of the game, so that you know exactly what to expect at the casino. Strategy chart lists all the different plays contained in the hand, to help aid in identification.
We have no confusing statistics in our strategy charts, unless asked. This allows beginners to wean themselves into play. In computer perfect play, we show the return, but no other confusing statistics unless asked. A graph that will compare the play of one hand compared to another, so that you can understand why one play is better. A favorites machines list, so that the beginner does not get overwhelmed by the different video poker machines available. We initialize this list to the 7 most commonly found machines. Machines can be added or subtracted from this list at any time.
The list follows the player - this means that you are not stuck with the machines that your husband is playing, or vice-versa. In the machine statistics, we show what the average wins or losses per hour on the machine will be, dependent on the of hands played per hour. In this way, you have an idea of what to expect in the casino. The beginner can view the payoff table before selecting a machine from our lists a very good practice!
They can also view the machine statistics. You can have errors replayed during a session. You can be re-tested on the hands that you are having trouble with. We also randomly select the errant hands, and randomly shuffle the suits, so that the replay is not so obvious.
The player picks the random mix of regular hands and error hands, for example, approximately 1 out of every 20 hands will be an errant hand. Like the real VP machines, we highlight in the payoff table the paying hand that is dealt to you before the draw. We offer the option for us not to do this. It is good practice, especially when you are a beginner, to find those paying hands without help. As you play, you may want to note certain plays on hands, or the returns of certain machines. We offer a scratch pad text editor for you to record your thoughts during play.
The scratch pad is automatically saved, and can be printed out at any time. You can add statistics at any time - for strategy charts or computer perfect play. Computer plays hands in the background. Since essentially this tool is used to learn about the required bankroll for sessions on a machine, this helps speed up the analysis. The computer session can be reviewed as with any other session.
You can play a game while the computer plays its hands. You can choose the play mode and multiplay.
The computer can either play a set amount of hands or until the credits are zero. You can view the hands that will not occur on a strategy chart, because another hand steals plays from that hand. This is an important clue to a strategy situation that may need to be further explored in perfect play, due to penalty cards. You can examine the session relative to the other play mode. For strategy players, this allows them to see where penalty cards may have changed the play on a hand, that the strategy chart did not pick up on.
For computer perfect players, they may be able to find a pattern of incorrect plays related to not identifying the proper strategy in the hand.
You can define the payoffs for natural and wild hand independent of each other. For example, you can give a wild full house one payoff and a natural full house another. You can rearrange tweak the rankings in a strategy chart and then analyze the chart for its return. Some do this so that they can learn the cost of a play, like always going for a royal. Some will do this to see if they can improve on the chart.
If you do improve a chart by tweaking, we will automatically select that chart for game play we search all the charts, both computer and player generated, for the best EV.
Frugal Video Poker is the most comprehensive book ever written on practicing, playing, and winning at this popular casino game. Video poker is beatable when . Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Jean Scott has been known as the Queen of Comps for Frugal Video Poker - Kindle edition by Jean Scott, Victor Nacht.
This helps to determine how your skills on one machine would transfer to another. Unsorted charts for wild games. Determines if a play on one tier of a chart has precedence over another rare but does occur.
This is because the best play is to throw away the wild card and go for the natural royal. Love the clear cut comprehensive information this book rendered! I gave this book four stars because I have been playing VP irregularly for about 7 years. The best thing I learned from the book was that you wouldn't go to perform at Carnegie Hall without practicing so don't go to the casino without doing a lot of practicing. I got myself a very good video poker program and play on the computer whenever I feel like it.
The second is to slow down and review your decisions. The third is you have to be lucky! However, you can increase your odds by playing a better game.
She seemed to be trying to sell her other books. I didn't learn anything in this book. Plus the book seems to push a certain software program. Well written ; lots of info and help. See all 14 reviews.
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Covers game selection, playing strategies, and tactics that can give the player an advantage over the casino. The first part of the book introduces you to video poker, and spends some time explaining why video poker is much different than slots. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The key is to learn from the mistakes you make preferably while not losing any money. About The Author s At first glance, Jean Scott appears to be what she is—your average something retired English teacher from the Midwest. You can have errors replayed during a session.
Click here Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? There's a problem loading this menu right now. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. View or edit your browsing history. Game analysis The software has much more than a hundred tables of payments, so ou can analyze any game for percent return on investment. You can also configure the new tables to determine the payout percentage of any new game that you find in a casino. This is done in two clicks. Another interesting feature that compares the rationality of your decision is the optimal speed.
Additional features At the start of the software, you can see an informative video presentation by Gene Scott, outlining the basics of video poker. Forty- five variants of musical accompaniment and original sound decision. High-quality graphics, varying in each gaming session. Pros and cons Frugal Video Poker helps with training in video poker games and the right strategy, it is a versatile, easy and intuitive. Perhaps the biggest drawback is the lack of Pick'em Poker games, popular among many casino visitors.
Conclusion If you do not mind paying forty dollars this price for this program offered by manufacturers , then buying Frugal Video Poker seems quite justified.