Elliot Frome’s roots run deep into gaming theory and analysis. His father, Lenny, was a pioneer in developing video poker strategy in the 1980s and is credited with raising its popularity to dizzying heights. Elliot is a second generation gaming author and analyst with nearly 20 years of programming experience.
Winning Strategies | Have you ever been tempted to throw away a Full House and go for the Four of a Kind? In a Jacks or Better machine this is essentially a suicidal move. The Full House is obviously worth the full 9 EV. The Trips is worth only 4.3.view
Winning Strategies | Two weeks ago, I discussed the three key components of Expert Strategy. These are knowing which games to play, knowing the right strategy and knowing what to expect. Most of the effort goes into the middle one. It is where I spend most of my time.view
Winning Strategies | While some people can take exception to be considered average, in this case, I mean that vast majority of people who go to a casino to play. They don’t have advanced math degrees. My father, Lenny Frome, thought the same way.view
Winning Strategies | Happy Holidays! As many of my readers might be in a light hearted mood this week, I decided to keep this column that way as well. I won’t discuss Straights or Flushes or even partial Royal Flushes. I’m going to discuss birthdays!view