Elliot Frome

Gaming Today Elliot Frome

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.

Twitter: @gambatria

Email: ElliotFrome@gamingtoday.com

Fewer unknowns involved in video poker

Fewer unknowns involved in video poker

posted on January 01, 2019 by

Winning Strategies | Video Poker is certainly NOT real Poker. Not only do I agree on this point, but I’ve stated it dozens of times over my 15 years of writing for GT. Video Poker is a paytable game played only against, well no one, really.

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Building a Straight can be a challenge

Building a Straight can be a challenge

posted on December 25, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | You have to review your dealt hand and figure out which cards you want to hold/discard. We do this by recognizing the partial hands out of the five cards that are dealt and determine which of these partial hands have the highest expected value. 

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Stick with using the strategy tables

Stick with using the strategy tables

posted on December 19, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Video Poker strategy is all based on what we call a Strategy Table.

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Strategy tables good aid at machines

Strategy tables good aid at machines

posted on December 12, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve tried my best to break down the concept of expected value, how it is calculated and a bit of how it is used. In doing so, I showed how some of the most common hands are likely being played wrong.

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Be aware of pay tables on machines

Be aware of pay tables on machines

posted on December 05, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | When we look at a game in its totality, we call this the game’s payback and express it as a percent. At the individual hand, we express it as a decimal. If the value is over one, it means that we expect to win money on average in this situation.

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