Elliot Frome

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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. He is well positioned to take over where his father left off. While many of Elliot's articles deal with video poker strategy, he also targets the breakdown of new games, both live and electronic. His website is www.gambatria.com.

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A day full of Royals

A day full of Royals

posted on April 10, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | I had a truly extraordinary day playing video poker the other day. I was playing my favorite and obscenely volatile 5-play multi-strike machine. It was not going well initially, when I hit a Royal from a 3-Card Royal on the second line.

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Bracket busting began here

Bracket busting began here

posted on April 03, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | I admit to pretty much stop checking my NCAA brackets after the opening weekend. When a 16-seed knocked off a 1-seed that I had going to the Final 4, I knew I wasn’t going to do well. This evening, I decided to check. It wasn’t pretty.

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Players should play those hands out

Players should play those hands out

posted on March 20, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | If I could capture every event in the casino, I’m fairly certain I would find that players are shy about hitting into busting in blackjack, fold too infrequently in most other games and almost never use the Surrender option in blackjack.

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My dad deserves Hall of Fame vote

My dad deserves Hall of Fame vote

posted on March 13, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | One of the most famous songs in rock history begins “It was twenty years ago today.” Those are the lyrics to the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. This week, those lyrics have a totally different meaning for me.

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Explaining 5-card deal 32 different ways

Explaining 5-card deal 32 different ways

posted on March 06, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | In blackjack, the decisions slice a bit differently, so there was no need to talk about the expected value of each decision. Instead, each combination of player hand and dealer upcard was given an action to utilize – Hit, Stick, Double, Split or Surrender.

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