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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.

Twitter: @gambatria

Email: ElliotFrome@gamingtoday.com

Solving Jacks or Better draws

Solving Jacks or Better draws

posted on July 17, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | This week, I will finish up the rest of the table, which has many critical hands on it. The fact that these are some of the worst hands you can be dealt does not lessen their importance as they will still account for a large percentage of our hands and thus, playing them correctly is crucial to achieving the theoretical payback.

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Going deeper in video poker

Going deeper in video poker

posted on July 10, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Last week, I covered the top 14 rows of the strategy table for full-pay Jacks or Better video poker. National Video Poker Day is less than two months away and I’ve got to do my best to teach as many of you as possible how to play video poker.

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Checking out that Jacks or Better table

Checking out that Jacks or Better table

posted on July 03, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Just over two months to go until National Video Poker Day (Sept. 6 aka 9/6). We’ve got a lot to cover between now and then. The past few weeks, I’ve covered some of how the strategy for video poker is developed, which all culminated in the creation of a strategy table.

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Helping with 32 ways theory

Helping with 32 ways theory

posted on June 26, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Video poker strategy all comes down to the expected value of hands. Each 5-card deal could theoretically be played 32 ways. For each of those 32 ways, we take a look at all the possible draws to calculate the expected value.

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32 ways to play the hand

32 ways to play the hand

posted on June 19, 2018 by

Winning Strategies | Last week, I talked about how for every deal there are 32 ways to play the hand, ranging from holding all five cards to discarding all five. While most decisions are obvious, many are far less so. 

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