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 | As far as I know, my father, Lenny Frome, was the first person to coin the term Expected Value with regard to casino gaming. In fact, in some of his earliest columns he used the term “win power.” That term probably makes more sense to the lay person.view
Winning Strategies | Over the years, there are two types of table games I’ve seen tried many times that I have never seen succeed. They are Wild Card and Low games. Low games are where the player tries to get the lowest possible hand.view
Winning Strategies | People who learn the right strategy, for whatever reason, make some mistakes while playing. There are a variety of reasons why these mistakes are made. The player might be tired or he might have been drinking or he might just be human.view
Winning Strategies | One of the complaints of utilizing a strategy that requires playing games properly is the notion it requires computer perfect strategy and humans are simply not that perfect. There is obviously some truth to this. Humans certainly are not perfect.view
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