1. What would be your and Brad’s average time at one VP machine playing the same game? I think I remember you referring to “five hour sessions” — would that be an average time? Read more… »
Archives for August, 2010
More from 2001.
3. Choose ONLY playing opportunities where the total return is 100% or higher. Read more… »
I am happy to tell you about a new gambling book, The Secret World of Video Poker Progressives, by my friend Frank Kneeland. I have been connected with this writing project for a while, reading one of the early drafts several years ago. I found it a fascinating read even in its rough beginning. Read more… »
Continuing with excerpts from the Strictly Slots articles written in 2001.
Here are some of the things Brad and I have done during our 11 years of playing video poker that have contributed to our losing less and winning more. Read more… »
We do not go on a cruise to gamble, especially not to play video poker. The paytables on the NCL Pearl machines, as on most cruise ships, are so bad I can’t look at them without becoming “see-sick.” Besides we live in Vegas and we could play VP, and on good paytables, every day if we wanted to (which we don’t). This cruise was a time to spend time with our family and enjoy with them the Alaskan scenery and visit interesting ports. Read more… »
No, none of us ever learned to travel light – although Brad has been trying to teach me that for 26 years! Seattle Airport was the rendezvous point, with the Frugal Princess family flying from Atlanta and Brad and I, from Las Vegas.
I’m not going to give a blow-by-blow account of our 9-day adventure. However, since this blog celebrates all things Vegas and gambling, I will give you some details that may be of interest. Read more… »
I’m under the weather, fighting an upper respiratory infection that is stubbornly resisting a couple rounds of antibiotics. Recovering from too much fun on vacation, I guess!
So until I feel like writing the promised Alaskan cruise report, I will continue with the “Losing at VP” series I am taking from the two-parter I wrote for Strictly Slots in 2001. Here is the closing from Part 1: Read more… »
The comment by Kevin Lewis on August 4 brings up an interesting issue, which is how to decide when picking up free play is a good use of one’s time. I appreciate all input here and Kevin often gives valuable information, i.e., his comments on July 19th and 22nd.
However, his recent comment shows the danger of making assumptions when you have incomplete information. Read more… »