More from 2001
9. Supplement your video poker bankroll with other gambling activities that give you a big edge. Couponing has been our favorite supplement through the years, especially when we were quarter players. Because you can easily find coupons that give you an edge of 10%, 20%, and even higher edge, the volatility is extremely low and the long-term profits certain.
Now that we play dollars we don’t coupon as much, but we still find many couponing opportunities that have a higher hourly expected value than most dollar video poker plays. And sometimes we just use couponing as a “rest” from the intensity at the machines.
Another activity that can pump up your video poker bankroll is “wonging” slots. Those who study how to take advantage of the new bonusing machines, playing only when someone has left a fat bonus, will reap nice monetary rewards. No longer can we generalize and say that all slot play is negative expectation.
[Update: There are very few slot wonging opportunities any more, but occasionally I hear about one that has popped up. They usually don't last too long. There are a few gamblers who "specialize" in this area and guard their information carefully - so it is rarely available to the general gambling population. Couponing, however, is still alive and well. We don't do much of it anymore only because it takes more energy than we have to run all over town like we used to do. But a real scrambler can make money here if he is very organized and motivated.]