Two years ago I realized that a friend of mine was getting better comps than I was by playing video poker in Atlantic City. I was appalled by this. I never thought that a game that grannies played would be given better treatment by the casinos than the table games I played.
This was the catalyst for me learning more about advantage play, payouts and percentages over two years ago. It’s also partially the reason I started ECG. Hopefully people can learn from my experiences – good, bad, drunk and over-caffeinated.
Since my $15 bets in blackjack weren’t accumulating comps in the way they I wanted them to, I devoted that money to learning how to play video poker. I thought that maybe this would help my comps a little while making me a more efficient gambler. I still play $25 hands when I play blackjack, but I tend to stay away from low limits for reasons beyond comps.
Since I began playing video poker, my comps have certainly gotten better and I’ve been able to extend my gambling day as I enjoy playing video poker in the morning before the rest of the casino is awake. I’ve also come to learn what I like and dislike with all games and I’ve learned a lot about my own tendencies when I gamble.
This blog started as an into into my video poker play during my recent trip to Las Vegas, but was a little too long for an intro. Look for my video poker play later this week and why I think video poker in Vegas is lame.
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