If you like playing video poker, either on or offline, then you must be aware that the casinos can change the payoffs. This means they can program the computer chips to a designated payout pattern. If you take a moment we can discuss a few ways to overcome the times when they tighten up their video poker machines.
The casinos would love for people to think that video poker is a random chance game. Casinos, either off or online, do not make millions of dollars by chance, they have the odds firmly in their favor. This is done by programming computer chips which dictate how a machine will play over time.
The question is, what can you do to increase your chances to win? I have some suggestions.
Better know as a strategy. One of the best strategies you can have is a method to manage your money. Living here in Las Vegas you see all the tricks used in a casino to separate a person from their money. They pass gambling off as entertainment and if you can control it that's fine.
The casinos know the two human factors that exist, greed and fear.
Exploiting these emotions makes the house millions in extra profits, of course this is promoted as fun. Who has fun when you were going to spend $ 100.00 and ended up spending $ 1,000.00. That's fun for the house.
You must develop a money strategy and learn to stick to it, this is the first step to overcoming the houses edge.
This is one term used in Vegas for a video poker machine which is not paying. You ask why? I don't have a clue, I just hear this said quite often, especially these days.
When you hear "tightening the machines" this can mean a number of things. They truly can adjust the program inside a poker machine to throw less winning hands. Another factor can be less people playing a machine which slows down the winning cycles, either way a machine can become a Cold Duck because of it.
You can overcome this situation by using a strategy that will get you away from a cold poker machine.
Again, the computer chip is programmed to throw hands which are close to a winning hand, but just don't quite make it. This way you will think the machine is about to hit and spend more to find out. Most of the time it won't, the casino hopes you think it will.
The casinos are masters at getting you to think and gamble a certain way, and it's not so you can win. Living here in Las Vegas, after 5 years, you see it all.
If you want a strategy that can show you how to overcome these things and more.