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Ask The Slot Expert

10 January 2000

Dear John:

Can you please tell me where I can purchase a "Strategy" for All American Poker?

Here is Kansas City, MO. the game is all over the place.

Thanks,
Rose Mary

Dear Rose Mary:

I recommend two books on video poker. The first is Frank Scoblete's Victory at Video Poker and Video Craps, Keno and Blackjack! Frank's book is good for people who want a strategy expressed in words. Frank's strategies read like this:

  1. All pat hands...stand
  2. Four cards to a royal flush...draw one card (break anything else including a flush or a straight)
  3. Three of a kind...draw two cards
  4. Four cards to a straight flush--open ended...draw one card (break anything else)

The other book I recommend is Lenny Frome's Winning Strategies for Video Poker. Lenny's gives his strategies in the form of a chart:

 Low Pair......................0.7 3 CD DblIns Str Flush w/0HC...0.7- 4 CD Inside Straight..........0.7- 2 CD Royal (KQ, KJ, QJ).......0.7- 

Another difference between the two books is that Lenny's book is almost entirely strategy charts, and Frank's much larger book has interviews with video poker players and slot regulators, in addition to the strategies.

Both books have strategies for All American Poker. If you prefer strategies in words, get Frank's book. If you prefer strategies in charts, get Lenny's book. Better yet, get both of them. They're both valuable additions to your gaming bookshelf.

Best of luck in and out of the casinos,
John


Send your slot and video poker questions to John Robison, Slot Expert, at slotexpert@home.com.


For more information about slots and video poker, we recommend:

Break the One-Armed Bandits! by Frank Scoblete
Victory at Video Poker and Video Craps, Keno and Blackjack! by Frank Scoblete
Slot Conquest Audio Cassette Tape (60 minutes) with Frank Scoblete
Winning Strategies at Slots & Video Poker! Video tape hosted by Academy Award Winner James Coburn, Written by Frank Scoblete
The Slot Machine Answer Book by John Grochowski
John Robison

John Robison is an expert on slot machines and how to play them. John is a slot and video poker columnist and has written for many of gaming’s leading publications. He holds a master's degree in computer science from the prestigious Stevens Institute of Technology.

You may hear John give his slot and video poker tips live on The Good Times Show, hosted by Rudi Schiffer and Mike Schiffer, which is broadcast from Memphis on KXIQ 1180AM Friday afternoon from from 2PM to 5PM Central Time. John is on the show from 4:30 to 5. You can listen to archives of the show on the web anytime.

Books by John Robison:

The Slot Expert's Guide to Playing Slots
John Robison
John Robison is an expert on slot machines and how to play them. John is a slot and video poker columnist and has written for many of gaming’s leading publications. He holds a master's degree in computer science from the prestigious Stevens Institute of Technology.

You may hear John give his slot and video poker tips live on The Good Times Show, hosted by Rudi Schiffer and Mike Schiffer, which is broadcast from Memphis on KXIQ 1180AM Friday afternoon from from 2PM to 5PM Central Time. John is on the show from 4:30 to 5. You can listen to archives of the show on the web anytime.

Books by John Robison:

The Slot Expert's Guide to Playing Slots