WagerTalk TV host Kelly Stewart sits down with professional bettors Anthony Curtis and Vegas Cris to discuss Video Poker strategy on this episode of Vegas Life. If you are looking for more casino tips and an insider look at Las Vegas make sure to follow us at VegasLife_WT.
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Video Poker Hand Rankings:
-Royal Flush: The best possible hand. Consists of Ten, Jack, Queen, King and Ace of the same suit. In this example diamonds.
-Straight Flush: Five consecutive cards up to king high of the same suit. In this example you have 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 of spades.
-Four of a Kind: Four cards of the same value. In this example you have four queens. The additional card (5) has no effect.
-Full House: Three of a kind and one pair. In the example hand you have three sevens and two aces.
-Flush: Any five cards non consecutive cards of the same suit. In this example you have 2, 6, 7, 8 and Ace of clubs
-Straight Five consecutive cards of any mixed suits. The example hand shows 8C, 9D, 10C, Jack S and Queen H.
-Three of a Kind Three cards of the same value and two other cards of different values. In this example you have three tens.
-Two Pair: Two sets of two cards of the same value. In the example you have a pair of jacks with a pair of sevens.
-Jacks or Better: Often the lowest paying hand. Any single pair that is jacks or higher wins. For example J’s, Q’s, K’s or A’s.
About Anthony Curtis: He has been seen dozens of times on the Travel Channel, A&E, Discovery, E! Entertainment, BBC, and on and on. And you frequently read his comments in the national press. He’s Anthony Curtis and he’s the most recognized and quoted Las Vegas expert in the world.
Anthony moved to Las Vegas in 1978, shortly after he turned 21. As a young scuffler without much of a bankroll, he had to rely on his gambling skills, his street smarts, and casino promotions, loss leaders, and inadvertent largesse. In the process of taking advantage of every coupon, steak special, and drink discount in town, he became an authority in navigating Vegas on the cheap. It didn’t take him long to realize that plenty of Las Vegas visitors and locals could profit from his expertise and advice. Thus, in 1983, the Las Vegas Advisor newsletter was born.
Today, 34 years, nearly 400 issues monthly of LVA, more than 100 books, and thousands of web pages later … if you’re looking for some of the best information about Las Vegas and gambling, Anthony Curtis and his web site LasVegasAdvisor.com are one of the best resources you can find.