Video Poker

"Make $147 Every Ten Minutes You Play!"



The Power Video 
Poker Strategy 



A Case Study


How Tom J. Changed From Poker to Video Poker and Has Zero Regrets

My name is Tom J. I moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, to try my hand at playing poker professionally about a year and a half ago.

Before that I lived and worked in Dallas, Texas. I was a Vice President in a mid-sized bank and a commercial loan offer. I enjoyed my work, but my real love was playing poker.

Thatís why I finally decided to pursue my dream of becoming a poker pro. I knew that I had enough banking contacts that I could always go back into banking if I changed my mind.

My experience as a poker pro has really been an eye-opener. Just as with my job, playing poker for a living is not all fun and games. When I was playing a few hours a week I really enjoyed it. But the thrill is not quite the same once you start playing 40 hours a week alternating between playing in front of a computer and playing in local poker rooms.

Before I tell you about making a big change from playing poker to video poker, let me fill you in on the practical downside to playing poker for a living. Although it is great to have as much time off as you want, these vacations are not paid! In banking I enjoyed four weeks of vacation a year. But, it is altogether a different thing when you play poker for a living and you are earning no money when you take time off.

Another thing that really bothered me was how unstable my income was. As a poker player, your income is always unstable. You actually run the risk of losing money for the month. And, I am very good at playing poker. In most circles I would be considered a real expert, but there were still times I wouldnít make any money.

I met Greg Fletcher at a poker tournament in Las Vegas. There are tournaments every week and I have several favorites that I regularly play in.

I got to know Greg during a break and he explained to me about his new interest in video poker. I was pretty dismissive at first since my feeling was that video poker is not real poker. However, Greg was so enthusiastic that I believed that he might be onto something worth learning. I asked him if I could keep in touch with him and he agreed.

My next phone call to Greg was very informative. He shared with me how well his new video poker betting strategies were performing. He explained about video poker trends and I listened intently. He definitely had my attention at this point.

Greg called me next time which really surprised me. He explained how he had expanded his strategy to cover multi-line games Ė games where you can play multiple hands starting with the cards you hold.

He caught me at a time when I was so discouraged that I was actually thinking about going back into banking. I had just put in a very hard month and all I had to show for it was $800 in winnings. Hell, I made this much working part time in school.

Greg calmly suggested that maybe I should point my poker skills in a new direction and try some video poker.

I decided to give it a try. Greg had some business in Northern California and we agree to meet in Reno, Nevada, which has an abundance of great video poker games.

We met in one of the casino lounges at the Peppermill where we were staying. Greg proceeded to lay it all out for me.

He first showed me some video poker strategy cards. He knew that I would have no problem mastering play.

He suggested that I start with the Jacks or Better version of the game. He explained how I would use certain betting strategies as I played that would automatically follow any trends in the game.

He further explained that I would vary the size of my bets using what he called Profit Directed Betting. This was his refined way of following the flow of the cards. This made a lot of sense. It is what we try to accomplish with conventional poker except that it is almost impossible to do because the game is played with other people who donít always play like they should.

However, as Greg explained, against a computer-controlled game, with no human element to mess things up, the strategies performed flawlessly.

I also learned that with video poker I could accomplish something that I never could at poker Ė I could always play at an advantage!

Greg also added that video poker is the one game where skill and strategy count the most Ė more than at blackjack, roulette, sports betting, playing the horses, stock trading and even poker.

He showed me how to play on a couple of machines at the Peppermill. While I was learning, I picked up over $300 in winnings.

I was pretty much convinced to give his strategy a try. "How much money do I need to get started?" I asked. I was thinking about starting with about $10,000 and I mentioned this to Greg.

He smiled and shook his head. "You wonít need that much. Try a lower number."

I suggested $1,000.

He still shook his head. "You donít need that much to use my strategies. All you need to get started is about $300. Some of the people I have taught how to play have done very well starting with just $100, but since you have enough, you can use $300. It will give you a better cushion."

I was pretty amazed. You wonít go very far with a $300 bankroll playing poker, but Greg assured me that is all that I needed.

Honestly, I didnít expect to win very much with such a small bankroll. Actually I was a little insulted. I thought Greg was treating me like a penny ante player. In poker, if you play for peanuts, thatís what you win Ė peanuts.

However, I quickly learned that I really didnít need much of a bankroll to start winning large amounts using Gregís Power Video Poker Strategy.

Greg returned home and I decided to see what I could do using his strategy. I started playing the next day. By the end of my first week I was up over $3,000. And this was playing on quarter machines.

I called Greg and told him the good news. "Maybe I should move up to playing dollar machines now," I asked hopefully.

"You donít have to yet. Why donít you stick with 25-cent play and try playing on some multi-line machines."

I took his advice since he hadnít led me astray so far. I started playing on three and five-line quarter machines. I pulled in over $7,000 the next week. I have to tell you this felt really good. Any thoughts I might have had about dropping down in class by playing on a machine had totally disappeared. My month of hard work at poker to make a lousy $800 was still too fresh in my mind.

I reported in to Greg to see what he suggested next. He told me to stick with the quarter machines a little longer and try moving up to 50 and 100-line play.

I just finished a full month playing on mostly 50, but some 100-line games. I pulled in $32,000.

You want to know the best part of this? I wasnít putting in nearly the hours I did when I was playing poker. By now I was playing only a couple of hours a day, four or five days a week.

I wish I had discovered this before I went through all of the bitter disappointments of spending 18 months of my life very frustrated trying to make a living at poker.

Now, I feel like I can go back to playing poker for fun when I feel like it and pull in my real money playing video poker.

Greg just called to check on me. After I brought him up to date, he paused for a minute and then said, "I think you are ready for the dollar machines. Let me know how you do."

I just finished reviewing an advance copy of Gregís extraordinary new course on how to win at video poker. Power Video Poker is 100% complete Ė right down to the strategy cards you can take with you.

Based on my experiences, I can tell you that if you want to win money consistently in what I find to be a very pleasant way, all you have to do is apply this strategy.

And, I am doing just fine playing on dollar machines.




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