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Video Poker Tournaments

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Video Poker Tournaments

I just signed up for a video pker tournament being held at the Flamingo in a couple weeks. Has anyone ever played in one ? Any good strategies ?

I have only done a couple slot tournaments in the past which consists of hitting the button as many times as humanly possible. Didn't know if you should take your time or is it a function of trying to play as many hands as possible. Thanks for any info !

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1. Re: Video Poker Tournaments

1. Master the standard strategy for the game you're going to be playing.

2. Google for "video poker tournament strategy" - I know Jean Scott and Bob Dancer have both published on the topic. Of course try the usual suspects like wizardofodds.com too.

For example: readybetgo.com/video-poker/strategy/vp-tourn…

The differences in tournament play strategy boil down to taking long-shots on high value hands (e.g. 3 to a royal) where you would ordinarily hold a lesser paying hand. The exact format of the tournament will also make a difference

If you don't have time to master the tricks, just play the fastest near-perfect game you can.

Good Luck!

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How did you sign up? I looked online and didn't see anything. My DH has been brushing up and strategy and would be interested. Honestly I think I might like it too. I think we'll be there the same time you are.

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I received an email from the Flamingo inviting me. This is the first one I will have played in. I would guess if you call the Flamingo directly you could get registered. It's called Winterfest. The dates are Dec. 19-22 I think. I am sure you two are as anxious to get out there as I am.

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4. Re: Video Poker Tournaments

Ive played in several, but none at Flamingo. Basically you have to play fast and as accurately as you can. Unlike slot tourneys, you need to play properly, just not pound the button as fast as you can, Be aware that you are given a load of credits to draw from, betting max credits. there will also be a timer countdown, so the strategy is to use all your available credits up before the timer goes off, but try to play accurately. It can be a challenge,, I play fast anyway and the first time I barely used up all my credits before the timer went off. You will want to use all your credits so you have played all the hands possible and not leave any potential winning hands behind. Good Luck.

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5. Re: Video Poker Tournaments

Hey Indy, what was the cost?

Indianapolis
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6. Re: Video Poker Tournaments

Mine was comped so not sure. Was an email offer I received from Flamingo.

Edited: 4:44 pm, December 09, 2010
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7. Re: Video Poker Tournaments

I've read a cuple strategy's for VP..but the bottom line i came up with is a have fun..

we are also going to be in one of those tourny's @ Flamingo...

best of luck to you.

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8. Re: Video Poker Tournaments

northindyaj, Thanks for the info. We leave on the 20th tho, so we'd only be there for the 19th. Hmmm, can you do just one day?

Yes! We can't wait. It is way past due, as in my stress levels of life are way high right now from school!

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9. Re: Video Poker Tournaments

Benya, I am not 100% positive but I think you can play just one day. They gave me two free entries which meant I could play two different days. So I am not totally sure if each day has a winner or a winner for all three days.

Hope you guys have a great trip. If you see a slightly inebriated bald guy at O'sheas playing craps that might be me.........lol

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10. Re: Video Poker Tournaments

Almost all tournaments include two days. The object from the casino's POV is to get you to the property AND keep you there with multple sessions. And most VP tournaments are by invitation only.