Blackjack Insider Newsletter, Oct. 2003, #45
Bob Dancer began his gambling career as a blackjack card counter. He then tackled video poker and together with his wife Shirley, won one million dollars playing video poker over a 6-month period. Dancer has become America's best-known video poker writer and teacher. He has a variety of "how to play better video poker" products, including Winner's Guides, strategy cards, videos, and the award-winning computer software, Bob Dancer Presents WinPoker, and a brand-new book Million Dollar Video Poker.
VIDEO POKER VS BLACKJACK BY BOB DANCER Bob Dancer (
VIDEO POKER VS BLACKJACK
BY BOB DANCER
Bob Dancer (www.BobDancer.com) began his gambling career as a blackjack card counter. He then tackled video poker and together with his wife Shirley, won one million dollars playing video poker over a 6-month period. Dancer has become America's best-known video poker writer and teacher. He has a variety of "how to play better video poker" products, including Winner's Guides, strategy cards, videos, and the award-winning computer software, Bob Dancer Presents WinPoker, and Million Dollar Video Poker book. BJI features a wide selection of Bob's fantastic books, guides, and software for sale in our web store. Click here to view our catalog of Poker products.
The personality skills of successful blackjack players and successful video poker players are quite similar. Good players in both games are bright, have excellent memories, and can sit and play for hours. Each player is playing a winning game, although certainly not every session.
Memorizing the strategy for 9-6 Jacks or Better is approximately as easy (as difficult?) as learning basic strategy in blackjack. Memorizing how to play 10-7 Double Bonus Poker is as difficult (as easy?) as all the matrix numbers in a 3-level blackjack count system. In each case, the game that is more difficult is more lucrative.
In blackjack, the strategy changes as you go through the deck. In video poker this is generally not true. Each hand is independent of the last one. Getting four aces in a video poker hand does not affect your chances of getting them again the following hand.
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