Recently while I was surfing the net I ran across a question in a newsgroup that intrigued me. A person had posted that if you didn’t know the difference between full pay and short pay machines you could tell by who was playing: Joe Gambler would be playing the short pay machines and the expert play would only be playing full pay. The response was “OK, so how do you tell thedifference between Joe Gambler and the expert? The question was not answered as far as I could see, and I decided that our readers would enjoy and appreciate the answer much more than those on that newsgroup. Also out readers already know the difference between full pay and short pay. So here’s my view on the differences between “Joe (or Jo) Gambler” and “Expert Video Poker Player.”
Joe Gambler Expert Video Poker Player
Often plays less than 5 coins in, dropping the return of themachine by as much as 1.5 percent on a regular machine and much more on a progressive
Would not play short coin even if threatened with simultaneous playing of Michael Bolton and Puff Daddy.
Plays slowly, usually playing much less than 400 hands an hour. May spend several seconds or even a minute or two staring at a hand before making the wrong decision.
Play rapidly. Does not need to think it over. May play asFast as 900 – 1000 hands per hour or more, playing two machines at a time. May even be seen playing two side by side multiplay machines, cranking out as much as 3,000 hands an hour or more.
Eyes may be glazed over.
Plays his hunches. May play the same hand differently on different occasions. Known to ask cocktail waitress for advice. Knows the correct สล็อตออนไลน์ได้เงินจริง strategy and only changes it when required for progressive jackpots.
Stops to chat with the cocktail waitress, change persons, etc.
Watches the crowd; converses with neighboring players for hours on end. When hitting a winning hand, looks around for congratulations.
Usually only speaks when spoken to and doesn’t care to have a lot of chatter going on around him. Concentrates on his play ignoring outside distractions as much as possible. May not be able to respond with answers to simple questions such as “what’s your name” or “do you know what day this is?”
Claps her hands and shouts when she hits a bonus four of a kind. An actual royal flush may cause a celebration that would be worthy of a super bowl victory. When she hits a royal flush she smiles and turns her full attention to the machine that is not locked up for the hand pay. If the jackpot machine will hold all the RF credits, only slows down while waiting for the credits to register.
Often either overtips when hitting a large jackpot giving up
as much as 10% ($100 of a $1,000 RF) or….may not tip at all. Gets little respect either way. Generally tips based on a percentage – usually 1% up to a maximum amount which varies. May occasionally tip very conservatively for non-jackpot hand pays or fills. Usually treated well.
Often drinks while playing, considering free booze as part of the deal. Occasionally gets “faced” and starts banging on the machine demanding a blackjack.
Generally drinks only non-alcoholic beverages while playing and even those very slowly to prevent being interrupted by calls of nature. May sip a beer so slowly that it can be considered “aged in the bottle”.
Can be seen paying full price at check out and at restaurants. May try to make it up by not tipping.
Never pays for rooms or meals, but is generous with tips for housekeepers, waiters, bell persons, etc. Is trying to get free airfare.
Reads little or nothing about video poker. Doesn’t want to think too much.
Reads Video Poker Player and is considering building a monument in our honor.