Article Title

Analysis of Video Poker


Edward Gordon


Gaming and Casino Operations Management | Gaming Law

Document Type

Original Research Article


Several analyses of video poker reported expected payouts in the vicinity of 99.6 percent. The analysis techniques they used were critically reviewed to validate those favorable results for Jacks or Better video poker. Improvements in playing strategy were discovered during the validation. The performance is now 99.7 percent expected payout. Wong (1988) called attention to an error in the technique earlier analysts used. However, it was found that this error amounted to only 0.1 percent in the overall expected payout.