video poker variance

By Jerry Stich

As most video poker players know, not all video poker is alike. There are different games, different pay tables for each game, games with few jackpot-sized winners and those with many jackpot-sized winning hands.

Each of these variations in the game affect that specific game’s variance – a measure of the size of swings, both up and down, in the player’s bankroll.

This article explores the differences between high variance and low variance games.

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