Frugal Video Poker Scouting Guide
This guide is a handy video poker tool, a booklet of pay schedules for the most popular VP games that details the return for each game, designed to make finding profitable video poker games in any casino easy for anyone. The booklet is just 3.5 inches tall and 7 inches long, similar in size to a checkbook, and is spiral bound so it can be opened to any page and folded over while scouting for a particular game. It’s made with heavy paper and laminated covers for durability.
The guide contains 184 pay schedules for 37 different games, and great care was taken to find the most popular pay schedules across the country, so that this tool is not just for use in Nevada, but also for popular East Coast and Southern games as well.
The guide also contains a few pages of instructions on how to read the charts, a table of contents, and an alphabetical listing of games. As a quick explanation, you can see that the payouts are listed for the one-coin payoff, except as noted for specific payoffs requiring a fifth coin. The “paying pair” is usually jacks or better, but differences are noted wherever they occur, such as for the game of Pick ’Em.
There’s also a volatility rating, which is a rough measure of what kind of ups and downs you can expect while playing, rated from one to four “$.” The return for each schedule is provided, as well as the return for the Multi-Strike and Super Times Pay versions of those games. Finally, an approximate royal progressive breakeven point is listed for both quarter and dollar plays.