Video Poker Professionals
Video poker is a casino game that has attracted a lot of analytical minds because of the immense strategy and calculations required to play professionally. Famous video poker players on this page have published books, written articles, taught courses, and most importantly, won millions of dollars playing video poker machines.
Each of the pages below contain a full biography of the specific video poker player. Also, we have hired a few of the professionals to write original articles for our site, so we hope you enjoy those. Click any of the links below to learn more about that person.
Playing Video Poker Professionally
Any of the men/women in the list above will tell you that it is not easy playing video poker (or any casino game) professionally. Movies and books often glamorize the life of a gambler, but in reality it's much harder and much less pleasant than you'd imagine. You'll have to spend thousands of hours sitting in rock hard chairs in smoky, dingy casinos, just to grind out a small profit if you're fortunate enough to even do that.
However, if you can become a video poker pro, once you put in a decade or so you should have a nice little nest egg to invest into other opportunities. We're definitely not saying it's for everyone, but if you have the dedication, skill, and most importantly, perseverance, you can certainly become a professional video poker player. Read Bob Dancer's article addressing the challenges of becoming a video poker professional.
One extremely important factor for a video poker pro is their bankroll size. It may surprise you how large of a bankroll you need to play even the $1 games with minimal risk of ruin. We have an article coming soon on bankroll management, so keep your eyes peeled.
Video Poker Books
Many of the professionals listed above have written full text books about video poker, including instructional manuals, life stories, and practical tips. We are in the process of creating a video poker book section that will have reviews of each major video poker book out there. Make sure to bookmark the site and check back soon to see if it's done.
Video Poker Software
Besides just books, the players above have also created tools and calculators for analyzing and improving your video poker play. We also have a review section for the video poker analyzers, so check that out as well.