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Quirks of video poker

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3:34pm, January 29, 2001

The lure of big payoffs, thousands of dollars, brings bettors back again and again to the game of video poker. Actually winning such jackpots, however, is highly unlikely, says Todd D. Mateer, a recent graduate of Clemson (S.C.) University. Moreover, with unfavorable odds and limits imposed on how much a gambler may win per machine, even perfect play over a long time is a losing proposition.

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