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Bob Dancer VP software vs. Wizard of Odds game

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by dalemccl, May 28, 2013.

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  1. dalemccl

    dalemccl Tourist

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    I play JOB VP but would like to learn and practice the strategy for some other VP games. I have used the free JOB on-line practice game at the Wizard of Odds website and have gotten pretty good at making the right choices of cards to hold. However, I haven't seen practice games on their website for VP other than JOB.

    Would Bob Dancer's VP software add anything, as far as learning proper strategy, compared to the Wizard of Odds game? Does it cover VP games commonly available on the strip in addition to JOB? Does it let you change the pay table to ones more common on the Strip for low coin-in games?

    Thanks.

    Oh, and there's also a software product named "WinPoker v6" at casinogambling.about.com for $29.95m compared to the $49.95 for the "Video Poker for Winners" product on Dancer's website. Nothing about Dancer is mentioned in the casinogambling.about.com page, but I thought WinPoker was Dancer's game? EDIT. Nevermind about WinPoker v6. The demo version won't install on my Win 7 64 but system. The installer gets stuck at 1% completed. I'll pass on that one.
     
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  2. atom

    atom High-Roller

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    WinPoker is functional, but very old. If you had a system running XP or 98 you could probably run it okay. VP for Winners will allow you to adjust paytables and will train you for different games. Also, if you have an IOS or Android device there are some cheaper options for VP trainers. I find that practicing on a touch screen is much more natural to me than using a mouse.
     
  3. tringlomane

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    Llew Low-Roller

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    I use the WinPoker app on my ipad. It's pretty powerful and easy to use.
     
  5. dalemccl

    dalemccl Tourist

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    Thank, all.

    Do you know if Dancer's "VP for Winners" will work on Win 7 64 bit? The website mentions Win 7, but doesn't mention whether it is 32 bit only, or also 64 bit. At $49.95 it would be an expensive mistake to buy it and not be able to use it.
     
  6. BreakEven

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    32-bit apps should work just fine on 64-bit Windows.

    The only exception is when there's a driver involved, which may be the case if there's some funky Digital Rights Management (aka anti-piracy) software used.

    If you want to wait a few more weeks until I eventually get around to installing the copy I have (somewhere...:grrr:), I can tell you for sure :) Or instead, you can email their support folks and get the answer there.
     
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    FountainFiend Low-Roller

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    I have windows 7 64 bit and VP for Winners works great.
     
  8. dalemccl

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    That's good to know. Thanks. I found a trial version of VP for Winners and will try it out, along with another trainer named Wolf Video Poker, which also has a trial version.

    Also planning to try the Wizard of Odds links provided by Tringlomane, although those games require installation of Java, which I am reluctant to do for security purposes (but probably will do it anyway.)
     
  9. tringlomane

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    Definitely understandable if you wouldn't want to use them because of that. But the strategy maker doesn't use Java, fyi, only the game. So far using these haven't fouled up my computer though, *crosses fingers*.
     
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