Haven't posted here in a long while--school and work has been absolutely nuts! But it's good to be back! So... I'll pretty much be a VP first timer--I WANNA LEARN! Been looking for strategies online--and even looked at videos, but it all seems to be so daunting. I have a VP app on my Android that I will be using to practice as I near my trip, which will be in the beginning of September, so I have a few weeks to cram! I've decided to use Wizard of Odds' posted strategy but I think I will need a bit more explanation on a few things. I will be playing primarily at the Wynn and Venetian. 1. JoB or Full Pay Deuces Wild >> Are FP Deuces Wild harder to find? I would guess so because the theo is higher than JoB. Should I be able to find FP Deuces at a casino like Wynn/Encore or Venetian/Palazzo? 2. How can I tell the difference between what machine is the best one to use? I am assuming there are other Deuces Wild machines that are not Full Pay---how will I be able to spot the difference? Should I watch out for certain JoB machines as well? 3. I am planning to use the posted "Simple Strategies" for both games when I play since I am a beginner; however, I was having a bit of trouble with the terminology. I will post the "confusions" in the strategies below. 4. So when I am looking at this list of strategies, I basically should analyze my first 5 dealt then match it to the rank shown on the table, right? THEN, I hold those cards and those cards only--discarding everything else. Please tell me if I am wrong! 5. Here are the following strategies I am planning to use--I am planning to have a cheat sheet with me LOL. The terms that I am unfamiliar with will be in bold red--perhaps someone can help explain it to me. Jacks or Better Simple Strategy Four of a kind, straight flush, royal flush 4 to a royal flush Three of a kind, straight, flush, full house 4 to a straight flush Two pair High pair 3 to a royal flush 4 to a flush Low pair 4 to an outside straight 2 suited high cards 3 to a straight flush 2 unsuited high cards (if more than 2 then pick the lowest 2) **can someone give me a couple examples?** Suited 10/J, 10/Q, or 10/K One high card Discard everything Full Pay Deuces Wild Strategy 4 deuces 4 deuces 3 deuces Pat royal flush **What does "pat" mean?** 3 deuces only 2 deuces Any pat four of a kind or higher 4 to a royal flush 4 to a straight flush with 2 consecutive singletons,6-7 or higher **What is a singleton and can someone further explain this rule to me?** 2 deuces only 1 deuce Any pat four of a kind or higher 4 to a royal flush Full house 4 to a straight flush with 3 consecutive singletons,5-7 or higher 3 of a kind, straight, or flush All other 4 to a straight flush 3 to a royal flush 3 to a straight flush with 2 consecutive singletons,6-7 or higher deuce only 0 deuces 4,5 to a royal flush Made three of a kind to straight flush **Not too sure what this one means** 4 to a straight flush 3 to a royal flush Pair 4 to a flush 4 to an outside straight 3 to a straight flush 4 to an inside straight, except missing deuce 2 to a royal flush, J,Q high Thank you very much for your help! It is much appreciated! After reviewing the Deuces Wild just now---it seems so complex and intimidating. I will probably have to start off with JoB.