Originally Posted by Lover959
This is ****ing crazy talk.. Lol. What a ****ing degen
That is not crazy. The first step to get grip on that is on the rational basis truly understand if you are + EV or -EV. You should be able to explain very systematically why you think, that you are + EV and when exactly. I totally get that you on deep core really think that you can win. It makes no sense to try to stop you or change the emotion of this. Because that plain ain't gonna happen. But what you can do is to try rationally calculate and present why you think that video poker can be +EV.
I mean I am not sure what your background is and how much you really get what EV is at all. ???? Do you understand that it doesn't matter you hitting high wins once in a while?
I had a short look here into forum other gambling games. The guys there discuss something along the lines that with matches and bonuses and all perks you can get at a casino, it can be +EV to play a game that is in itself -EV.
I am pretty sure that video poker and any game that you play against a casino is in itself -EV. Agree? Do you see why it must be so, without any calcultions?
Can you calculate your EV in video poker based on pay-out table?
I have no idea. But since I know that you won't just stop, you can as well try to really understand what you are doing.
I am sorry if that sounds boring and high nosed, but I truly believe that that is a first step on the way out of the destructive gambling.