You must know
by now that I couldn't leave a discussion of video
online poker games without a strong argument for
recognizing trends. I'm on very comfortable theoretical
ground in suggesting you pay very close attention
to the trends that happen in video online poker
games machines. As in any other statistical array,
you will see groupings of winning hands, and you
will see groupings of losing hands. Even the stodgiest,
non-playing purist will support statistical variance.
expected hit frequency of online poker games machines
is much higher than reels, we likewise see shorter
and less severe trends in online poker games. But,
also because of the higher expected hit frequencies,
we can more easily identify the deviations from
normal patterns-what we call trends.
Now, what do
we do about trends? We've already established all
the reasons why it's difficult to leave a given
machine. I'll argue firmly, however, that it is
important to recognize a negative trend and stop
playing that machine ... at least for a while. Pay
close attention to the credits on your machine and
set a quit point to preserve your profit. It is
all too easy, with some hits happening even in a
bad trend, to just play down those credits, hoping
for a reversal of the trend. Trends in online poker
games do tend to be of shorter duration, but this
is no excuse to throw away your hard-earned credits.
I have a better answer!