During my most recent visit to Las Vegas, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Bob Dancer for a podcast interview. For those unfamiliar with Bob Dancer, he is a professional video poker player, known for his book “Million Dollar Video Poker” and other works primarily focused on the game of video poker. He is also a co-host of the popular “Gambling With an Edge” podcast.
In our conversation, we delved into a variety of topics related to professional video poker. We discussed the similarities and differences between card counting and professional video poker, exploring the strategies and mindsets required for success in each discipline. Bob shared insights into the bankroll requirements and the variance that professional video poker players can expect to encounter, shedding light on the financial considerations and risks involved in the game.
We also touched on the current state of video poker, discussing how the game has evolved and the challenges and opportunities that players face in today’s casino environment. Bob’s perspective as a seasoned professional provided valuable insights into the dynamics of the game and the strategies that players can employ to maximize their chances of success.
One of the most intriguing aspects of our conversation was Bob’s reflections on the underlying motivation and thrill of beating casinos at their own game. He spoke passionately about the satisfaction of outsmarting the casino and the tangible rewards that come with a successful session of video poker. His firsthand accounts of big wins and hard-earned victories brought a real sense of excitement to our discussion, highlighting the allure of professional video poker for those who are willing to put in the work and master the game.
Overall, my interview with Bob Dancer offered a fascinating glimpse into the world of professional video poker, providing valuable insights for both seasoned players and newcomers to the game. His expertise and enthusiasm for video poker were truly inspiring, and I left our conversation with a newfound appreciation for the skill and strategy that underpin this beloved casino game.