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The Best Gambling Computer Programs

I hope you’ve read “The Best Gambling Books” page, so you know how important it is to learn and improve your skills as a gambler. Reading books is the first step on the improvement ladder. The second step is practice. You can immediately go to a casino (real or online it doesn’t matter) and practice some things you’ve just read, but it’s not the best way in my opinion. Without practice you’ll make errors and it can cost you lots of money. Luckily there is an easy way to improve your knowledge and practice simultaneously, this way is to use gambling software.

Most of the gambling programs have tutorials that can be used instead of books to get necessary information about the games. But the main purpose of gambling software is practice. Players can play the game he/she wants to master and get useful tips from software about the best way to play, your chances, etc. Gambling software is usually a little bit more expensive than books, but again, if you gamble a lot it pays to buy software and practice (you can also just download free software at any casino and play there “For Fun”, but nobody will correct your errors and give you useful information).

Below you can see many different computer programs, some are Amazon bestsellers, others were recommended to me by gambling professionals.

The Best General Casino Games Training Programs

The Best Video Poker Software

WinPoker (aka Bob Dencer presents WinPoker) – software from Video Poker expert and writer Bob Dancer. It offers to train you and improve your skills with 23 Video Poker variations, all available in 3, 4, 5 and 10 lines versions! You can easily learn basic strategy for any game. Free demo version available, $30.

Frugal Video Poker – is actively promoted by Jean Scott, author of “Frugal Gambling” books. This software not just teaches you a basic strategy for great variety of Video Poker games but allows you to analyze your play deeply. Demo is not available, but you can download the HELP file, $40.

Video Poker Coach – this comparatively new but nice-looking and advanced program allows you to improve your skills with thorough play analysis. Free demo version available, $30. Also available Video Poker Calculator, that allows advanced players to find odds for any cards combination in any Video Poker game. You can download (2.3 Mb) shareware version of the program at Video Poker Hunt site.

The Best Blackjack Software

Casino Verite Blackjack – probably the most comprehensive Blackjack software. It allows users to choose any possible set of rules and find out house advantage and basic strategy. Program includes long list of card counting strategies and allows user to practice them. Free demo version available, $90. Reduced functionality versions for a lesser price are available, also available Blackjack simulator and Pai Gow Poker program.

Statistical Blackjack Analyzer – allows you to run a simulation with billions of hands for any set of rules. As a result you’ll get comprehensive statistics with basic strategy and indexes for all popular card counting techniques. Extremely useful tool for players, which play at many casinos with different rules.

Blackjack 2021 – made especially for online gamblers. You run it while playing Blackjack online and it tells you how to play your hands. You do not need to count cards, remember basic strategy and indexes, Blackjack 2021 will do it for you.

The Best Poker Software

Wilson Turbo Software – includes several programs, one for each popular poker version (Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Stud). These programs allow you to play against computer opponents and provide extensive help on how to play. You can check your playing stats and compare your performance with Mike Wilson’s. Free demo version available, $90 for each poker version.

Poker Tracker - the best statistical tool around. It can read hand history of the most popular rooms and gives very broad set of data about you and your opponents. There are several programs that use Poker Tracker database to further improve your skilles.

720 Hold’em – convenient statistic tool to analyze your hands in Texas Hold’em. You can find your opportunity to win certain hand at any step of a play and it really helps to make right betting decision. Free demo version available, $25.

The Best Other Games Software

Ultimate Craps – program allows you to practice Craps. You can find the most profitable bets with Craps. Free demo version available, $15.

Roulette Xtreme – allows players to test their roulette systems. Program will run a simulation up to several millions of spins and give you results. Free trial version available, $25.