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                   Here are our special direct purchase prices

Optimum Video Poker (latest version 5.1, released January, 2020)

Delivered by first class US mail on universal format CD ROM or USB thumb drive, or shared for

download from Google drive. In any case, both the latest Windows and Macintosh versions are included.

Suggested retail price is $59.95 for CD ROM or $64.95 for reusable USB thumb drive plus $3.99 S&H,

but your cost is...

  • First time purchase of Optimum Video Poker:
  •        on USB thumb drive: $58.95 postpaid
  •        on CD ROM: $54.95 postpaid
  •        download from google drive: $49.95
  • Upgrade from 1.0 - 2.6 to 5.1:
  •        on USB thumb drive: $45.95 ppd. *
  •        on CD ROM: $41.95 ppd *
  •        download from google drive: $36.95 *
  • Upgrade from 3.0 - 3.4 to 5.1:
  •        on USB thumb drive: $39.95 ppd. *
  •        on CD ROM: $35.95 ppd *
  •        download from google drive: $31.95 *
  • Upgrade from 4.0 to 5.1:
  •        on USB thumb drive: $29.95 ppd. *
  •        on CD ROM: $25.95 ppd *
  •        download from google drive: $21.95 *
  • Update from 5.0 to 5.1:
  •        on USB thumb drive: $9.95 ppd. *
  •        on CD ROM: $6.95 ppd *
  •        download from google drive: Free *

* UPGRADES: To qualify for any of these upgrade prices, your purchase of the specified earlier version must be registered, so if you have not already done so, send an email to with the version you have (it's in the main window title bar), your computer OS version, the company you bought it from, and the date of purchase (approximate is OK). Of course if you're ordering the CD ROM or the USB thumb drive then be sure to include your USPS mailing address.

To get the free update from 5.0 to 5.1, send an email to using a gmail address or an email address that's linked to a google account, and request the update. You will be notified by reply how to get the free download. Your purchase of version 5.0 must be registered to be eligible to get this update.

IMPORTANT: To download from google drive you must have a google account, and you must provide your gmail address or an email address that is linked to your google account. If you do not have a google account, you may either create an account or order OpVP on CD or thumb drive.

NOTICE: There are no refunds on software. This program is warranted to run on the Windows and Macintosh systems listed on the Software page. It may run on some older systems, but there are no guarantees about that. It should also run on newer versions of those systems as they come out, but again that can not be guaranteed because OS updates are not always backward compatible.

Video Poker - Optimum Play

The strategies and tactics of advantage video poker play
Consider these important questions:
WHAT: Deciding what game or games to learn and practice.
WHERE: Which casinos have those games and offer good side benefits.
WHEN: In some cases the time of day can be important.
HOW: Learning to hold the cards for the best expected value.

Only the “how” is strategy. Those three W’s are all tactics, an important subject ignored in many gaming publications but discussed extensively in this book. These discussions will prepare you to make the best use of the variety of tools in Optimum Video Poker to maximize your advantage and minimize potential losses.

This book also includes Dan’s Precision Play rules for several of the most popular games. These simplified rules are a great starting point for a beginning player.

Published at $19.95 plus $5.00 S&H, but we now have this latest edition in stock and offering it at only $14.95 with free shipping in the US.

Special offer: Get this book for only $9.95 ppd (US only) when ordered at the same time as any other items from this page totaling $35.00 or more.

Video Poker Cue Cards
Be sure to list cards wanted. Pricing as follows:
Any one cue card, $5.00 ppd.
     Any additional cards, add $4.00 per card
Any 5 cards (mix or match), $18.00 ppd.
     More than 5 cards, add $3.25 per card
Any 10 cards (mix or match), $30.00 ppd.
     More than 10 cards, add $2.75 per card

Be aware that many of these games are not available outside Nevada, a couple are available only in Las Vegas, and a few may no longer be available anywhere. Of course we like to sell our products, but there's no point in buying cards that are useless to you, so please check out the game descriptions and availability where you play before ordering.

Video Poker Anomalies and Anecdotes
This little booklet is not about winning strategies or tactics. It is just an amusing compilation of stories and supposed anomalies in some video poker machines that were reported by readers of Video Poker Times when it was being published in the 1990's and early 2000's. Cover price is $5.95 plus $3.99 S&H, but it is now close-out priced at only $5.95 postpaid (US only). Special: Only $3.00 ppd if ordered at the same time as any other book.

The Secret World of Video Poker Progressives

(292-page 8.5x11 book by Frank Kneeland, edited by Dan Paymar and Wayne Eister)
This informative and entertaining book is a rare look into the big slot teams of the '80s and '90s, written by the manager of the biggest ever Las Vegas video poker slot team. Learn what they did, how they did it, and how you can do it on a smaller scale today. Published at $29.42 + $6.00 S&H, but we're closing this out at only $19.95 ppd (US only). Only a few left in stock.

Placing an order to get the special prices shown above:
Go to PayPal and send the money to In the comment field, list the items you want, with item prices from above, and the total. Be sure to include a complete mailing address.

If you are not already a PayPal member, go to and set up your account first. It may take a few days to transfer money from your bank or credit card to a new PayPal account. Please be sure the funds are available before ordering. You may also be able to pay through PayPal with a credit card without depositing money there.

Personal checks and money orders are also accepted, but we are snowbirds, so write to for my current mailing address.

Important: The above prices already include all applicable discounts. To get these special prices and free shipping, you must order directly using one of the methods described above.

Most orders are shipped within one business day after receipt of payment, but we sometimes go on vacation for up to a week. Don't worry, we will ship your order as soon as possible.

Please add US$10.00 for any shipment to Canada  (we ship only to U.S. and Canada addresses, but the download of Optimum Video Poker is available anywhere at the prices shown above).

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