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Game #4419
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Stanford Wong Video Poker    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Strategy   Card

Rating: 8 (4 votes)

Stanford Wong Video Poker box cover

Stanford Wong Video Poker screenshot
Stanford Wong Video Poker is an excellent poker game from Villa Crespo, master of card/casino games. Similar to Amarillo Slim, the game is capable of finding best play for any hand and payoff schedule of your choice, including joker and/or deuces wild. It does the calculations on the fly, and the in-game tutor is impressive. The calculation algorithm was coded based on real-life probability theories and statistics, with input from poker pro Stanford Wong.

Stanford Wong Video Poker is both a game and a tool for analyzing video poker. You have the option of standard playing cards or IGT casino video-poker cards, with or without animation. You can ask the program to tell you the best play in every hand, alert you whenever you've misplayed one, or just stay on stand-by. You can also use the game to run simulations to estimate payback. One-person and two-person tournaments are supported, with the latter requiring both players to take turns on the same computer. The graphics are on the primitive side but adequate, and the interface is easy to learn and use – this was one of the first casino programs to feature mouse support, a comprehensive on-line help, and the tutor feature.

If you enjoy computerized poker, Stanford Wong Video Poker is a landmark in the niche genre that deserves to be in your library. It has been superceded by Villa Crespo's later games, most notably Amarillo Slim Dealer's Choice, but it still remains a lot of fun and playable even today. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Roger Pedersen
Developer: Villa Crespo
Publisher: Villa Crespo
Year: 1990
Software Copyright: Roger Pedersen
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Amarillo Slim Dealer's Choice, Beat The House, Dr. Wong's Jacks+ Video Poker

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