The first step is to select the game category. For example, classic 5-card draw poker, Five Aces Poker, or Quick Quads.
After choosing the category, you must select the game itself. This means Jacks or Better, Bonus Poker, Deuces Wild, etc.
After you have selected the category and the game, you must enter or modify the paytable. Each game starts with a default paytable, which you can modify by double-clicking a prize and replacing it with the desired prize.
After you have chosen the category and game, and entered the paytable, click Continue to analyze the game. Note that it may take several minutes to fully analyze a game.
After the analysis is complete, the results will show the following items: (1) the analysis of the game when perfect strategy is used; (2) the analysis of the game when the basic strategy is used; (3) the basic strategy; and (4) the exceptions to the basic strategy. Once the analysis is done and displayed, you may start over and choose a different game, or go back and adjust the paytable.
Acknowledgement: The Wizard would like to thank webmaster J.B. for his outstanding work creating the Video Poker Strategy Maker.