Online Video Poker
Video poker is an exciting and fast-moving version of online poker based on the classic game of 5-card draw. All Jackpots has many varieties of online video poker, each with its own interesting quirks and special features, but they all follow the same basic format and they are all great fun to play.
What Is Video Poker?
Video poker is a game Five-Card Draw Poker played on a computer screen. The object of the game is to get the best possible poker hand and to win a payout according to the Pay Table. Video poker is not played against the dealer or against other poker players; it is a solitaire game played solely against the computer and the Pay Table.
How to Play Video Poker
You start a game of online video poker by placing your bet. This actually involves two decisions: selecting your coin size and selecting how many coins to wager. Then you click the Deal button and receive your initial 5-card poker hand.
Now you examine your five cards and click on the ones you want to hold. Then click the Draw button. The cards that you held will remain in your hand; the rest will be taken away and replaced by new cards from the deck to create your final video poker hand.
Winning at Video Poker
Winning at video poker is determined by comparing your final hand with the posted Pay Table. In Jacks or Better, for example, a pair of Jacks or better pays back your bet. The better poker hands — two pairs, three of a kind, straight, flush, full house, four of a kind, straight flush — award progressively higher payouts. A Royal Flush, the best hand in any poker game, pays out 4,000 coins on a 5-coin bet for an 800-to-1 jackpot.
Online Video Poker Varieties
All Jackpots Casino offers more than 50 varieties of online video poker. There are standard video poker games like the classic Jacks Or Better. There are video poker games with wild cards, games with bonus payouts, and games with big progressive jackpots. There are Level Up video poker games that move you up a level for higher payouts after every winning hand and Power Poker games that allow you to play four, ten, fifty, or a hundred games of video poker at once. All Jackpots is truly a video poker player’s paradise.
And which is the best online video poker game? There is really no answer to this question. Every online video poker game has some advantages and some disadvantages. Game A might have a higher payout than Game B for three of a kind, but Game B pays more than Game A for a flush. Game X might have wild cards to make it easier to obtain a winning hand, but it pays less than other games for a pair of kings. The best approach is to try all the video poker games and see which has the features that are most appealing to you personally.
Video Poker Strategies
Video poker is a game of luck and strategy. The deal of the cards is a matter of luck, but what you do with the cards — deciding which cards to hold and which to discard — is a matter of video poker strategy. This mix of luck and strategy is one of the factors that makes video poker such an appealing online casino game for people who like to use their brains and think as they play.
Playing Video Poker Online
Believe it or not, video poker in the online casino is exactly the same game as video poker in a land-based casino. It is not like online craps, in which clicking the Roll button is merely a simulation of actually tossing a real pair of dice. Land-based video poker, just like online video poker, is played with a Random Number Generator displaying virtual cards on a computerized terminal. The main difference is that when you play video poker online you can play whenever you want to, from the comfort of home, without the hassles and expenses of traveling to a casino. And that is an important difference whenever you play casino games online.
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