Video poker mixes all the fun of poker – skill, luck and the thrill of a bet – with the hustle and bustle of slots.
It is simple to learn and has the added attraction of the house edge being one of the lowest in the casino. In addition, the prizes, particularly for progressive poker, can reach sky high.
How to Decide Which Video Poker Machine to Use
Video poker machines all have their own denominations – some use lower value coins and other higher. The best payouts are only available on maximum bets.
You therefore need to decide how much you want to bet and then look for a machine that has this amount as the max bet. You do this as follows:
How to Choose Which Video Poker Game is Best
There are many variants of video poker; here are some of the most popular.
Jacks or Better is one of the oldest and best known video poker games. The name relates to the fact that you will get a payout for any hand that has a pair of jacks or higher.
Deuces Wild is an exciting wild card version of the game where the 2s in the pack can be used like a joker – as any number/face in any suit.
Tens or Better, as the name suggests, pays out on a pair of tens or higher.
Aces and Faces has high payouts for Four of a Kind made up of aces or face/royal cards.
Double Joker Poker uses both jokers in the pack instead of the standard 52 card pack. These act as wildcards.
Deuces and Joker Poker uses both the 2s and one joker as wild cards so you play with a 53 card deck.
It is recommended that you stick to just a few variants of the game and become expert in these rather than spreading yourself too thin. Strategy cards are available all over the net for the various games.