Video Poker Games
Video poker is often described as a combination of a slot game and poker. The game that you play on a video poker machine is based on 5 Card Draw poker. However the video poker machine works like a slot machine where you insert coins and you are dealt 5 random cards. There is only one betting round in video poker unlike poker that has several betting rounds. The objective of the game is to make the highest hand possible with the 5 cards dealt to you. Video poker is a really popular gambling game because it requires both skill and luck. Video poker games are available at all land based casinos and in all online casinos with there being multiple variants for you to play.
If you want to play video poker, I suggest you play it online. First of all you will be saving a lot of time and money when you play video poker games online. You have access to hundreds of video poker games right at the click of a button. Also many online casinos offer bonuses that give you free money to gamble with. So you have a lot of advantages if you play video poker online. If you are new to the game you can easily learn how to play video poker at an online casino. Online casinos offer free video poker games so you can learn the rules of the game by actually playing it, but without betting any real money. The free games are a great advantage for first time video poker players.
There are many variants of video poker some of the popular ones include Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild, Aces and Eights, Joker Poker, Bonus Poker and Sevens Wild. Each of these variants has quite similar rules, but there are a few differences in the pay tables and strategies. Some hands have higher pay outs in certain games. If you learn to play one of the video poker variants you can easily figure out the rest of them. But you must remember that the winning strategies vary from one variant to the next. Refer strategy charts and read more about the video poker variant you intend to play so that you can make the right moves.
Playing video poker is really simple. First pick the video poker machine you want to play. Remember to look at the pay tables and the find out what the payout percentage of the game is so that you know you are picking the best machine. Next you must place your bet on the game. Now click the ‘draw’ button and 5 random cards will be dealt to you. Now you must use your skill to decide which cards you want to keep and which ones you should get rid of. The cards you do not want can be replaced with new ones. You can even replace all 5 of your cards if you want to. Select the cards you want to keep and press the ‘hold’ button. Now press the ‘draw’ button again and the cards you did not select will be replaced with new ones. Now your final hand is created, the machine assesses the strength of your hand and you are paid out accordingly.