Reasons to love video poker

Video poker is a complete game in itself, but it’s also the perfect alternative for online pokies fans looking for something different. For some, video poker can even function as stepping stone from slots to card-based play. Serious card players looking for a tension breaker that’s fast-paced but not mindless also often look to video poker.

One reason why it’s so stimulating to play video poker in an online casino is that you have to use your brains. Like any card-based gamed, video poker is based on guessing, or predicting, the probabilities of playing cards. In this case, the basic game is Five Card Draw. Possibly the simplest variant of poker, it’s a great beginner’s introduction to card-based casino games. Let’s take a closer look.

Reasons to love video poker

Video poker starts when the player places a bet and hits the Deal button. The game deals out 5 cards and the player can swap one or more of them - even all of them – for new cards. After the draw, the player wins if his hand contains one of the winning combinations in the pay table. The standard combinations are the same as in regular poker, including two pair, three of a kind, straight, flush, full house, four of a kind , straight flush and royal flush. Pay-outs vary depending on how rare the combinations are. Different video poker titles also have their own special combinations.

Best video poker variations

The original Jacks or Better is named after the lowest winning combination, or paid hand – a pair of Jacks, Queens, Kings, or Aces. A bonus game provides the chance to double your winnings whenever your hand contains Jacks or Better.

In Deuces Wild, all four Twos are Wild Cards. The lowest paid hand is Three of a Kind and Four Deuces is second best after a Royal Flush.

Aces and Faces pays out higher for four-of-a-kind hands containing Aces or face cards. Four Aces pay higher than a straight flush.

Other popular online casino variations are Tens or Better, Bonus Poker, Double Bonus Poker, Double Double Bonus Poker, and Joker Poker.

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