Guide to Video Poker

In the past decade video poker has become one of the more, if not the most popular game in casino gambling. Video poker is the same as playing draw poker. You’re dealt five cards; with the option of one draw.It’s the option of holding and drawing cards that gives the player a feeling of control, and this is what makes playing video poker so intriguing.

Playing Video Poker

The game itself is nothing more than a video monitor and computer chips. The computer chips are sophisticated; they perform what is called random number generations(RNG). This simulates, as close as possible, the actual results of a live poker game. In this case you are playing against the house. The game that started this whole craze was called “jacks or better.” You’ll be hard pressed to find this game anymore, but the above mentioned games (expect deuces wild) still have jacks or better as their lowest paying hand.

Paytables – The paytables tell you everything you want to know about winning hands. The ultimate hand is a royal flush. In the majority of games, the royal flush pays 4000 coins when the max bet is played. In jokers wild the royal pays 4700 coins when the max bet is played.

Holding and Drawing Cards

Once you put your money in and hit the start button, your next decision is – what to hold and what to fold. You’ll find many books that employ various strategies according the the type of game you play. Once you learn the basic hierarchy of hands e.g., pair, three of a kind, straight, you will then be able to integrate a strategy that improves your chances of winning. The best advice is to go online and practice for free. You won’t have to risk any money while you learn how to play – this is your best bet.