Online Video Poker Information
One of the main advantages to playing video poker online is that it is available 24/7 and you should be able to play in either real cash mode or in the free play mode whenever you choose to play. Also, there are far more variations of this popular card game online than at most of today’s land based gaming venues.
Some of the most common varieties that you can expect to find online, developed by software companies such as Playtech and Microgaming include All American, Jacks or Better, 10’s or Better, Bonus Poker, Aces and Faces, Deuces Wild and Joker Poker, plus there are numerous other exciting variations. Players can also choose between playing single hand games and multihand games.
Most online casinos today allow you to play Video Poker instantly in your web browser, but there are just as many downloadable versions available. This is a popular Vegas-style casino game that is based on five card draw poker. The better your poker hand is, the more cash you will win and this is a game that is not played against any other players.
You will generally be dealt five face-up cards and based on how good you think this initial hand is, you will then get to hold certain cards in place and discard the others. The ones that you decided not to hold will then be re-dealt and this action will either produce a better hand or not. You will then be paid on the strength of that hand, so if you are playing for example Jacks or Better and you receive J, J, 3, 9, A, (on the final hand) you will win the lowest prize for receiving a pair of Jacks (J,J).
Other wins and examples include (in ascending order of value) two pair (Q,Q + K,K), three of a kind (7,7,7), a straight (7, 8, 9, 10, J of any suit), a flush (five cards of the same suit), a full house (5, 5, 5, 9, 9), four of a kind (2,2,2,2,6) a straight flush (7, 8, 9, 10, J but of the same suit) and the jackpot prize is generally a royal flush (10, J, Q, K, A of the same suit).