Video Poker

Game Rules

Poker at an Online Casino is what you get if you cross Stud Poker with a slot machine and throw in a few wild cards. It's fast, almost like playing Stud, and you've got a huge range of options. To start, you select either single play where one hand is dealt at a time or the more challenging, quadruple play where four hands are dealt at once. The Video Poker games consist of the following: Jacks or Better, Tens or Better, Joker Poker, Deuces Wild and Aces & Faces.  

Each of these games has a multi hand (a total of 4 hands) alternative where you have better chances to get a good hand. First choose your bet, these bet will be same amount for each hand. For example, if you choose $1 coin you will risk a total of $4, one dollar for each hand. When the cards are dealt, you will play the first hand choosing which cards to keep. These cards will remain in all the hands and new cards will be dealt to replace those you discard.  Some machines have an additional bet when you won.

You can risk your winnings (or half) to double the amount you won. If you decide to go into this bet, you will have to beat the Casino in a highest card game. As with most forms of Poker, the objective of the game is to get the best hand possible. The payoffs are marked right on the face of the Video Poker machine so it's a fast lesson in what the hand ranks are. All Video Poker variations rank hands the same, though some variations may add an extra rank or two.  

The first thing to note is that the game graphic interface shows you the payoff for each betting level. Invariably playing Max Bet pays off better, overall, than any of the lower multiples.  Each game has its own personality and rewards a particular kind of play. Also, the machines let you play anything from ¢0.25 through $5 "coins", with the payoffs improving at the high end of the scale. So if you know Poker hands and take the time to learn your game, Video Poker is fast, fun and rewarding. Players should keep in mind that each game has its own strategy: 

Placing a Bet

As with a slot machine, betting is pretty straight forward in Video Poker. On any given machine you can choose, from ¢0.25 up to $5 with either the "BET ONCE" or "BET MAX" buttons. First need to select the denomination you wish to play from the four choices; 25 cents, 50 cents, 1 dollar and 5 dollars. The buttons are located just above the reel windows on the slot machine. Next you can choose the amount of coins you wish to play by hitting the “BET ONCE” button up to maximum allowed  (i.e. if the coin you are playing with is 1 dollar then by playing three coins you will be wagering 3 dollars). The odds table will highlight the odds column that apply to the amount of coins you are going to play. 

Playing the Game

After selecting the amount to bet, press “DEAL” to start the game (or you can hit “MAX BET” and start the game with a 5 coins wager). Five cards will be deal and you have to do 2 actions:  1.     Hold cards: you must hold or discard as many cards as you want. To do it, you can press the “HOLD” button below the card you want to hold or just press the card itself. To deselect a held card you do the same process as before, press “HOLD” button or the card.2.     Deal final hand: press “DEAL” to discard the card you don’t want to hold and replace them with new ones.You will receive the amount of coins indicated by the highest hand you can form with the cards in your final hand. Some Video Poker machines will give the opportunity of double your winnings. After showing the amount you won, a dialog box will appear showing you 3 options you can choose: 

  1.  Double: risk the total winning for a double or noting bet.
  2.  Half: risk half of the total winning for a double or noting bet.
  3. Collect: don’t wager your winning.

If you choose this additional bet, new cards will be dealt, all face down except the first representing the house card.  You have to beat the house card choosing a card with higher value (of the face down cards).  If you win, the double of the amount you bet will be granted to you.  The double down option will appear at maximum 3 times if you win.

Exit the Game

Click EXIT to leave the game and return to the Casino Lobby.   You cannot leave a game until it’s finished.