As a huge fan of playing online slots and poker it was only natural that when I discovered video poker it would be a game I would very likely enjoy, and that very much proved to be the case. My initial aim with the website is to provide information on as many different types of video poker games as possible and over time I will keep updating all the video poker game pages with more info, screenshots and photos, strategy, and playing tips! Some of them are quite rare and researching them can take time.
Playing Video Poker
I first started out playing the most commonly found online video poker games found at a casino, Jacks or Better and Deuces Wild. These are the most well-known video poker games in both land-based casinos and online casinos. A lot of other casino video poker games are variations of these 2 most popular types. So if you learn how to play these types of video poker you are well set for many of the other variations.
As an online slot player, I like variation and the hundreds of different types of slot games available to choose from to play. After playing the standard video poker games for a while I then started trying all the other variations available at each of the online casinos I played at. Such games were Aces and Faces, Deuces and Joker Wild, Joker Poker and All American.
Some games are very similar, basically the same gameplay but with different payout amounts for the usual hands. Some variations also have extra hands offering their own added payouts.
One of the reasons I was such a big fan of poker is the strategy of the play. I loved learning how to play all the hands and scenarios I would find myself in. Of course in that type of poker game, strategy is extremely important, as generally, the better players are the ones that win.
Video poker is similar in that you need to be aware of the strategy for playing when making your choices of which cards to hold and draw again etc. However, the casino has the edge, so there isn’t a video poker game you can actually beat using a specific strategy, not online anyway. There are in fact players of land-based casinos who have worked out strategies for playing and beating some video poker games. In general, whether the games can be beat or not they provide great entertainment and of course many of them offer large jackpots if you get for example a Royal Flush. Of course, the prospect of winning a jackpot is always exciting as would be getting a Royal Flush!
The strategy for any of the video poker games is of course still very important as it means you’ll be keeping the casino’s edge to a minimum. Therefore your money will last longer.
Online Video Poker
I played all the video poker games available online at the different online casino software types that I use, those being Microgaming, Vegas Technology (Or OddsOn as some people refer to it), Playtech, Cryptologic, and Real Time Gaming. There are others that as far as I know offer fewer variations, that as of yet I haven’t tried. Some of the software types have unique progressive video poker games, for example, SupaJax is by Microgaming and only available on Microgaming-powered online casinos.
One good aspect of playing online video poker is the multi-hand versions enabling the player to play multiple hands at the same time. In some instances up to 100 hands at a time. I personally would usually play 1 hand or 4, 5, or sometimes 10 hands at a time.
Finding Video Poker Games
I then decided to research to find out if there were other types of video poker games that aren’t currently available online. Fortunately, and with some help from some friends, I managed to find a wide range of poker games. Many are very rare and any information on them was difficult to find, especially as regards tips and strategy. In time I hope to get a lot more pictures and info on many of these games to illustrate them. Some of them may even be available online one day as video poker seemingly becomes ever more popular.
If you have any information you can provide on a certain type of video poker game or can give permission for the use of any photos or pictures please do contact us as we would be pleased to consider adding them to the site.
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I play video poker pretty much every week. Sometimes I’ll have a go at other casinos and poker games, but before long I’m back to some form of video poker.
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