Las Vegas Video Poker
With the invention of the computer chip the game of video poker was invented in 1970. Las Vegas video poker has since then developed into one of the best online casino games around. The term ‘video poker’ actually refers to the traditional poker game, but being played on a screen. You don’t play against other players though; it’s just you against the casino. There are many variations of online video poker games but they are all based on the game of five-card draw poker.
If you are bored playing poker with your mates or other players, then you should try online video poker. Online casino video poker allows you to compete against the machine aka the online casino. If you want to win money at home, then you should learn the simple video poker rules and strategies and you will be surprised with the outcome. Are you ready?
How to Play Las Vegas Video Poker
Believed to be a contemporary invention and a fusion between the traditional poker game and the modern day slot machine game, video poker cannot get any easier to play. The reason is that the game is played against the machine and not the boring individuals who always win your money. This is your chance to win.
To begin the game of video poker, you need to place a bet and then click on the ‘Deal or Draw’ button available at the bottom of the game. After this, you are dealt 5 cards and you are allowed to either the ‘hold’ or ‘discard’ them. Once you have selected the cards to discard (just click on them), you then have to press the Deal button again and you are given new cards to replace the cards discarded. The main aim is to win on the strongest hand as the payouts depend on your value of cards.
The ‘double’ your bets option that you view at the bottom of the screen lets you double your bet on your present hand, and gives you a bigger chance to increase your winnings. These are the hands that allow you to win big at Las Vegas video poker.
Royal flush: a hand that consists of an Ace, king, queen, jack, 10 all cards of the same suit
Straight flush: any 5 consecutive cards of the same suit. Example, clubs of 2-3-4-5-6.
Four of a kind: a hand that has 4 cards of the same denomination but different suits.
Full house: 2 cards of the same denomination but different suit and another 2 cards of the same denomination but different suit.
Flush: any 5 cards of the same suit. Example, diamonds of ace, 10, 7, 4, 3.
Straight: 5 consecutive cards of different suits; for example, 3 of diamonds, 4 of hearts, 5 of diamonds, 6 of clubs, 7 of spades.
Three of a kind: 3 cards of the same rank but different suits. For example, 2 of hearts, 2 of clubs, 2 of diamonds.
Two pair: 2 cards of the same rank plus two other cards of another rank. For example, 3 of spades, 3 of hearts, 8 of clubs, 8 of diamonds.
Pair of jacks or better: a pair or two cards of jacks, queens, kings, or aces.
There are different variations of video poker: Aces & Faces, Deuces Wild, Joker Poker, Double Joker, Double Double Joker, Bonus video poker, Jacks or Better, and Tens or Better. They are all very similar, but have slight variations with regard to winning hands.
Now that you know how to win, seize the opportunity and make some cash!