Online video poker is user-friendly and potentially very profitable. The game itself differs only slightly from land-based casino play in that when playing online video poker you do not insert coins into the machine. Instead you deposit money in your casino account, select a video poker game then place a wager with a few clicks of the button.
Basically, the general idea behind online video poker is a combination of 5 card draw (poker) and slots.
Once you click the ‘Deal’ button, you’re given a choice to keep or discard one or more of your five cards and then draw another card (or cards) from the deck. If your current hand contains a winning combination, you receive a payout. Like with online slots, payouts vary depending on your bet size.
Remember, each video poker machine has different features. For example, some machines deal with royal flush combinations and others have progressive jackpots that keep the game entertaining and enticing.
There are a couple of aspects to keep in mind when playing online video poker.
Firstly, you should choose games that have better winning percentages, like Jacks or Better, because you only need to get two of a kind to win. Another aspect to keep in mind is to choose games that have a higher payout, for example, games that include bonus rounds.
Also, try to learn about the different video poker games that are out there and once you have a good strategy stick to it, whichever video poker game you’re playing.
Lastly, base your decisions on the cards you are holding, because you can’t’ bluff a machine. In general, you should think before you discard your cards and base your decisions on the winning odds of a certain hand. If your cards are good enough to win with, don’t discard them. Moreover, if you have a winning pair, discard the rest of your cards because you might be able to get a three of a kind or even a full house.