Video poker is for many the preferred choice when choosing Casino Games. The game has both elements of skill and luck while mixing poker rules with the slot machine’s speed and luck. In addition, video poker usually has a very high payback percentage, and there are actually games with a payback of over 100%! Although video poker has the payout table similar to the regular poker hands and a swap of cards can be made, the game is more like a slot machine than a poker game. This is because the most essential elements of poker games, such as psychology and the ability to raise / check or fold, are missing in this game.
Rules of the game
The basic rules of video poker are the same regardless of the version of the game being played. The player begins by first choosing how many coins to bet and how much each coin should be worth (bet). After the player has chosen this, the first five cards are dealt. Of these, an optional number of cards can be exchanged, and this is completely free. The cards that are then visible will be the player’s poker hand, and that pay out according to the game’s payout table.
Payment of winnings
The payout is always made according to a table, where the player wins more the better poker hand you have. Most machines have Royal Flush as the hand that gives the highest payout, but there are exceptions. An example is in the game All Aces which has a higher payout of four aces than Royal Flush as long as the game is played at credit level 1-4. The minimum poker hand required to win varies between the different games, but there is usually a hand between a pair of tens or higher and sixty.
Usually the payout will be in proportion to the coin value with which the game is played, except if you win the Royal Flush. Most variants of video poker (including Jacks or Better) have an extra high profit on Royal Flush if the game is played with a bet level of 5. This gives a slightly higher payout percentage, making it profitable to play at that level. There are also games where the payout percentage increases for each bet level, which also makes bets with bet level 5 the best option.
Most video poker games offer the opportunity to double their profits. This can be done in different ways, but a common variation is that 5 cards are shown to the player. One of these is open and the player then selects one of the hidden cards. If the hidden card is higher than the originally visible card, the profit is doubled.