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Video Poker

Poker has become one of the most famous casino games that you will ever hear about. There is no other game that has as many guides and strategies to choose from. There also many TV shows based on the game. There are also multimillion dollar tournaments that go on each year. We even have a World Series of Poker that has been played since the 1970’s.

One of the reasons poker became so popular is because of the interaction with other players. On that idea we know the same reason video poker has become so popular throughout the years. Many times people just want to play the cards and not deal with other players and a dealer.

Video poker is one of the more popular games at casinos and online casinos alike. With ever improving technology we are seeing better and better machines just like the transformation slot machines have been making. There still is a debate amongst players deciding if there is strategy involved like poker or if you are stuck on pure luck like in slots. No matter your opinion someone will have an equally passionate opinion on the other side.

When you start looking over various video poker machines you will be astonished about how many different versions you will be able to find. The most popular and the longest standing have been Jacks or Better and Deuces Wild. No matter what the version of video poker you are playing the game is based on simple rules. These rules are based on one of the oldest versions of poker 5 cards stud.

Depending on the game you are playing you will be trying to get a certain hand strength to achieve a payout. Each game will have different payouts according to hand strength. Often times you need at least a strong pair to win your bet back. This was made famous because of the original video poker machine Jacks or Better. With Jacks or Better you need at least a pair of jacks to be declared a winner.

There are numerous debates on the best strategy for video poker. One thing that I have noticed as worked for me is not to fall in love with any of the cards I get on my first hand. If I do not receive at least a pair of cards in my hand I might draw a complete new set. The only thing I will make sure to keep is a Queen or higher. This is because if you match it they you will at least win your bet back. If you do not receive any good cards on your initial draw do not be afraid to get a whole new set. Remember you won’t be able to fold. It is always best to try and see the most amount of cards in this situation. I have one numerous bets this ways.

Overall video poker is one of those games that is a stable at casinos throughout the world and online.