Fortunately, you can also play video poker for free, and thus learn while playing. However, you are not recommended to start playing for real money until you have an overview of the rules.Video poker comes in a variety of variations, but the vast majority have the same basic rules. It’s about getting 5 cards dealt, deciding who you want to keep, and drawing new cards. Now you have your final hand. If the hand is good enough, you will get a payout. If not, try again next round.
You start each round by making a bet
You will be dealt 5 cards
You choose which of the cards you want to keep
The cards you choose to discard will be replaced by new cards
The hand you now have will be your final hand
If the hand qualifies for the prize, you will be paid out, otherwise you will have to try again the next round
In Casino Video Poker, the cards you get are random and are determined by an RNG. Still, there are choices you can make to influence the outcome and increase the likelihood of winning.For those of you who are new to video poker, you simply need to follow the instructions below:
Choose how much you want to bet, we recommend you play with the maximum number of coins, but you can still adjust the coin value so that the bet is not too high.
You will now be dealt your 5 cards.
Decide which cards you want to keep and which you want to fold. You do this by pressing the cards you want to keep. Then press ‘hold’.
Now the cards you did not mark will be replaced with new cards. You now have your final hand.
You can see in the payout table whether it qualifies for winnings or not.
The round is over and you have to decide on a new bet to play again.
What qualifies for a winning hand in video poker varies from slot machine to slot machine. In the Jacks or Better video poker machine, you must have at least a pair of jacks for your hand to win. Hands such as two pairs, three of a kind, house, straight and flush give gradually higher payouts based on how likely it is to get such a hand.
RTP is the opposite of the house advantage and stands for ‘return to player’. That is, how much it is expected that the house will pay back to the players. If we take the opposite of RTP, we get the house advantage. For example, if the RTP on a video poker machine is 99%, the house edge will be 1%.