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Online Video Poker & Slots - Tips & Tricks

For: Windows Phone
Developers Corner submission by Developers Corner
Online Video Poker & Slots - Tips & Tricks

Video poker is a very famous game that has an interesting history to say the least. The game is discovered in the early 70’s in Vegas as an alternative to the slot games as people got bored with the slot game and wanted to try something new.

It wasn’t long before Las Vegas Casino bosses commissioned the creation of a new game. The game of Video Poker was created to satisfy the millions of gambling aficionados that wanted another type of slot game that was simple to play.

It’s not like the other slot machines, which need nothing but a push of a button to play. For playing online video poker game you just need to have basic knowledge of poker. The interaction between player and the game is what makes playing video poker so interesting and more fun for the players. Online casinos like Jackpotfortune.win offer both slots and video poker for both free and real play.

The Basics of online Video Poker

Video Poker, as its original name suggests, is a combination of poker and slot games. Like the various Slot Machines, the game is played on an electronic screen but instead of simple reels, rows and paylines, you’re confronted by a poker hand. You will need some knowledge of the various poker hands to play as you will need to choose which cards to keep and which cards to discard.

That being said, it’s not even close to being the hardest game to play so it’s just as enjoyable for beginners as it is for seasoned pro players. Like a game of poker, 5 cards are dealt; you can then decide which cards you want to keep and which cards you want to discard. Once the decisions have been made, you will be dealt cards to replace the ones you discarded. Payouts will be calculated according to the quality of hand you have left.

Types of Online Video Poker

Like traditional poker, there are a few different types of video poker that you can play. These include the likes of:

  • Aces and Eights Video Poker
  • Aces and Faces Video Poker
  • All American Video Poker
  • All Aces Video Poker
  • Bonus Poker Deluxe
  • Deuces and Joker Poker
  • Double Bonus Video Poker
  • Double Joker Poker
  • Jackpot Deuces Poker (Progressive Jackpot)
  • Jacks or Better Video Poker
  • Joker Poker
  • SupaJax Poker (Progressive Jackpot)
  • Tens or Better Video Poker

There are different rules for the various games and you will have to make sure you know what they are before you play as the rules and the hand values will directly affect your winnings. There are also a few versions of the online video poker that do come with progressive jackpots and depending on the size of the game or the casino involved, you could be looking at a million dollar jackpot. If you do have some knowledge of poker, it’s always best to choose the version of video poker that resembles the game you know the closest.

DISCLAIMER: This article has been submitted via the PG Business Network and does not represent the views of Pocket Gamer.

Published on 9 November
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