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Play free video poker

 

The following free-to-play video poker games are mobile friendly and compatible with most mobile devices. There is no need to download anything, just click on the logo of any of the Video Poker games below to play.

 

 

RTP is around 99% for all of the following video poker games. For the exact value check their respective pages.

No registration is required. The online video poker games automatically change size to fit your screen resolution. Compatible with most mobile devices, browsers and operating systems. Java and flash are required.

 

UPDATE 2020: I have remade the entire section. Most (as much as 80%) of the games were from before 2014 and had really bad, really ugly graphics and were not mobile compatible. I deleted all of them. The few new games I managed to find (not many decent online video poker games were released since 2014) have better graphics and should be mobile compatible. I opted for a smaller but better, more up to date, nicer looking selection (as much as possible, video poker really is a neglected area of online gambling sadly).

 

If you are new to video poker machines or you are only familiar with the basics, I have included a short tutorial and strategy section too:

 

If you have a request, a question or you would like a specific video poker game to be added please write in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

 

 

 

If you would like to try out video poker with real money you can do so at the following online casinos: 

Most of these online casinos have online poker as well.

 

RichPrize Casino

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USA and Canada players are accepted. However, US players can only deposit and withdraw money using cryptocurrencies! (this restriction only applies to US players, and only in this casino)
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  Returning players usually get 25% - 33% cashback, one of the highest regular cashbacks online. Even if you end up losing you will get about 30% of your money back (returning players only).

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: Bonus wagering x40 applied.
  • Free spins wagering x40 applied.
  Check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations, does not apply to bonuses for returning players which have different (significantly better) paythrough requirements.
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days to wager bonus.
  • Slots wagering allowed.
  • Slots wagering participation 100%.
  • Min bet 0.01 EUR - Max bet 3 EUR.
  • Betting Games wagering not allowed.
  • Providers allowed for wagering: Limited to enabled games only.
  • Player can cancel bonus at any time. Please note: Upon cancellation of the bonus the balance will be adjusted to the balance before bonus activation.
 

 

UPDATE 2021: This particular online casino was removed due to complaints from the players and visitors to the website. We apologize for the inconvenience.
We will replace it with another recommendation as soon as possible. In the meantime, check out the other online casinos above and below, or the recent casino bonuses, free games or casino reviews.
If you have any issue with the other gambling platforms featured on the website, then please drop a comment or try the live chat (bottom right). We will investigate all reports and take action if necessary.
 

 

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GTbets sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 150% up to $500 on your first deposit (then 100%, up to $250 bonus on your second deposit, then 5-50% depending on the amount on your third deposit and afterwards)
  • 10% weekly rebate, 15% cashback on horse racing betting
  • Free spins, weekly cashback for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 10-40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Earnings ($10) Sign Up Bonus Playthrough Reload Bonus (Varies by %) Playthrough
Sports 5 points for every $10 wagered 12x 6x-10x
(Baseball) 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Horses 7.5 points for every $10 wagered 8x 4x-6.7x
Slots 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Table 1 point for every $10 wagered 60x 30x-50x
Video Poker 1.5 points for every $10 wagered 40x 20x-33x
 
Wagering limitation:
  • Please be advised - the use of bonus funds to place wagers on the following games is not allowed: Baccarat (including Live), Craps, and European Roulette (including Live).
  • For bonuses, sports moneyline wagers with odds of -300 (1.33) or less, will not qualify for rollover point earnings. So for example, betting NBA - NY Knicks (-350) will not earn rollover points towards a bonus.
 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

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Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • or 100% up to $1,000 Welcome Bonus + $25 Risk Free Bet, when you bet on the Cowboys vs. Buccaneers NFL Week 1 season-opener, code: NFL100
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.
  • 10% weekly rebate for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.
You can read the review of BetOnline here.

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

This is a gif animated banner displaying the casino + poker platform + online sports book Betsson's various current 2021 promotions. Under the banner you can read about these bonuses, their terms and conditions, paythrough requirements, wagering limitations. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to Betsson's internet platform ,where you can register an account.
European casino & sportsbook & poker, all in one
North American players are not accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any online casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here. You can read the other online casino reviews here, and you can find all the current casino bonuses, promotions, offers, codes here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

Mr Bit

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Mr. Bit current 2021 bonus offers, welcome bonus and free spins available (details below)
USA players are not accepted. 100% Bonus Up To €500 & 50 Free Spins (10 per day) The bonus has to be claimed within thirty (30) days upon registration 18+ Play responsibly. rgf.org.mt, T&Cs apply. Avento MT LTD MGA/B2C/450/2017

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: Minimum deposit amount: €10 Maximum bonus amount: €500 Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus) In case of the free spins: Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx Bet per spin: €0,10 Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus) Limit on withdrawing from the free spins: x10 7 days for wagering
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.
  • Please note that the free spins will appear on the account, once the 150% bonus has been wagered. Your players will get 10 free spins per day over the course of 5 days (50 free spins in total).

 


All Aces Poker

The picture depicts the logo of All Aces video poker by Microgaming. The picture acts as a link and by clicking on it, it will take you to a webpage, where you can play this 2018 game online for free, without registration.
All Aces Video Poker

 

Special features: extra for aces, gamble feature, really good RTP, the best currently!
Jackpot: € 20 000 with €1 bet
RTP: 99.91%
Software: Microgaming
Release date: 2018

No wilds video poker, pays extra for combinations with aces, best RTP on the market right now. Good, simple graphics. Recommended!

Play All Aces Video Poker.


 

 

Jacks or Better Double Up

This the official logo of Jacks or Better video poker by Net Ent. The picture acts as a link and by clicking on i you can open a window, where you can play the game for free, without registration.
Jacks or Better Double Up

Special features: pays for 1 pair jacks or better, gamble feature, multihand – up to 25 hands, extra fast gameplay
Jackpot: € 5000 with €1 bet
RTP: 99.54%
Software: Netent
Release date: 2014

Multihand video poker, that pays for Jacks or Better, up to 25 simultaneous hands, extra fast gameplay.

Play Jacks or Better video Poker.


 

Deuces and Jokers

This is the official logo (used with permission) of the Deuces and Jokers 2014 digital video poker game released by Betsoft. You can play with this mobile compatible digital poker game by clicking on the picture, opens in a new window.
Play Deuces and Jokers video poker

Special features: gamble feature, four deuces, wilds
Jackpot: € 20 000 with €1 bet
RTP: 99,07%
Software: Betsoft
Release date: 2014

Deuces and jokers are wild, gamble feature, up to €20 000 with just €1, decent RTP. Classic, old school video poker machine look and feel. Works on older mobile devices too.

Play Deuces and Joker video Poker.

 

Jacks or Better by Pragmatic Play

This is the official logo of Jacks or Better by Pragmatic Play a 2016 video poker game. The logo consists of the words "Jacks or Better" and with a jack card in the background. The picture is a link. By clicking on the picture you will be taken to a new page, where you can play this free game online.
Jacks or Better by Pragmatic

Special features: pays for 1 pair jacks or better, extra payment for royal flush with 5 coins
Jackpot: € 4000
RTP: 99.54%
Software: Pragmatic Play
Release date: 2016

Simple, straightforward jacks or better video poker with good graphics, very easy to use and understand.

Play Jacks or Better video poker.

 

 

Also, check out the other free casino games as well, if you are looking for something else, 400+ free-to-play games online.

 

 

Video poker tutorial

 

Video poker is a pretty simple game. The machine/software gives you a set of five cards randomly and you get paid if any of the winning combinations are present. The winning combinations are always based on poker hands, so if you know poker you know video poker as well (if you don’t, read the video poker terms and combinations part). You can hold any or all of these cards for the next round to try and get a better combination, but only for one round (and at the cost of a new bet). It’s pretty simple if you are familiar with the combinations.

Depending on the exact type of video poker you are playing there can be wilds (substitution cards). This is usually a separate card, the joker, but sometimes (like in the Deuces and Jokers game above) another regular card(s) (deuces in that game) are wild too. Apart from this, the rest are standard poker cards. Pretty simple. The best way to learn to play video poker is to try it out for yourself, and you can do it with any of the games on this website. You can safely learn to play video poker here without risking any money (and if you are ready to play for real, just click on any of the banners).

 

If you need a more detailed videopoker video tutorial you can check this 20 minutes long tutorial, which not only tells you how to play, but the guy actually shows you how to do it, every little nitty-gritty, every setting, and what every button does. Really comprehensive, but really slow and needlessly long too sadly:

 

 

I recommend it, if you have the time, but really not necessary to start playing. The best way to learn is to just start playing right away.

Video poker terminology and winning combinations

 

The following is a list of the poker hands, winning combinations in video poker machines.

Video poker winning hands explained:

 

If you would like to try out video poker with real money you can do so at the following online casinos: 

Most of these online casinos have online poker as well.

 

RichPrize Casino

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RichPrize Casino bonus offers
USA and Canada players are accepted. However, US players can only deposit and withdraw money using cryptocurrencies! (this restriction only applies to US players, and only in this casino)
  • 100% match bonus, up to $400 + 25 free spins, no code needed
  OR:
  • Confirm email or phone, apply code: LADYDAY, make deposit from 21 to 400 EUR/USD and receive 88% + 88 free spins, limited time only, if it is no longer valid, please drop a comment and let me know
  OR:
  • Confirm email or phone, apply code: WEST100 make deposit pf at least 21 EUR/USD and receive 100 free spins, limited time only, if it is no longer valid, please drop a comment and let me know
  Returning players usually get 25% - 33% cashback, one of the highest regular cashbacks online. Even if you end up losing you will get about 30% of your money back (returning players only).

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: Bonus wagering x40 applied.
  • Free spins wagering x40 applied.
  Check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations, does not apply to bonuses for returning players which have different (significantly better) paythrough requirements.
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days to wager bonus.
  • Slots wagering allowed.
  • Slots wagering participation 100%.
  • Min bet 0.01 EUR - Max bet 3 EUR.
  • Betting Games wagering not allowed.
  • Providers allowed for wagering: Limited to enabled games only.
  • Player can cancel bonus at any time. Please note: Upon cancellation of the bonus the balance will be adjusted to the balance before bonus activation.
 

 

UPDATE 2021: This particular online casino was removed due to complaints from the players and visitors to the website. We apologize for the inconvenience.
We will replace it with another recommendation as soon as possible. In the meantime, check out the other online casinos above and below, or the recent casino bonuses, free games or casino reviews.
If you have any issue with the other gambling platforms featured on the website, then please drop a comment or try the live chat (bottom right). We will investigate all reports and take action if necessary.
 

 

GT Bets Casino and Sportsbook

GTbets bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently. The picture also acts as a link and by clicking o nit you will be taken to the gambling website.
GTbets sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 150% up to $500 on your first deposit (then 100%, up to $250 bonus on your second deposit, then 5-50% depending on the amount on your third deposit and afterwards)
  • 10% weekly rebate, 15% cashback on horse racing betting
  • Free spins, weekly cashback for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 10-40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Earnings ($10) Sign Up Bonus Playthrough Reload Bonus (Varies by %) Playthrough
Sports 5 points for every $10 wagered 12x 6x-10x
(Baseball) 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Horses 7.5 points for every $10 wagered 8x 4x-6.7x
Slots 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Table 1 point for every $10 wagered 60x 30x-50x
Video Poker 1.5 points for every $10 wagered 40x 20x-33x
 
Wagering limitation:
  • Please be advised - the use of bonus funds to place wagers on the following games is not allowed: Baccarat (including Live), Craps, and European Roulette (including Live).
  • For bonuses, sports moneyline wagers with odds of -300 (1.33) or less, will not qualify for rollover point earnings. So for example, betting NBA - NY Knicks (-350) will not earn rollover points towards a bonus.
 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

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Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • or 100% up to $1,000 Welcome Bonus + $25 Risk Free Bet, when you bet on the Cowboys vs. Buccaneers NFL Week 1 season-opener, code: NFL100
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.
  • 10% weekly rebate for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.
You can read the review of BetOnline here.

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

This is a gif animated banner displaying the casino + poker platform + online sports book Betsson's various current 2021 promotions. Under the banner you can read about these bonuses, their terms and conditions, paythrough requirements, wagering limitations. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to Betsson's internet platform ,where you can register an account.
European casino & sportsbook & poker, all in one
North American players are not accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any online casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here. You can read the other online casino reviews here, and you can find all the current casino bonuses, promotions, offers, codes here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

Mr Bit

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of Mr Bit casino. Under the banner you can read about these bonuses, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to website of Mr. Bit, where you can register an account and play for real money. Full disclaimer: By registering an account I (the website owner) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited.
Mr. Bit current 2021 bonus offers, welcome bonus and free spins available (details below)
USA players are not accepted. 100% Bonus Up To €500 & 50 Free Spins (10 per day) The bonus has to be claimed within thirty (30) days upon registration 18+ Play responsibly. rgf.org.mt, T&Cs apply. Avento MT LTD MGA/B2C/450/2017

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: Minimum deposit amount: €10 Maximum bonus amount: €500 Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus) In case of the free spins: Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx Bet per spin: €0,10 Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus) Limit on withdrawing from the free spins: x10 7 days for wagering
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.
  • Please note that the free spins will appear on the account, once the 150% bonus has been wagered. Your players will get 10 free spins per day over the course of 5 days (50 free spins in total).

 

Click on the expanding video poker terms collection below if you need a refresher on what the various poker terms used in this game mean.

 

Video poker terms - click to expand, expand to read

Aces and Eights – A type of video poker, where four of a kind of aces or eights pays more than usual.

Ace-High – If you don’t have a winning hand, but you have a single ace.

Aces Full – Full house with three aces + a pair.

Action – A synonym for betting, placing bets, inserting coin into the machine.

Boat – Another name for full house.

Credits – The amount of coins you have inserted into a video poker machine.

Coins – .The number of coins you have inserted into the machine.

Denomination – The value of one inserted coin.

Deuces Wild – A type of video poker, in which the deuces are wilds and there is joker too.  You can find this one on this page, called Deuces and Jokers.

Double Bonus Poker –  Video poker variant, with high payout for four of a kind with aces, twos, or threes. It features kickers, which can get you various bonuses (kickers are explained below)

Double Double Bonus Poker – Same as double bonus poker, but the payout for these special hands and the kickers is even higher, but the payout for the other, regular combinations is lower.

Draw – Drawing new cards.

Face card – Jacks, Queens, Kings

Four of a Kind – Four cards with the same value, different suits

Full House –  Three of a kind + a pair

Full Pay Machine – A theoretical video poker machine or software with a higher than 100% RTP.

Hand – Two things: the five cards you are dealt each round (regardless whether you won or not), and the winning combination if you managed to get any are both called hands (the latter is sometimes called a winning hand to distinguish it).

Hold – Players have the option of holding certain cards before drawing new cards. The cards you held this way remain in your hand the next round.

House Edge – The inverse of RTP (see below). Casino games have a house edge that gives the casino operator a percentage edge which will mean they will always win in the long run. The house edge is what measures this, the higher the worse it is for the player. House edge of video poker is usually around 1%

Inside Straight – When you only have four out of the five cards needed for a straight and the missing one is from the middle section of the combination.

Jacks or Better – Two things: a type of video poker, where jacks or better is a winning hand or pays extra, and also a pair of cards jacks or better.

Kickers – The remaining cards next o a winning hand that aren’t included in the winning combination of cards are known as kickers. In some types of video poker you can receive various bonuses, extra compensation based on the kickers.

Max Bet – The maximum amount you can bet per hand.

Min Bet – The minimum amount you must bet per hand.

Multi-Hand – It means that the video poker software you are using allows you to play multiple hands concurrently.

Odds – The % of you getting a particular winning combination.

Optimal Strategy – The mathematically  best possible strategy.

Outside Straight  – When you only have four out of the five cards needed for a straight and the missing card is the lowest or highest of the row.

Paint – Jacks, Queens, or Kings.

Pat Hand – When you have a hand that can’t be improved by drawing more cards.

Pay Table – A table that shows you how much you’ll win when you hit a winning hand.

Payback Percentage – The return that a machine gives back to players is known as the payback percentage. IT is similar to house edge and RTP. On this website we use RTP out of all the three.

Perfect Strategy – Mathematically perfect betting strategy.

Pokies – Australian slang for video poker machines and slot machines (can be used for both).

Progressive Video Poker – Video poker with progressive jackpot.

Quads – Slang for four of a kind.

Random Number Generators, RNG – Casino games operate by using random number generators to determine particular outcomes. Programs that are developed to ensure that the results of any draw are completely random.

RTP – Return to player. The inverse of house edge. Return to Player (RTP) Return to Player (RTP) is the term casinos use to describe the percentage of all the wagered money a video poker machine will pay back to players over time. It’s always under 100%. The higher, the better it is for the player. Video poker software usually have an around 99% value, which is considered very good.

Royal Flush – The highest paying hand in most types of video poker. A, K, Q, J, 10, same suit, one or more can be substituted with wilds if it doesn’t contain wilds it is called a ‘natural royal flush’.

Straight – Five cards of sequential rank, can be different suits.

Straight Flush – Five cards of sequential rank, same suit.

Strategy Card – Small cards that have video poker strategy information on them. They are banned in many casinos. Always ask first before using them.

Suited – If all cards in a winning hand hare from the same suit (suit is sometimes called colour).

Tens or Better – Video poker machine, where the lowest paid hand is a pair of tens.

Three of a Kind – Three cards with the same value, different suits.

Wild – A card that substitutes other cards.

Winning Hand – A winning combination that makes you money.

 

 

Video poker strategy

 

The exact, detailed strategy will always depend on the exact type of the video poker you are playing. But here is a simple, basic, general video poker strategy:

1., Never use the gamble feature (sometimes called doubling). It’s not good for the player, it’s only there to make greedy players lose money.
2., Always hold jokers, wild cards.
3., Never break up any of the following winning combinations: Straight, Flush, Four of a Kind, Full House, Three of a Kind or Royal Flush. You are much more likely to get nothing or worse, than getting something better.

 

These are only general recommendations. You can find the more detailed, precise strategy suited to that particular type on the respective pages of the games, under each video poker game, at the video poker strategy section.

 

 

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Video poker FAQ

 

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Click on any of the questions to see the answer (drop-down menu style FAQ). If your question is not answered here just drop it in the comments section below. Please do not ask questions already answered in the FAQ. Thank you.

[/section] [section title=”What is the difference between video poker and real poker?”]

Video poker is not a multiplayer game, unlike original poker. You have much more time to think about your hand, without the stress of making other people wait on you.

[/section] [section title=”Is there a guaranteed to win video poker strategy?”]

No. The RTP values you can find here are the highest (they assume you have perfect strategy), and none of them are over 100%, so no.

[/section] [section title=”Is slots better than video poker? Should I play slots instead of video poker?”]

Slots usually have RTP around 96%, video poker 99%, significantly better. We recommend playing video poker instead of slots, much better for a player, you have a higher chance to win big.

[/section] [section title=”How many coins should I bet?”]

The maximum amount, always. Many video poker software (e.g: Jacks or Better by Pragmatic – from the list of games at the top) feature a special, extra bonus if you play with max coins (in case of the game mentioned the royal flush pays extra).

[/section] [section title=”Can you count cards in video poker?”]

No, it works with infinite decks. Stick to video poker strategy charts instead.

[/section] [section title=”Is there a jackpot in video poker?”]

Yes, usually natural royal flush or 5 jokers, but some video poker have progressive jackpots as well.

[/section] [section title=”What does pokies mean?”]

Pokies (only plural) is an Australian slang term that can be used for both video poker machines and slots.

[/section] [section title=”Is there any advantage playing multi-hand video pokers?”]

No. the RTP remains the same.You only win or lose money faster.

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Last updated: 2020-12-29

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