How To Play Video Games Poker ?

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Video Poker is a game that appeared in the 1970s, halfway between poker and slot machines. It is the game that has allowed casino players to make their slot machine sexier and to attract a wider audience. And the popular craze is no coincidence, video poker is the casino game that offers the best chance of winning! Some consider for this reason that video poker is the slot machine of those who think.

Video Poker is not really similar to open poker in the sense that you are faced with a machine. So there is no notion of bluff and you can take the time you want to play.

{Tip} At video poker your chances of winning depend exclusively on your decisions.

How to play a video poker game:

  • You bet
  • The machine then provides five cards
  • You decide which cards to throw / keep
  • If you threw some cards, new ones appear.
  • Depending on the value of the combination of cards, you win or lose.

It is important to bet each time the “max bet”. This allows you to “qualify” to hit the royal flush jackpot. To do this, choose the lower limits (10 or 20 centimes) rather than the 1 euro machines. For information, it takes an average of 80 hours to hit a royal flush (you have one chance in 40,000). That does not mean you have to wait 80 hours, you can touch two in 30 minutes, it’s just an average.

What are the standard combinations of video poker?

The combinations in video poker are the same as the traditional poker game:

  • High card 
  • Pair  : two identical cards
  • Two pairs
  • Three of a kind  : three matching cards
  • Suite  : five cards in a row
  • Color  : five cards of the same family
  • Full  : one set and one pair
  • Square  : four identical cards
  • Straight Flush  : Five cards of the same family that follow each other.
  • Royal Flush  : 10-VDR-As of the same family.

The combinations may vary depending on the type of machine.

What type of video poker machine to play?

In video poker, there are many variants and all do not offer the same chances of winnings. In general, to compare the attractiveness of two machines, one compares the gains for a “full” and a “suite”. You will prefer the video poker that pay the best both combinations (full and suite).

For the beginners, the variant of the jacks or better is the most profitable. It bears this name because it is necessary to obtain a pair of valet (minimum) to be paid.

1 token

(minimum bet)

5 tokens

(maximum bet)

Royal Flush 250 4,000
Quinte Flush 50 250
Square 25 125
Full house 9 45
Color 6 30
After 4 20
Kind 3 15
Two pairs 2 10
Pair of valets or better 1 5

If you use a good strategy the jacks or better version offers a return rate of 99.5%. The advantage of the casino is thus reduced to its minimum!

For experienced players, the “deuces wild” variant can offer a redistribution rate higher than 100%. Winning strategies are much more complex but they are highly rewarded.

At Deuces Wild, both have the value of wild cards and can replace any card.

1 token

(minimum bet)

5 tokens

(maximum bet)

Royal Flush 250 4,000
Square of Two 200 1,000
Royal Flush with Two 25 125
Five identical cards 15 75
Quinte Flush 9 45
Square 4 20
Full house 4 20
Color 3 15
After 2 10
Kind 1 5

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