Video poker is a version of poker where you need less skills and knowledge than in the table version, but more than you need when you play slot games. It’s both challenging and quite relaxing at the same time.
In online casinos there are more than 100 different variations of poker, with different rules and strategies, for example Caribbean Poker, Texas Hold’em, Tricard Poker or Pai Gow Poker.
Video poker is played between the machine and an individual player, there are no multiple players. Just like in the table game, 5 cards are provided – one hand out of 2,598,960 possibilities picked by a random number. You can keep or swap the cards.
In video poker you need to focus on knowing the cards, while in table poker the betting strategy is the most important.
The popularity of video poker is growing because of how simple it is and because of the payout percentage – sometimes full 100%. Returns are clear too. On every machine there’s a payout table, important to read especially for beginners. Different machines have different payouts.
The differences between versions need to be considered before choosing the game you want to play, because they do affect your wins and losses. You don’t have to know everything about all games, but it’s good to focus on one and learn as much as you can about it.