How to Play

To play video poker first you must insert money in order to place a bet of one or more credits. Once you have selected your bet you can then proceed to draw cards by clicking on the deal button. If the player is not satisfied with his hand he has the choice to discard one or more cards in return for new cards from the deck. Bets can be anywhere from $0.25 to $5.00 per game.

the most common game of video poker is called Jacks or Better meaning the minimum hand you can have for payout is a pair of jacks or anything higher (royal flush-best hand).

Other variations include: Tens or Better (pair of tens are min payout)

Deuces Wild- meaning all two’s are wild cards but the player must get a three of a kind minimum to get a payout

Bonus Poker- is the same as Jacks or Better but offers a higher payout percentage for 4 of a kind.

Double Bonus-like Jacks or Better but has a higher bonus payout for 4 of a kind Aces

Double Double Bonus-again its a variation of Jacks or Better but offers a bonus payout for many different 4 of a kinds.

Strategies

A good strategy tool for video poker is the use of poker charts. Poker charts are very useful when you are unsure of what is the best hand to play. The chart below is for Jacks or Better, you would use this chart to decide your next move by comparing it with your hand.

Jacks or Better poker chart

Pat Royal
Pat Straight Flush
Pat Four of a Kind
4 Royal
Pat Full House
Pat Flush
Three of a Kind
Pat Straight
4 STFL, Open, 2345s-9TJQs
Two Pair
4 STFL, Inside
High Pair JJ-AA
3 Royal
4 Flush
TJQK
Low Pair 22-TT
9TJQ
89TJ
QJ9s
JT9s
4 ST, Open, 2345-789T
3 STFL, Open, 345s-89Ts
KQ9s, KJ9s, QJ8s
QT9s, JT8s, J98s
QJs
AKQJ
KQs, KJs
AKs, AQs, AJs
4 ST, Inside, 3 Hi Cards
3 STFL, 2 Gaps, 1 Hi
3 STFL, 1 Gap, 0 Hi, +234s
KQJ
QJ
JTs
KQ, KJ
QTs
AK, AQ, AJ
KTs
Jack
Queen
King
Ace
3 STFL, 2 Gaps, 0 Hi
Redraw