How to Win at Video Poker


Video poker is a game of chance, the same as roulette or blackjack. There are thousands of online casinos where players can play video poker.

Some websites feature different types of video poker games that will suit every player’s interests. There are also many land-based casinos where one may find video poker machines.

However, not all video poker games are equal, nor do they offer an equal chance to win to each player who sits down at the machine and inserts money into it. This article describes how to beat these machines, i.e., how to win more often than lose while playing them for fun or for real money.

The game itself is fairly simple: you get five cards dealt out at the beginning of the game and you must decide what to do with each one. You can keep any card that you want and then discard all of the remaining cards. Or, if you prefer not to hold on to a particular card, you can discard it in favor of an additional drawing for another card.

A Winning Strategy:

Step 1: Choose a Casino/Machine
Step 2: Determine How Much Money You Want From The Machine (referring back to article)
Step 3: Determine How Often You Want To Play
Step 4: Start Playing and Keep a Record of What Hand You Get Each Time
Step 5: Continue Steps 3 and 4 until you get the best hand possible (referring back to article)
Step 6: Collect Your Winnings and Quit/Redeposit your money in order to play again for fun

Key Tips

The best possible hand is four-of-a-kind. A good way to get this is by getting two pairs or three-of-a-kind. Three pays twenty-five times the bet while there are many other payout possibilities for various hands. There are also Royal Flush, Straight Flush, Four-of-a-Kind, Full House, Flush, Straight, Three-of-a-kind, etc., but they do not pay as much as four-of-a-kind and you would probably never get them to begin with.

  • If you are playing for real money at a land-based casino, put $10 or $20 into the machine and make sure the casino offers a payback percentage at least in between eighty and ninety-five percent. This will increase your chances of winning. Also, ask if there is any bonus for hitting four-of-a-kind or Royal Flush (for example, maybe you get one hundred dollars extra). If so, play that particular video poker machine with the greatest frequency that you can.
  • If you are playing for money at an online casino like Joo Casino, play on a website where your chances of winning will be fairly high, and also make sure to find out what the maximum amount is for bets in order to avoid exhausting all your funds
  • Never play a machine that has a return of less than ninety percent.

In the long run, video poker machines have been known to pay out more often than not. However, if you want to get the best odds for yourself, follow the instructions laid out in this article and your chances of winning will be much greater.

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