Play Video Poker Online

Joining Jackpot City’s stellar line-up of casino games is a classic card game with a modern twist, video poker. Apart from learning how to play online video poker, explore its many variations, rules, strategies and payout possibilities.

Video Poker Variations

Jacks Or Better: When playing this video poker game online, you aim to form the best poker hand possible by keeping cards with a value of at least a pair of Jacks or higher, while discarding the rest for new ones.

Bonus Video Poker: This video poker title adds an extra element of excitement by offering bonus payouts for specific hands, such as four of a kind.

Double Bonus Video Poker: This title builds on the Bonus Video Poker concept by offering even larger bonus payouts for certain four-of-a-kind hands.

Double Double Bonus Video Poker: This game takes the bonus payout potential to the next level by offering additional bonuses for specific four-of-a-kind hands, providing substantial payout potential.

Jokers Wild Video Poker: This version’s deck includes one or more wild Joker cards, which can substitute for any other card to form winning hands.

Deuces Wild: This video poker game features a standard deck of cards with all twos (deuces) acting as wild cards. This means that deuces can substitute for any other card.

Joker Poker: This title is similar to Joker's Wild but typically involves a single Joker card in the deck. You can use the Joker to complete winning online video poker combinations.

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Video Poker Strategy And Payouts

Video Poker Strategies

  • Learn Basic Strategy: Familiarise yourself with the optimal plays for each video poker variant to help maximise your chances of winning.
  • Know the Paytables: Study the paytables for the video poker games you're playing to understand the payouts for different hands and adjust your strategy accordingly.
  • Hold High Cards: Prioritise holding onto high cards, such as face cards or Aces, when drawing, as it will increase your chances of forming winning video poker hands.
  • Practice Bankroll Management: Set limits on how much you're willing to wager and stick to them to avoid excessive losses and prolong your gaming session.
  • Utilise Free Play: If it’s available, play video poker online in demo mode, to practise your skills and familiarise yourself with different video poker variants.

Video Poker Payout Potential

The payouts for the following hands in video poker can vary depending on the specific game variant, bet size and payout table, but here are typical examples on an initial bet:

  • Royal Flush: The highest-paying hand in video poker, consists of a 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace of the same suit – payouts can range from 250 to 800 times.
  • Straight Flush: Contains five consecutive same suit cards – payouts usually range from 40 to 50 times.
  • Four of a Kind: Four cards of the same rank, e.g., four Aces – payouts typically range from 25 to 35 times.
  • Full House: Three cards of one rank and two cards of another rank, e.g., three Kings and two Queens – payouts often range from 6 to 9 times.
  • Flush: Five cards of the same suit, not in consecutive order – payouts typically range from 5 to 6 times.
  • Straight: Five consecutive cards of mixed suits – payouts often range from 4 to 5 times the initial bet.
  • Three of a Kind: Three cards of the same rank – payouts usually range from 3 to 4 times.
  • Two Pair: Two sets of two cards of the same rank – payouts typically range from 1 to 2 times.
  • Jacks or Better: A pair of Jacks, Queens, Kings, or Aces – typically pays out even money, meaning you receive an amount equal to your initial bet.
  • High Card: When no other hand is achieved, the highest card in the hand determines the payout. Mostly a high card does not result in a payout unless it's part of a winning hand combination.

How To Play Video Poker?

The ease of playing online slots, is echoed in video poker. To enjoy your session, it’s best to familiarise yourself with the following:

Different Bet Types

  • Coin Size: The value of the coins you're betting with.
  • Number of Coins: You can typically bet 1 to 5 coins per hand.
  • Max Bet: Betting the maximum number of coins for the highest potential payouts.
  • Bet Max Button: One-click option to bet the maximum coins allowed.
  • Coin Denomination: The value assigned to each coin.

Video Poker Terminology

  • Deal: The initial distribution of cards.
  • Hold: Selecting which cards to keep for the next draw.
  • Draw: The replacement of cards not held.
  • Hand: The combination of cards you're playing with.
  • Paytable: Displays the payouts for different hands.
  • Royal Flush: The highest-ranking hand in video poker.
  • Flush: Five cards of the same suit.
  • Full House: Three cards of one rank and two of another.

Video Poker Odds

  • Royal Flush Odds: Occurring approximately once in 40,000 hands depending on the variation.
  • Full House Odds: About 1 in 700 hands.
  • Flush Odds: Roughly 1 in 500 hands.
  • Straight Odds: Approximately 1 in 250 hands.
  • Pair Odds: Much more common, around 1 in 2 hands.
  • Expected Return: Varies depending on the specific game and optimal strategy.
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How To Find Video Poker Games

  1. Don’t yet have a Jackpot City account? Simply click/tap on ‘Sign Up’ to fill in your details. If you do, simply log in to play.
  2. To play online video poker for real money, click/tap on ‘Bank’, select a banking method and deposit funds into your account.
  3. Thereafter, type ‘video poker’ into the search bar to view the available video poker games.
  4. Double Double Bonus Poker
  5. If you want to try out other poker alternatives, we suggest you give Live Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker a try.

Popular Video Poker Games

  • All Aces Poker
  • Deuces Wild Bonus Poker
  • Aces and Eights Poker
  • Bonus Poker Deluxe
  • Aces and Faces Poker

Safety, Security & Mobile Accessibility

What makes Jackpot City a top video poker online casino choice is its focus on player safety. This is ensured via a variety of security measures, such as cutting-edge encryption technology keeping your personal and financial information protected, irrespective of your chosen platform. If you prefer mobile play, you can access your favourite video poker games on your smartphone or tablet via your browser or the user-friendly mobile casino app. Whatever device you choose, you’ll benefit from Jackpot City’s responsible gaming practices, providing resources and support, should you need assistance.

Online Video Poker FAQs

What is the best game to play video poker?

The best online casino video poker game to play depends on individual preferences. However, games like Jacks or Better and Deuces Wild are popular choices due to their favourable odds and high payout potential.

How to win at video poker?

Winning at video poker in Canada requires a combination of skill, strategy, and luck. Learning optimal strategy, understanding the odds and payout potential, and practising disciplined bankroll management can better your chances.

How to play video poker when you are a beginner?

As a beginner you should learn the basic rules and start with simple online video poker variants like Jacks or Better. Familiarise yourself with the payout table, hand values, and practise playing in demo mode or with small bets.

Are video poker machines rigged?

Reputable and licensed video poker online casinos, like Jackpot City, use random number generators (RNGs) to ensure fair and unbiased outcomes. These RNGs are regularly tested and audited by independent third-party agencies to verify their integrity.
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