Video Poker Variations

Small differences that can be found in some video poker machines and Australian online gambling sites have to do with the dealing out the cards. A more recent style of play is to deal out the first five cards and then have the player press a draw button which would generate a second set of cards and exchange them with whichever cards were picked to be discarded. The second set of cards will be drawn from the remaining forty-seven cards of the deck; this is to ensure a fair game is played just as if you had been playing five card draw poker at a table. This was done after some corrupt players found a way to reverse engineer a random number generator's cycle from sample hands and were then able to predict the hidden cards in advance. It is clear that collusion is and always will be punishable by imprisonment, banishment and fees. However if a player decides to play at an Indian gaming establishment, like the ones in California and other places of the United States, it should be known they do not have to play by the same gaming regulations. Because Indian casinos are located on reservations that are sovereign to the tribe which holds the gaming license they do not have to abide by the same Nevada style rules and regulations that the rest of the world bases their appropriate balance of house odds and player odds.

There are a few different kinds of video poker, all of which are interesting and fun to play. Of course they can be very diverse or just slightly tweaked from the last iteration of the game. Some of the most common variations include a Deuces Wild, which is where a two serves as a wild card and a jackpot is paid for four deuces or a natural royal. A pay schedule modification is where four aces with a five or smaller kicker pays an enhanced amount. It is good to remember that these games usually have some adjective in the title such as bonus, double, or triple. Finally there is multi play poker, which is where the player starts with a base hand of five cards, and each additional played hand draws from a different set of cards with the base hand removed. What can make multi play games exciting are the rare options in which you can play. A player has the option of finding a multi play game that can be offered in triple play, five play, ten play, fifty play and even one hundred play versions. When playing these wild card variations what is called big money can surely be won, making any and every happy player a happier one.

But please do not discredit the non wild video poker games. These games which do not utilize the wild card option can be very engaging and win any player a ton of money. A player who is taking the time to play a video poker game could go through five hundred to six hundred hands per hour if they were playing in a land based casino. These players could go through eight hundred to nine hundred hands if they played video poker online at home. These are the averages people play through in an hour compared to playing at a table which could be an average of ten to fifteen hands. The reason why it is great to be playing through so many hands is the fact that approximately at least once an hour you would receive the rare four of a kind hand. This rare hand delivers a sizeable monetary value to the player. To do this at a live table game a player would indeed have to be playing for many days or weeks before seeing such an illustrious hand, known as the rare royal flush.