Online Video Poker

Online Video Poker is a unique and thrilling combination of a solitary poker game and an online slots game; you play alone rather than with other players, and your cards are dealt on a slots-style machine. Payouts are based on standard Texas Hold‘em hand hierarchy, and the winning combinations you require along with their corresponding payouts are shown on the paytable on every game. As you would expect, this exciting combination of two popular online casino games provides plenty of action and premium entertainment; boasting state of the art technology and the very best in game software and design, you enjoy an excellent experience every time you log in and play. In addition, our games offer a variety of special features to enhance your overall time spent playing, such as Double and Half Double options.

Easy to learn and fun to play, our online Video Poker games are completely accessible, with games around the clock on every day of the year, so you can play whenever it suits you and your lifestyle. We have free games and real money games, with lots of game varieties on offer including progressive jackpots to play for. You can also boost your bankroll with an online casino bonus such as our 100% up to $/£/€400 Welcome Bonus for new players if you choose to sign up and play real money games today; your bonus can be used to play your favourite real money games including online Video Poker.

History of Video Poker

Video Poker is a bit of a newcomer in the world of casinos; it couldn’t exist until technology was quite advanced, and so it doesn’t have the long history of online Roulette or online Blackjack - but that doesn’t make it any less fun! As soon as a TV monitor could be combined with a gaming system, Video Poker burst onto the gaming scene with a bang. SIRCOMA was the first ever game of Draw Poker that could be played for money via a machine, and it proved popular with players who wanted a quieter and less complicated card game than those on offer on the casino floor. The machines quickly became a staple in Vegas, and soon began to match the slots machine on offer in terms of number and popularity. When the internet was created, online Video Poker became possible, with games offering free and reduced stakes, as well as more game varieties, without the hassle and expense of travel. In addition, more benefits could be added, such as wilds and gamble features, as well as progressive jackpots – all possible day or night in the comfort of a player’s home. Online Video Poker offered a range of new and exciting themes, with innovative designs and animations.


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Game Rules

A simple game to learn so you’ll be at the heart of the action right away, your aim when you play online Video Poker is to make the best possible five-card poker hand across two card deals. You don’t play against other players or a dealer, and your payouts are based on standard Texas Hold’em hand hierarchy – if you don’t know your hands, check out the payout table to learn them and the amount they pay out. To start your game, log in and select the game of choice fro our long list of 300+ online casino games. Set your coin level, then hit the Deal button to receive your initial five cards. Click Hold underneath the cards you wish to keep - when you hit deal, the rejected cards will be discarded and another card will be dealt in each card’s place. If you have won, your hand will be highlighted and or software will pay out your winnings automatically. You may also wish to Double or Double Half; this means to stake all or half on your winnings in the hope of doubling up. If you select this option and win, you claim more payout; lose and you forfeit your winnings from that round and start again. Our software also offers you an AutoPlay feature; this allows you to schedule a specified number of games in a row at a set bet amount – if you win during AutoPlay, your winnings will accumulate and be automatically awarded also.


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Strategy and Tips

Know Your Limits: limits are important because they are directly related to the number of games that you can enjoy at your chosen online Video Poker machine. You are better off selecting a game with a low minimum coin level so you can make your bankroll stretch further. If you play progressive Jackpot games, this also enables you to Bet Max so you can be in with a chance of winning a massive jackpot payout, without over staking. Always play within your bankroll.

Look for Wild Cards: these bonus features will enhance your game because they substitute any other card on the machine to help you complete more winning combinations. This means that you are not restricted by standard probability of a deck or several decks of cards; wilds cards increase your chances of hitting a winning hand. For instance, when you play Deuces Wild, every 2 card acts as wild and helps your game.

Check the Paytables: each online Video Poker machine is based on standard poker hand hierarchy, but will have a different starting hand that pays out – the lower starting hand usually pays out a smaller amount, but on the plus side, the game then offers more chances to win. Check out the paytable of each game to see what’s on offer when you win; for instance, Tens or Better starts paying out for a pair of tens whereas most other machines only start paying for a pair of Jacks.


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Game Buttons Information

To help you understand our software, we’ve gathered an overview of our games buttons so you can hit the tables with the knowledge you need, and play with confidence.

Bet Max: this button activates all possible bets in your chosen game and deals the cards as well. Set your coin level first – the wager costs one coin per activated line - and then hit Bet Max to use this feature.

Bet One: This button allows you to bet on one single payline at a time. Hit Deal to indicate that you have activated all the paylines you require, and that you are ready to play.

Collect: Click this button to collect your winnings.

Double: this feature gives you the opportunity to try and double your winnings when you make a winning hand. If you opt to double, you will see a single face up card; click on one of the face down cards next to it and if the card you select is higher in value than the face up card, you win. If you choose incorrectly, you lose your original winnings for that round.

Double half: as above, only you gamble just half of your winnings, with the other half going directly to your bankroll before you play the bonus game.

Hold: there is one of these buttons under each card; click the button under each of the cards you wish to hold before receiving your second deal.

Deal: this button sets the deal in motion so you receive your hand. You click it a second time to receive your second round of cards once you have held all the cards from your initial deal.


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Glossary

Some common terms to help you as you play your favourite online Video Poker games:

Cashier: go to this area for all money transactions including cashouts and deposits.

Double: take this feature if you want to try and double your money with a bonus game; win and you’ll double up but remember, if you lose, you will lose your winnings for that round.

Half double: as above, but you only stake half of your winnings, with the rest going to your bankroll.

Multi-hand: play multiple hands simultaneously during any round – more chance to win, with one coin per hand.

Progressive jackpot: an accumulative jackpot that has no upper limit to how much it can pay out. Linked to multiple machines, the jackpot is randomly triggered, and if you Bet Max, you win the amount showing on the jackpot counter at the time of your win.

Wild: this card substitutes other cards to help you complete winning hands.


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Open an Account and Play for Real Money

To play online Video Poker real money games, you start by opening an account. To do this, click on the Play for Real Money button and then select Create Account. When you see the web form pop up, complete the required fields with some basic information that we use for security purposes, and then read the terms and conditions. Click the Agree box, followed by Create, and your account will activate. To be able to hit the real money tables, you need to place some funds in your bankroll by making a deposit. Head to the Cashier, choose your preferred payment method option, state how much money you want to deposit, and then follow the on-screen instructions from your chosen provider. When the transaction is complete and your funds show in your bankroll, hit the lobby to choose from 300+ exciting games including a number of online Video Poker options.