The rules of online video poker are surprisingly simple and easy to learn. Like traditional poker, video poker features a hand of cards and betting options as well as opportunities to double your money and win some fantastic cash prizes. Enjoy playing video poker at Casino.com, the best place to play.
The aim of the game is to be dealt a five-card poker hand with a winning combination: the better the hand, the more money you will win. You must select the cards you wish to keep/replace however; the rest is all down to luck...
Once you have downloaded our special software and have selected the poker game you’d like to play, you must place an "ante" bet. This is the first bet of one or more credits. Next, click on the Deal button to be dealt a hand of cards. Have a good look at the cards and decide which of them you’d like to hold on to and which you’d like to exchange for new cards.
You must hold on to the cards of the highest values and exchange cards of a lower value in the hope that the new ones, randomly drawn from a virtual deck, will be higher and complete a winning hand. The online casino will pay out if your hand matches one of the winning combinations displayed in the game’s pay table.
Each of our online video poker games has its own pay table. These allocate the payouts for specific hands and are based on the likeliness of certain cards being dealt. Most pay tables start with a minimum hand consisting of a pair of Jacks. This will pay an even amount.
Other recognised poker hands, however, share the same combinations as those in traditional table poker, such as "three of a Kind," "flush" (any five cards of the same suit), "full house" (a pair and a three of a kind) and a "royal flush" (a 10, a Jack, a Queen, a King and an Ace, all of the same suit).
In casino video poker, the smallest winning hand you can achieve is a pair of 10s. Any card lower than this (for example, Nines) cannot be considered a winning hand.
Many online video poker games offer unique bonuses and progressive jackpots – making them more fun to play and giving the player further opportunities to win big money.
While a typical video poker jackpot will pay around 800-to-1 for a winning hand such as a Royal Flush, a progressive jackpot will offer even more because each game in the casino lobby offering the progressive jackpot is linked. Therefore they each pay a percentage of every coin invested into the same huge pool of money and one lucky winner will be entitled to the lot.
Casino.com is one of the world’s most prestigious online casinos. To start playing online video poker at Casino.com, download our great software and create a real-money account. Make sure you read the How to Play Video Poker page first. For more information on the game, visit our History of Video Poker page, and to read more about the terms and phrases used while playing video poker, see below. If you have any questions about the game, please contact a member of our friendly customer service team, on hand to help you 24 hours, 7 days a week. Have fun playing online video poker at Casino.com – the only place to play.