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Table of Contents:

Top Games | How to play Video Poker | Odds and Payouts | Strategies & Tips | Bonuses and Promotions | Glossary | Mobile | Help| FAQ

Introduction: How the Game Works

Video Poker combines the best parts of Poker and Slots to create a thrilling game that's easy to learn, features fast-paced action, and has plenty of winning opportunities.

It's based on regular Texas Hold 'em rules, and instead of playing against other players, you're playing solely against the house to create the strongest hand possible. There's a wide variety of variations from classic versions, to 50-hand versions and even progressive jackpot games.

If you're new to Video Poker, you can learn all about the game on this page. We'll show you how to play, introduce you to the most popular variations, and share you with our best strategies and tips.

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Our Top Video Poker Games in Canada

Game Name Description
Deuces Wild Played with a 52-card deck, no jokers, and all 10’s are wild to help you create winning hands
Jacks or Better One of the most popular Video Poker games. Here, the weakest hand is a pair of Jacks or better.
Aces and Faces Similar to Jacks or Better, this variant includes an extra payout option of Four Aces just below a Royal Flush
Joker Poker In this game the deck has an extra Joker wild card bringing the total number of cards up to 53 to increase your chances of winning
2 Ways Royal Includes an extra Royal Flush payout option up to 4,000 coins
Tens or Better This Video Poker game is played with a 52-card deck (no Jokers or wilds) and the lowest hand needed for a payout is Tens or Better
Mega Jacks Similar to Jacks or Better but comes with a massive progressive jackpot which is one by hitting a Royal Flush with the max bet
All American Poker This Video Poker game has a slick American theme and closely resembles the rules and payouts of Jacks or Better minimum payout

Rules: How to Play Video Poker?

Unlike slot machines, Video Poker allows you to make in-game choices that can affect the game's outcome. For this reason, you must know how to play the game and how your decisions can affect your chances of winning or losing.

Note: Video Poker has one of the lowest house edges in our casino, so using smart strategies and making the best decisions will help you beat the house.

How to play Video Poker

Even though there are many variations of Video Poker, the core gameplay is the same across all of them. Here's the essential information you need to know to start playing:

  • Your aim is to create the best 5-card poker hand
  • At the beginning of the round, you're dealt five cards
  • You have the option to hold or discard any of your cards
  • All of your discarded cards will be replaced with random cards
  • Five community cards will be then dealt
  • To earn a payout, match the qualifying poker hand in the paytable

After you've decided which cards to hold, you'll be dealt new cards, and the community cards will be revealed.

Just like in Texas Hold 'em, five community cards are dealt for you to use. By combining the community cards and the cards in your hand, you can try to create the strongest poker hand, and the better your hand, the higher the payout.

The game will automatically highlight winning hands on the screen for you and on the paytable. It's important to note that only the highest poker hand created is paid according to the table, even if there are multiple payouts.

Some Video Poker games have more than one set of community cards, such as 4-Line Deuces Wild, which deals with four different 5-card community hands. This means you have more chances to try to create a winning combination.

Games played with a 52 card deck don't have any Joker cards, but some cards such as 10s can be wild like in Deuces Wild. Some games feature a 'Double' feature, which allows you to try and double your payout by correctly guessing the color of the next card, or by guessing if the value will be higher or lower. If you lose, however, you'll also lose your payout.

If you ever need any help or assistance with the games, you can access the 'help menu,' which contains essential information about the game's rules and payouts.

Odds and Payouts

Payouts in Video Poker are calculated according to the game paytable, and are based on 5-card poker hands: Royal Flush, Straight Flush, Four of a Kind, Full House, Flush, Straight, Three of a Kind, Two Pair, and Jacks or Better.

Look at the table below to see the odds and payout for each hand. But note, payouts are bigger when you bet more coins, and there will be some slight variations of the odds and payouts between each game due to different rules and the number of cards in the deck.

Hand Odds 1 Coin 2 Coins 3 Coins 4 Coins 5 Coins
Royal Flush 649,740 to 1 250 500 750 1000 4000
Straight Flush 72,193 to 1 50 100 150 200 250
Four of a Kind 4,165 to 1 25 50 75 100 125
Full House 694 to 1 9 18 27 36 45
Flush 509 to 1 6 12 18 24 30
Straight 255 to 1 4 8 12 16 20
Three of a kind 47 to 1 3 6 9 12 15
Two Pairs 21 to 1 2 4 6 8 10
Pair J,Q,K or A 7.69 to 1 1 2 3 4 5

Basic Strategies and Tips

Before playing Video Poker, read through our brief list of tips and strategies to get the most out of your experience.

Check the pay tables - Some games offer higher payouts than others for the same poker-hand. If you're looking for a specific payout amount, always check the paytable first before playing

Remember, it's not a slot machine - When playing slots, some players like to play as quickly as possible because they want to trigger the bonus round. Slot machines don't require any skill to play, and your actions are limited to choosing your bet size and possibly interacting with a bonus feature. Video Poker is a skill game, and your actions will affect the house edge.

Stick to your gaming budget and limit - Before you begin your gaming session, it's a good idea to establish a time limit and a gaming budget. Staring at a screen for too long can cause you to lose focus and make mistakes.

Consider playing with max coins - The majority of Video Poker games offer higher payouts for betting the maximum amount. If you want to unlock the highest payouts, take this into account with your gaming budget.

Learn the different variations - While the paytables and gameplay may look similar between each version of Video Poker, there are substantial differences, such as 10s acting as a wild, or the option to try to double your payout.

Explore each game's unique strategy - Each game has its own strategy to reduce the house edge as low as possible.

Never give up a winning hand - It may be tempting to give up a winning hand to chase after a bigger hand, but often, the optimal strategy is to stick with your winning hand.

Keep an eye on your bankroll - Always keep an eye on your bankroll and stick to your gaming budget.

Hand Cards Description
Jacks or Better J♠ J♡ Pair of Jacks or higher-ranking cards
Two of a Kind Q♠ Q♡ 4♠ 4♡ 2x sets of pairs
Straight 6♣ 7♢ 8♠ 9♣ 10♣ 5 cards in a sequence that don’t have matching suits
Flush 3♣ 5♣ 7♣ 9♣ 10♣ 5 cards of the same suit, but are not in a sequence
Full House 9♠ 9♡ 7♠ 7♡ 7♢ A pair of matching cards and three of a kind
Four of a Kind      5♠ 5♡ 5♢ 5♣ 4 cards of the same value
Straight Flush      10♣ 9♣ 8♣ 7♣ 6♣ 5 cards of the same suit and in sequential order
Royal Flush          A♡ K♡ Q♡ J♡ 10♡ The strongest hand has cards A-10 in the same suit

Video Poker Bonuses and Promotions

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Glossary

Action - The total bet you're going to wager

Credit - Often the money you play with on a Video Poker machine is listed as credits

Discard - After receiving your initial five cards, you can remove one or more cards by choosing to 'discard' them.

Draw - Draw four different cards at once

Hold - Choosing to 'Hold' a card will keep it in your hand

Face card - Any card that displays a face, such as Jack, Queen, and King

Ace-high - If you don't have a pair of cards or better, some games will payout if you have an Ace in your hand

House edge - The long-term advantage the house has over you in a specific game

Max bet - The largest bet possible on the Video Poker machine

Multi-hand - In multi-hand games, you can play more than one hand at the same time

Paytable - The paytable shows all the payout options and amounts

Pat hand - A poker hand that you can't improve by discarding any of your cards

Pay back - The expected return after you've played millions of Video Poker hands

Mobile Experience

At Casino.com Canada, you'll find the best mobile Video Poker games by Playtech. All of their games are mobile-touch friendly, and you can hold your phone in either landscape or portrait mode. The buttons and game interface slide around the screen to provide you with the best gameplay, no matter how you hold your phone.

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Help

Video Poker is a thrilling game, and there are many variations available you can choose from. If you need help understanding any game rules, payouts, or winning hand combinations, you can always find assistance via the in-game help menu or our award-winning customer service:

In-Game Help Menu: To access the help menu, click on the Hamburger icon in the top left corner of the game screen and select 'Help' to find important game information.

Customer Support: Contact our award-winning customer support team 24/7 via email, Live Support, or telephone. We're more than happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

FAQ

  1. Is online video poker legal?

    We're licensed and regulated by the Gibraltar Gaming Authority to offer casino games such as Video Poker to Canadian players

  2. Can I use welcome bonuses to play video poker?

    Yes, you can! Be sure to check the bonus you accept is Video Poker friendly

  3. How do you beat video poker machines?

    Using the correct strategies and luck will help you to win when playing Video Poker

  4. Can I play for free?

    We no longer offer practice or demo play for any of our casino games

  5. Do I need special software to play?

    You don't need to download any special software to play Video Poker at Casino.com Canada. You can play all of the games in your web browser

  6. Is video poker better than slots?

    Video Poker is similar to slots but requires skill to beat, unlike slots which only requires luck

  7. Are video poker machines are rigged?

    All games are tested each month by a third-party to ensure fair play (and prove that none of our casino games are rigged)

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