# Winning At Video Poker

Video Poker is a slot machine which involves a level of skill and you can get the odds in your favor, if you know how to play correctly.

The odds of you winning at Video poker are determined by following 4 simple tips, that are easy to learn.

If you apply them, you will dramatically enhance your chances of success.

How to Play

Firstly, let’s look at how the game is played.

Video Poker has the same rules as draw poker, except that you play a machine rather than other players.

The machine deals five cards on the screen. The player can, take up to five new cards or keep any he has.

The player keeps the cards they want to keep by hitting the “hold” button that corresponds to the individual card shown.

When the choice is made the player presses the “play” button, and the cards discarded are replaced by new ones.

The result of the game is determined by the outcome after the final hand is dealt.

4 simple to tips to win big!

Here are only four tips for winning at video poker and then you’re all set, to have fun and have the odds in your favor

Video poker machines are based upon a 52 card deck and there are 2,598,960 possible hands combinations.

The programme in a video poker machine is programmed to simulate the probabilities of drawing any combination from the deck.

Because this is a set probability, casinos adjust the pay tables to produce the house edge.
The payouts for all video poker machines are the same except for the payout on the flush, full house or royal flush.

This means playing the highest paying machines as this puts the odds in your favor

Here are comparisons of payouts on a jacks-or-better machine.
Payout Payout with Strategy

9 for a full house 6 for a flush 99.5%

8 for a full house 5 for a flush 97.4%

7 for a full house 5 for a flush 96.3%
etc

A 9 / 6 machine will hit a royal flush around once every 40,000 hands. The 8 / 5 odds are once every 45,000 hands so you need to play machines with best payout

Tip 2 – Play maximum coins.

If you bet five coins, all winning hands are paid out by a factor of five, except for the royal flush. This is a bonus amount designed as an incentive to play five coins.
If a player plays less than maximum coins then they won’t win a Royal Flush and can’t win at video poker longer term.

Tip 3 – You need to play for a long time

A player, on the 9 / 6 machine, has odds of 1:40,000 of getting a Royal Flush, or equivalent to around 100 hours of play.
You need to play any Video poker machine until you win a Royal Flush to emerge ahead

Your bankroll comes from your own resources, or by collecting money from the intermediate hands that give you income along the way.

Winning at video poker does not mean playing for the odd hour! You need to play for a long time and be patient.

Tip 4 – playing with a strategy.

If you want to increase your chances of winning at video poker, play with a strategy. There are slight differences between games and different strategy cards need to be used, but their all easy to learn.

There are plenty of free strategy cards on the internet. Simply, print one and keep it for reference and refer to if you need to.

June 4, 2014: posted in Video Poker No Comments
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