If you love poker and slot machines alike, then video poker is the place for you. After all, video poker combines the features of both. From poker, video poker took the combinations of cards, and from the slot machine – the automated process of the game. The result is something fundamentally new, and this “something” has long won popularity all over the world. For example, in many Las Vegas casinos, video poker machines are as popular as, if not more popular, than poker tables.
If you compare video poker with any kind of “classic” poker, then video poker is attractive with a low entry threshold – in other words, the game will cost you much less than a game of poker. There is no need to look for partners, to communicate with them and with the dealer: here you are playing with a machine. This attracts uncommunicative poker fans.
True, for some poker lovers, a significant disadvantage may be that in video poker the player’s own knowledge and experience play a much smaller role than in poker, and the role of randomness increases. On the other hand, for a beginner, this moment will be more of a plus.
Video poker is played from a special computerized console with a screen (if the machine is located in a “real” gaming establishment) or via the Internet (thanks to the developers of mobile games, video poker can be played not only from a PC, but also from mobile phones and tablets). The rules of the video poker game are based on the rules of five card poker, so after a player places a bet, 5 cards are dealt face up. The player “fixes” the cards that he wants to keep, and exchanges the rest, trying to get a winning combination.
Video poker types
Today there are many versions of video poker. The differences between them can be in the number of lines, the presence / absence of a jackpot, payments for the same combination of cards. However, despite these differences, video poker – any – remains one of the most beloved gambling games in the whole world, since it combines the intelligence of poker and some unpredictability of a slot machine.