Poker used to be the exclusive domain of the great American poker player. You know the type — tall, bearded, smelling of cigar smoke. Many people never played poker because they were intimidated. They did not want to get fooled by the "sharks" at the poker table. Yet, they were missing out on a fun game. And then video poker arrived.
Along came video poker and everything changed. Video poker is very similar to slot machines, probably the most popular casino game of all. Video poker machines can be found in bars and lounges (and land casinos) all over the world. Now, with the advent of the Internet casino, it is even more accessible. Today, you can play video poker online from the comfort and safety of your own home. That's why, today, a very diverse group plays video poker. Everyone from all classes and cultures is getting in on video poker.
The key to winning at video poker is just to learn the winning combinations. But don't worry, you don't have to memorize them. In Wild Jack Casino online video poker games, the screen shows you what the winning poker hands are and how much they pay out. Even more, if you get a winning combination, the amount you win is automatically added to your credit total. You don't have to worry about clicking the wrong button or forgetting to collect your winnings.
In all online video poker games, you are dealt five cards at the outset. You may keep the cards you like, and trade in one or more cards for new, and hopefully better, cards. This is where video poker strategy comes in. The deal of the cards is a matter of luck, but the decision of what to keep and what to draw is strategy. For example, if you have four cards of the same suit, you can consider the probability of drawing for the flush in conjunction with the high payout if you succeed. Many people find that this mix of luck and video poker strategy is what makes Internet video poker such a fun game.
The best winning poker hand is the Royal Flush, the mother of all poker hands. A Royal Flush consists of a 10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace, all of the same suit. A Royal Flush wins a huge jackpot in all online video poker games. In Bonus Poker Deluxe, for example, a Royal Flush on a bet of 5 coins will pay out 4,000 coins.
Mostly, you will win with poker hands that are more common, like a pair or a simple straight or a three-of-a-kind. While they may not pay as much as a straight flush, you will do very well if you can hit one every couple of hands.
There are many different types of online video poker games. Each game features its own special attraction. Some games, like Deuces Wild or Deuces & Joker, utilize wild cards that significantly increase your odds of drawing a winning poker hand. Other video poker games, such as Aces & Faces and Double Double Bonus Poker, offer special bonus payouts for certain combinations.
Then there are the progressive jackpot games, perhaps the most exciting of all online video poker games. Jackpot Deuces and Supajax fall into this category. Every time someone plays a progressive jackpot game, some more money goes into the pot. This pot has no limit; it just keeps growing and growing. Eventually, when one lucky player hits the winning combination, he wins the whole gigantic jackpot.
Wild Jack Casino has more than forty different online video poker games. This means that there is almost certainly a video poker game that will be right for you. You can play video poker for real money, or you can play for free as you check out all the different games and work on learning the poker rules and perfecting your video poker strategy.
Moreover, you can download our free video poker software, or you can play in our no-download flash casino. All of our games are powered by Microgaming Viper software, one more reason to play video poker online at Wild Jack. So make Wild Jack Casino your online video poker casino.
By the way, if you happen to be an old guy with a mustache and cowboy boots and you love to smoke cigars, don't worry. You can still play online video poker. And you might like it better than the old-fashioned poker games of yore!