What are the ranks of hands in poker?
What is the best online poker room?
Any advice for the beginning player?
Jan 5th, 2009 23:06
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Video poker is one of the most popular casino games for one solid reason
- the game is beatable. The game of video poker exerts a near-mystical
pull on America's gamblers. It's the nation's legendary frontier game,
including all the best elements of a slot machine. That's powerful
stuff. Video poker is also popular because it seems inherently fair.
There's no hidden house edge or any secretly tight machines. Each draw
is from a freshly shuffled deck. Every Player has a chance and a choice.
Video poker is one of the few casino contests that can actually have a
positive financial expectation. Play the right machine long enough, in
the right way, and video poker is guaranteed to payback more than it
takes in. There is no hidden house advantage and no secretly tight
machines to deal with as with slot machines. Every draw begins with a
fresh deck of shuffled cards. Certain video poker machines actually have
a positive financial expectation if played perfectly for long enough.
If you know poker, then you know the basics of video poker. You want the
highest hand. Beyond that, and the concept of the draw, you should
forget everything you know about the table game when playing the video
version. You can't raise, call or bluff the computer. The computer deals
you five cards. You can keep all of them, some, or none. The computer
then deals replacement cards as necessary. The new combination is your
hand. Winners are paid according to a pay table posted on the machine.
The most basic game is Jacks or Better; hands with at least two Jacks or
a higher combination win. Other video poker versions include; Deuces
Wild (where 2s count as any value the player requires), Joker Poker
(inserts a joker into the deck as a wild card), Double Joker Poker
(inserts two jokers) and Poker Frenzy (deals each card from a different
deck making it possible for you to have five cards of the same rank and
suit) - there are many more game variations. In some cases, a minimum
win requires kings or better, three of a kind, or two pairs. Whatever
the game, the play remains the same for (nearly) every machine. Receive
five cards, draw, the result is your hand.