Online Video Poker

A great choice for players that appreciate an intriguing mix of poker and slots, the payouts in Video Poker are based on standard Hold ‘em hand hierarchy, but there are a lot less rules and etiquette to learn to get started playing. Online Video Poker successfully combines two of the world’s favourite casino staples to create a fast-paced but simple to learn game that boasts bonus rounds, special features and a number of possible winning combinations on every deal.

As this game requires a certain level of technological and manufacturing capabilities to come into fruition, it is a relative newcomer on the casino circuit and only came into existence in the 1970s. But since that time it has amassed a decent following of loyal players that like the sleek designs, straightforward rules and optional progressive jackpots.

Available at in download and no-download versions of our software, for Real Money and in Practice Mode, we strive to make sure you enjoy choice, quality and value every step of the way when you choose our games such as 10s or Better, Aces and Faces, and Deuces Wild. As an added extra, new players that sign up and play for Real Money today can also claim a 100% welcome bonus of up to $777 – that means double the bankroll instantly to use on your favourite online casino games.

Video Poker – The History Behind the Game

As soon as games could be hooked up to a TV monitor to be played, video games could be created – and with the speed of technological advances, what started out as simplistic and easy to play computer games soon became some of the most advanced and exciting entertainment opportunities available. When things evolved far enough for processing units and TVs to be combined, Video Poker arrived on the gaming scene and soon became a favourite choice for many players.

The first Video Poker game like those we play today was designed by SIRCOMA in 1979 when they introduced Draw Poker. Unlike anything that had been played or seen before, the game quickly increased in reputation and following, with a fan base that multiplied throughout the 1980s, until it became necessary to house a decent number of games in bricks and mortar casinos, rivaling the slots area on any floor.

However, a major criticism of bricks and mortar Video Poker games was the high minimum coin level; this alienated many low stake players and prevented many enthusiasts from being able to play. This all changed when the internet arrived on the scene, and expensive machines no longer had to be created and paid for; games that could be played for free in Practice Mode sprung up, along with Real Money games that could be enjoyed for as little as $0.01. These games were available around the clock, and included a variety of themes and special features to meet player tastes and requirements.

As online Video Poker evolved further, new game types and styles were created, with multi-level gaming options and bigger payouts – including optional progressive side bets – that added up to a convenient and good value online package that could be enjoyed by a wider range of people from the comfort of their own home.

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How to Play: Our Games

We offer a wide variety of Video Poker games to reflect your needs and tastes as a player. Our games include Deuces Wild, Aces and Faces, 10s or Better, Progressive games and Mega Jacks, with each boasting state of the art graphics and animations, a reliably smooth gaming platform and plenty of ways to win including lots of special features. These are just a few of the online Video Poker games we offer:

10s or Better: This is a type of Draw Poker game, with base payouts for a pair of 10s. The extra payout for this low pair means that there are reduced payouts for the Full House and Flush – but the extra hand means you have increased odds of hitting a winning combination.

Joker’s Wild: The joker card acts as Wild, substituting all other cards to help you complete more winning combinations. Not only does the joker increase your chances of winning, this card also offers an extra payout: with the joker in play, it is possible to hit the jackpot with five of a kind.

Deuces Wild: A traditional favourite, all number 2 cards are considered Wild in this excellent game. The wild increases your chances of hitting a winning combination and adds an extra element of fun.

You can play our games on download or flash versions of our software, for Real Money or for free in practice Mode. To play in Practice mode, select this option to be taken directly to your game and play for virtual chips. To play for Real Money you will first need to open a account and make a deposit to be able to play for real cash prizes.

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How to Play: Our Software

To play online Video Poker, select the game of choice, set your coin level and then hit Deal. When you receive your cards, hold the ones that you want to keep by hitting the Hold button under the desired card. Keep only the ones that you think will help you to snag a winning hand, and then hit Deal to receive your second round of cards. Our software is intuitive and responsive so as you play, you will see that good cards to hold and winning card combinations are highlighted.

If you like a faster game, you can set the Autoplay feature to schedule a set number of games at a specified wager. Simply specify how many games you want to play (up to a maximum of 50) and at what price, then hit Autoplay and watch the games play out. If you choose this option, your winnings will be automatically accumulated and added to your bankroll. Alternatively, play one game of Video Poker at a time, specifying the coin level each time you start a new game.

Winning card combinations are based on standard Hold ‘em hand hierarchy, but as this means that multiple wins could show in a single hand – for instance, four of a kind could also be seen as two pairs – only the highest hand showing is paid out in accordance with the amount shown on the paytable.

When you play our Video Poker games, you will come across a variety of buttons. Some options, such as Double and Double Half, are only made available at certain times during the game; they will be highlighted when in use.

Bet Max: Press this to activate all possible bets and deal the cards in one move. Set your coin level and then hit Bet Max to activate all lines and deal the cards.

Bet One: This is a bet on a single payline. When your choice is highlighted, hit Deal.

Collect: This button appears when you win – click to collect your winnings to your bankroll.

Deal: Click this to deal the hand

Double: The double feature allows you to multiply your winnings x2 when you hit a winning hand. If you choose this option, you need to click on the cards that show in the next round to set the bonus game in motion. If you lose, you lose your original winnings.

Double Half: This allows you to stake half of your winnings on a bonus game. Half of your winnings return to your bankroll, the other half are used for this extra bet. If you choose this option, you need to click on the cards that show in the next round to set the bonus game in motion. If you lose, you lose the half of your winnings that you staked.

Hold: Click this button to hold the card directly above it.

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Top Video Poker Tips

Although there is no definite way to increase your odds of winning when you play Video Poker at any online casino, there are a few things that you can focus on to remove distraction and improve your overall game. If you take various things into consideration including game limits, the base payout, the number of possible winning combinations per game and special features, you can make your game more suited to your tastes and more enjoyable. Here are a few tips to help you on your way:

Know Your Table Limits: The table limits are an essential part of the game as these restrict the number of Deals you can enjoy; play on a table with limits that are too high for your bankroll and you will quickly run out of deals. Probability research suggests that the more hands you play, the better your chances of winning – so choose a Video Poker machine that has minimum and maximum limits that match your bankroll. Keep your bets low for the most possible spins to maximise your winning potential.

Look for Wild Cards: Wild cards are an exciting additional to the online Video Poker game as they directly increase your winning potential by substituting any other card in the deck to help you complete more winning combinations. If there is a Wild card in your game, you are not restricted to the number of times a card shows up in the deck; you have increased odds of hitting a winning hand. Games that include Wild cards include Deuces Wild and Joker’s Wild (which also has the extra winning ‘five of a kind’ hand).

Befriend the Paytable: Make sure you always check out the paytable before you start playing, as each game differs when it comes to what winning combinations are accepted and how much each one pays. Payouts are not set across the Video Poker spectrum; one game might pay more for a particular hand when compared to another. For instance, compared to other games, Bonus Poker offers better payout odds if you hit four of a kind, while Tens or Better pays out from a lower winning combination, awarding a payout for a pair of tens.

Know Which Cards to Hold: When you are selecting which cards to hold, you should keep any that could potentially lead to a royal flush, a straight flush, four of a kind, or full house. If you get three of a kind, hold these and discard the rest to try and improve upon your hand. If you are dealt two pair, you should hold these and release the fifth card to try for a full house.

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Open an account and play for real money

You can play our exciting games right away in Practice mode but if you want to play for Real Money, you need to open an account and add funds to your bankroll. The registration process takes only moments to complete; simply click on Play for Real Money, fill out the web form for security and identification purposes, then head to the cashier to make your deposit.

You can make a deposit using one of our many trusted deposit options – including Credit Cards, Debit Cards, money transfers and e-wallets. Simply select the option you prefer, state how much you would like to deposit, and follow the on-screen instructions until your transaction is completed. You can also opt in to any of the online casino bonuses that you would like to add to your bankroll.

New players can currently claim an exclusive 100% Welcome Bonus of up to $777. This means you can add $777 to your bankroll simply for choosing to play Real Money online Video Poker games with us! When you make your initial deposit, opt in to your Welcome Bonus via the pop-up window on your screen, read and agree to the terms and conditions, and we will match your deposit by 100% - up to a maximum of $777 – right away!

Returning players can also enjoy a variety of bonuses and offers including games-specific bonuses and reloads, as well as seasonal offers with festive and holiday themes. Check out our promotions page to stay up to date with the latest and best promotional offers, or sign up to our promotional emails to enjoy personalised offers that suit you and your game direct to your inbox.