Why Play Video Poker
If you want a game with a low house edge, play video poker online. Video Poker combines the best elements of casino games. It has the strategy of table games without the pressure of playing in a group. It has the format of a slot game without the high house edge. And because it’s based on poker, the learning curve is low.
Most video poker games offer four formats: 1 Hand, 3 Hands, 10 Hands, and 52 Hands. Beginners should start with 1 Hand, and as you develop your skills, you may want to play more than one hand at a time.
Joker Poker can be played in all four formats, but we’ll focus on 1 Hand Joker Poker in this article. There are 12 winning hands based on standard poker hands, and the Joker is wild. See below for each winning hand’s payout, based on a 5-coin bet.
- Pair (must be Kings or better): Pays 5 coins
- 2 Pair: 5 coins
- 3 of a Kind: 10 coins
- Straight: 15 coins
- Flush: 25 coins
- Full House: 30 coins
- 4 of a Kind: 100 coins
- Straight Flush: 250 coins
- Royal Flush with Joker: 400 coins
- 5 of a Kind: 750 coins
- Royal Flush: 4,000 coins
- Sequential Royal: 20,000 coins
How to Wager in Video Poker
Before you place a bet, you have to decide how much you want to wager. You can bet between $0.05, $0.25, $0.50, $1, and $5 per coin, and 1-5 coins per round. In order to be eligible to win the 20,000-coin jackpot that comes from landing a sequential royal, you’ll have to bet 5 coins. You can adjust the denominations to control how much you spend per round; when betting 5 coins, each round will cost you between $0.25 to $25, depending on the coin denomination.
Once you’ve set up your preferred wagering configurations, you click Bet One once for betting one coin, twice for betting two coins, and so on. If you’re want to bet 5 coins, you can hit Bet Max. Five cards will be revealed, and out of those five cards, you select which ones you want to hold on to by clicking “Draw”.
Winning hands get the opportunity to Double or Nothing. This involves a showdown with the dealer, who gets a face-up card. Four cards will be placed in front of you, face down. You pick one, and if your card is higher than the dealer’s, the payout you just won doubles. If not, you lose the payout.
Now that you’ve read the basics of 1 Hand Joker Poker, put in a few Practice Rounds at Café Casino.