While there are many casino games available online, Poker has an attraction that is difficult to define. Unlike slots or Roulette, Poker is the type of game where a skill has more influence than luck.
A serious Poker player has a mind that is always working, calculating and focusing on the next hand. For anyone just starting out though, the perfect introduction to Poker is online Video Poker. At River Belle Casino we offer a wide range of Video Poker games to suit just about every type of player, beginner, seasoned or expert!
The Advantages of Video Poker
One of the biggest differences between Video Poker and regular table Poker is the direct competition. In a regular Poker game, you would normally join a table and face off against other players around the table. In Video Poker, it is just you versus the computer. There are plenty of advantages to this style of game.
For starters, you can log on and start playing at any given time without having to wait for an available table. Secondly, you don’t have to worry about what cards your opponents are holding, having to bluff about your hand or lose a significant amount of money in the pot.
Aside from everything else, Video Poker is incredibly easy to learn and play. Even if you have never played Poker before, just a few minutes of play and you will be having fun and winning money like a pro. Of course, the best way to get started is to play in practice mode, try a few hands, learn the basics and then swap over to playing for real money. This will give you the confidence you need to dive in and start betting bigger on each round.
River Belle Casino gives you the opportunity to play Video poker for free and real money, and our mobile Video Poker and other mobile casino games let you take the fun with you, wherever you go!
How to Play Video Poker
The great part about Video Poker is that all of the games are played in a similar manner. It doesn’t matter if you are playing Jacks or Better Video Poker, Tens or Better or any other variation, the basics remain the same. In Video Poker, the aim is to create the highest ranked Poker hand using the cards you have been dealt. In all cases, the better your hand, the more you will be paid out.
Winning in Video Poker
To begin a game of Video Poker you are dealt a hand of five cards. You can then choose to keep or discard any of these five cards. The computer will then replace any of your discarded cards with new cards from the deck. After the second deal, if you have a pair or anything higher, you will be paid out according to the paytable. In most cases, you would need to have a pair of Jacks to be paid out even money. From there, the payouts escalate based on the quality of your hand. The payout structure goes as such:
- Two Pair
- Three of a Kind
- Full House
- Four of a Kind
- Straight Flush
- Royal Flush
Video Poker is one of those rare games that is easy to learn, but that takes time to master. In time, you will be able to hone your strategy and become better at predicting hands, holding cards and creating the best poker hand possible. There is a large element of luck involved too as random number generators are used to produce the gaming results.
For the best online or mobile Video Poker entertainment experience by far, sign up at River Belle Casino and see if you can build a winning hand!