The game of table poker has a long history, but it was not until the late 1970s that video poker became popular, which only happened because personal computers were introduced into people's homes. In the 1980s, machines offering the game were brought into casinos and quickly became a firm favourite in the eyes of those who had loved the physical table game. Nowadays, a variety of video poker games can be found in just about any online casino, and many of those who play choose to them, from the traditional five-card draw to Texas Hold 'em, have found that without the need to strategize as much as they would in table poker, the game becomes a lot easier.
Machine poker works on a similar principle as table poker. Each player has a certain number of cards that they must use to try and get a high hand. The difference between the two comes in the fact that table poker is usually played against other people, while machine poker is a game you play by yourself. The amount of money you win is based on the type of hand you have. In table poker, having a flush for example, will not get you any money if another player holds a royal flush. When you use the poker video machines however, a flush could net you a very tidy sum depending on the machine's paytable.
For those who have never played the game before, it is advisable to play free poker online before you start playing with real money. This gives you the time to learn about the game, to understand the rules and even to try out a few of the many variants available. You may find that you lose quite a lot while you are learning to play, so take the time to build up a sense of comfort with the game before you start betting real money
Learning Video Poker
Part of learning how to play video poker comes in understanding the paytables and how each of the variants of video poker works. A game such as Mystery Bonus Poker, for example, rewards you with extra money if you end the hand with a certain set of cards, as set out in the beginning of the hand. Four-of-a-Kind Poker, as the name implies, gives you extra money when you are able to get a hand that comprises four cards of the same value, but of different suits. Even more exciting are games such as Double Bonus Poker, Double Double Bonus Poker and the progressive games. Progressive video poker games work in a similar way to video slot machines, in that they build up a cache of money over time. If you are the lucky player who wins when you play one of those games, you could cash out the entire progressive jackpot.
One of the most common concerns when playing a game such as machine poker is whether it is fair. Many people think that any types of online or machine-based games are programmed to ensure those playing them lose every time. It is important to note, however, that most online casinos are registered with certain regulatory bodies that control how they run their games. This being the case, they have to ensure that the games they offer their players are fair. While not every casino, either physical or online, runs according to this philosophy, the reputable casinos all ensure that their games are fair to the players. This fairness though, does not mean you will win every hand of video poker, so be sure you take the time to learn the game and to form your own strategy and approach to each variant before you start betting big bucks.
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Video Poker Variants
At Yebo casino we offer a number of different types of video poker games. Many are based on the principles of standard video poker and simply include small rule changes or modifications to the game. Below is a list of some of the more popular video poker games now available at Yebo casino. If you are looking for more advanced strategy related to video poker then check out our Video Poker Strategy article.