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Classic Video Poker Games

The classic video poker games — Jacks or Better and Tens or Better — have no frills, no fancy gimmicks, no bells and whistles. What they do have is good solid consistent video poker fun and good solid consistent video poker payouts. And that is what many people look for in an online video poker game.

How to Play Video Poker

Classic video poker games are played with a single standard deck of playing cards. Before starting the game, you place a bet by selecting a coin size and selecting the number of coins to bet. Coin size is up to you and your bankroll, but the best video poker strategy is to always bet the maximum five coins to give yourself a chance for the best payouts.

To start the game, click the Deal button to receive your initial five-card hand. Hold the cards you like by clicking on them, and then click Draw to discard the remaining cards and receive new — and hopefully better — cards in their place. This completes your final 5-card poker hand, which will be compared to the pay table to determine your winnings.

Jacks or Better Video Poker

Jacks or Better is the classic classic video poker game. When many people think of video poker, they think immediately of Jacks or Better. These are the payouts you can win with a 5-coin bet in Jacks or Better:

  • Royal Flush: 4,000 coins
  • Straight Flush: 250 coins
  • Four of a Kind: 125 coins
  • Full House: 45 coins
  • Flush: 30 coins
  • Straight: 20 coins
  • Three of a Kind: 15 coins
  • Two Pairs: 10 coins
  • Pair of Jacks or better: 5 coins

Tens or Better Video Poker

A pair of 10s is a losing hand in Jacks or Better, but — just as the name tells you — it is a winner in Tens or Better. This is definitely an advantage. The disadvantages: a Full House pays only 30 coins and a Flush pays only 25. As so often happens in life, the advantages and disadvantages pretty much even out.

Why Play Classic Video Poker Games?

Classic video poker games have no wild cards to help you build a winning poker hand, and they pay “only” 125 coins for a four-of-a-kind, which is not a bad payout but is still considerably less than you could win with four-of-a-kind in a bonus video poker game. So why would you want to “settle” for playing a classic video poker game instead of a wild card video poker game or a bonus video poker game?

The answer lies in the payouts for the less glamorous but more common winning poker hands. Consider, for example, these payouts on a 5-coin bet:

  • A pair of Jacks or a pair of Queens pays 5 coins in a classic video poker game. They pay nothing at all in a wild card game.
  • Two pairs pays 10 coins in classic video poker; it pays only 5 coins in many bonus video poker games and it pays 5 coins or even nothing in the wild card video poker games.

Of course there is no telling what luck could bring you in online casino games, but it is most likely that, over the long run of playing video poker online, you will get a high pair or two pairs much more often than you will hit a four of a kind. And those small advantages you get in playing classic video poker games can add up to quite a significant difference in your casino bank account by the end of the day.

And that is the main reason to play classic video poker games: good solid consistent payouts for all the winning video poker hands. And if you’re looking for a big jackpot, don’t forget that you can win 4,000 coins on a 5-coin bet for a Royal Flush in the classic video poker games.

Standard, Level Up, and Power Poker Games

Jacks or Better and Tens or Better can both be played in All Slots Online Casino as standard single-hand video poker games. Jacks or Better can also be played as a Level Up Poker game, in which a winning hand pushes you up to the next level where you can win bigger payouts. And both games can be played in Power Poker mode, enabling you to play 4, 10, 50, or even 100 video poker hands at one time.

Play Classic Video Poker Games at All Slots

Classic video poker games offer good solid consistent video poker fun and good solid consistent video poker payouts. So whether you choose Jacks Or Better or Tens Or Better, whether you choose Standard, Level Up, or Power Poker format, you’re sure to enjoy the best of online video poker with classic video poker games at All Slots.

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