A Guide To Play Poker Online
One of the most prolific card games has found a home on the PC and the smartphone thus giving you the ultimate choice when you elect to play poker online. And what better a place to get it started than at All Slots Casino? We’ve done our best to put together a range of poker games and titles to satisfy the palate of every poker enthusiast ranging from online poker to video poker right down the live dealer poker.
Convenience is a big deal here at All Slots Casino. We’ve always tried to make the player experience one that marries simplicity with the latest breakthroughs in gaming technology. This is why you can play poker online, which is another way of saying that you can play it on your PC or your laptop, or you can enjoy it with all the same amenities on your smartphone and tablet. Here at All Slots Casino we’ve made sure that it’s not just poker fans who find a home with us, but also avid players of online slots, blackjack, roulette, scratch cards, craps, keno and baccarat.
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First things first, what is poker?
No point in starting in the middle – that gimmick only works in the movies! Poker is a table game played off a deck of 52 cards. While poker draws quite a crowd, it also appeals to a certain profile of player and this is mainly to do with the fact that instead of going up against the dealer or the house, which is the standard operating procedure for all casino games, poker pits players against other players, turning what would generally be considered a gamble into a game of skill and strategy. Poker comes in a variety of versions - online poker, video poker and live dealer poker - the latter two of which are available to enjoy this very moment here at All Slots Casino.
Playing online casino poker
Combined, poker games and titles account for a fair amount of options within a casino, especially when one factors in video poker, also known as poker slots online. The All Slots Casino range of poker includes numerous video poker titles as well as key live dealer poker variations. These two categories of poker couldn’t be more different but their foundations are largely the same. Playing online casino poker requires simply that you establish your All Slots Casino account after which you’ll be able to enter into all kinds of exciting poker games. In terms of live dealer poker we offer 3 Card Poker, Casino Hold’em and Caribbean Stud Poker. These online poker games are made by Evolution Gaming and provide players with a game that is as real as one you’d encounter inside a brick and mortar casino.
With regards to video poker, things are geared more towards the private player who would rather go up against the machine. Expect playfully themed titles like Aces and Faces, Deuces Wild, Double Joker, Jacks or Better and many others.
When it comes to playing live online casino poker, the framework of the rules remains the same – you’re dealt a total of 5 cards and you need to eventually best the dealer’s hand. The one major difference between playing poker online and playing it at a physical establishment is that you’ll always be up against the dealer and not fellow players.
Poker Slots Online
Poker slots AKA video poker is a game that actually emerged way back in the 1970s and became a staple at casinos in the mid 1980s. Today it enjoys immense popularity due to its range and because it still operates on the basic principle of actual poker. The game’s popularity is further bolstered by the similarities it shares with online slots. The basic premise is as follows: you’re dealt 5 cards and given the choice to swop out any cards you don’t feel is going to help you clench that winning hand. After that you get to compare your hand against a list of winning hands listed on your screen, and that’s all there is to it.
Know your poker online casino hands
When you endeavour to enter into the world of poker online casino games, it’s imperative that you know what you’re doing. When it comes to video poker (poker slots online), All Slots Casino has all these games available in a free play mode, also known as a demo mode. This means that you can practice and become accustomed. However, if you’re going to enjoy the very real world of live dealer poker, it’s best you go in knowing what you’re doing – the last thing you want is to be taking a knife to a gunfight. The good news is that there aren’t many hands to acquaint yourself with.
First prize goes to what is known as a ‘Royal Flush’, a combination of 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace all from the same suit. There is no better hand than this. Coming in at second place is the ‘Straight Flush’, also 5 cards from the same suit. Next up is a ‘Four of a Kind’, which consists of 4 cards of a same rank plus any other. A ‘Full House’ consists of three cards of the same rank and two others and a ‘Flush’ is a total of 5 cards all from the same suit. The rest of the winning hands in descending order are: a Straight, Three of a Kind, Two Pair, One Pair and a High Card.
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Poker Online Casino FAQs
We’ve told you a thing or two about the world of internet-based poker, but we’re sure you’ll have some more questions, and it is with this in mind that we now address any other queries you may have regarding poker online in our FAQ section.
Q: Why do many players flock to All Slots Casino to play poker?
A: All Slots Casino is a member of the Fortune Lounge Group, has been in operation since 2002 and is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority. Our games are sourced from renowned and reputed makers such as Microgaming, NetEnt and Evolution Gaming. In short, we have all our ducks in a row.
Q: Can I win real money when I play poker online?
A: Yes, you can. We offer real money poker games as well as the options to play these games in a practice play mode. This means that you can play and incur no cost or you can deposit and play for real money.
Q: Does your casino provide a poker app?
A: All Slots Casino offers many of its best titles as mobile casino games, meaning that players can enjoy real money games on both tablets and smartphones. We offer both video poker and live dealer poker games for Android and iOS operating systems.
Q: What are the odds of winning at Live 3 Card Poker?
A: Live 3 Card Poker is a game based purely on luck but you can implement what is known as a basic 3 card poker strategy. These strategies are available online and can be found by way of a simple Google search.
Q: Does Live 3 Card Poker have a house edge?
A: All card and table games have a house edge. In the case of live 3 card poker the house edge can be as low as 2%, but depending on how you play can go as high as 7.5%.
Q: How does Live Casino Hold’em work?
A: This version of poker can be likened to Texas Holde’m, but there are some notable variations to be aware of. For one thing, you’ll be pitted against the dealer only, along with your fellow players. Live Casino Hold’em also comes with really cool extras not found on normal land-based poker games such as side bets, bonus bets and a bet behind feature.