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Video Poker Variations

All Slots Online Casino offers many different varieties of online video poker games. A big selection is always a good thing for the consumer, but it raises the question: Which game should I play? This page will help guide you through the sometimes confusing array of online video poker games and help you find the one that's best for you.

All Video Poker Games Are the Same — But Different

What's that supposed to mean? Well, it means that all online video poker games are played in basically the same way. You receive five initial cards, you keep the ones you like and trade in the ones you don't, and you compare your final hand with the payout table. That is the essence of how to play video poker online.

But the various video poker games vary a great deal in their details. What do I need to get a winning video poker hand? Are there any wild cards? How much is the jackpot? What does a winning hand pay? These are the elements that distinguish one video poker game from another, and they can make a big difference in whether you win or lose and in whether you enjoy your online video poker experience.

So Which Is the Best Video Poker Game?

A hand with three-of-a-kind pays 15 coins in Double Bonus video poker; it pays only 5 in Deuces Wild. So that makes Double Bonus a better game, right?

But a hand of 2-5-6-7-8 counts as a straight and pays 10 coins in Deuces Wild; in Double Bonus it counts as a loser and doesn't pay anything at all. So that would seem to make Deuces Wild the better game.

This small example illustrates a larger point: There is no such thing as the best video poker game. Every game has some advantages and some disadvantages. The important thing is to be able to identify and understand them, and then choose the video poker game that best suits your tastes and personality and playing style.

What to Look for in a Video Poker Game

These are some of the elements that differentiate the various video poker games and that you ought to take into account when determining which video poker game you want to play.

What Is the Minimum Winning Hand?
In other words, what do you need to get in order to win at video poker? The answer, of course, varies. In Tens or Better you need a pair of 10s; in Jacks or Better you need a pair of Jacks; in Joker Poker you need a pair of Kings. In Double Joker video poker you need two pairs, while in Bonus Deuces Wild you need at least three of a kind.

Are There Any Wild Cards?
Wild cards are a tremendous aid to winning video poker. They can turn a garbage hand into a winner. They can also turn a good hand (3 of a kind) into a great hand (4 of a kind). Joker Poker has one wild card, Double Joker Poker has two, Deuces Wild has four, and Deuces & Joker has five.

What Is the Top Jackpot?
A Royal Flush always pays a big jackpot in online video poker, but how big exactly is "big"? In Aces & Faces it's 4,000 coins; in Joker Poker it's 5,000. Deuces & Joker video poker has a special 10,000 coin jackpot for a special combination of four deuces and a joker. And the progressive online video poker games — Jackpot Deuces and SupaJax — have jackpots that can reach tens of thousands of credits.

What Do the Winning Hands Pay?
Every online video poker game has a payout table that tells you how much the different winning video poker hands pay out. As you might expect, the payouts vary from game to game. A flush pays 10 coins in Deuces Wild, 15 in Deuces & Joker, 20 in Double Joker, 25 in All Aces, 30 in Bonus Poker Deluxe, 35 in Double Bonus Poker, and 40 in All American Poker. And don't think that one particular game must pay consistently higher or lower than another game. All American Poker pays more than Double Double Bonus Poker for a straight, but Double Double Bonus Poker pays more for a full house. As with all online casino games, there are pluses and minuses to all online video poker games.

Don't Forget Level-Up Pokers and Power Pokers

You can also choose to play the various online video poker games in different formats. In Level-Up video poker games, every winning hand takes you to a higher level where the payout table gets multiplied by higher amounts. And Power Poker games allow you to play up to 100 hands of your favourite video poker game at once. All of this is to add to your freedom to choose the online video poker game and format that's right for you.

Playing Video Poker Online — It's All About Fun

The purpose of this page is to introduce the wide variety of online video poker games available at All Slots Casino, to point out some of the differences between them, and to offer suggestions on what to look for in choosing a video poker game. It is not intended to overwhelm with too much information. You do not have to make a detailed mathematical analysis of the payout tables in order to enjoy playing video poker online. Just look over the games, pay attention to the wild cards and winning hands and payouts, and pick a game that looks like fun. After all, having fun is the main idea of playing video poker. And the truth is, no matter which game and which format you choose, you can't go wrong when you play video poker online at All Slots.

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