Video Poker Online At WildFortune Casino
Video poker games offer the perfect blend of a classic casino experience and state-of-the-art gambling technology. When you play video poker, you partake in a casino game that has been a gaming floor highlight for ages. You also get the perks of the latest in online gambling mechanics and graphics that only the newest casino titles can give you.
When you play at WildFortune Casino, you get all of that and then some. Our video poker titles come from leading software providers in the online gaming industry. They boast the most up-to-date gambling technology but also stay true to those cherished video poker classics we all know and love.
And that's just the tip of our video poker iceberg. We have tons of super-enticing video poker titles. We also provide you with a handy casino game filter to go through them all and find the one you need. Our search tool allows you to narrow down the selection of games to the best video poker titles. It then lets you search by the software provider and find the video poker game you fancy instantly. How great is that?
Read on to find out more about video poker games and how to make the most of them. We will give you all the info you need to have an exciting poker adventure you won't find anywhere else.
Alternatively, you can inform yourself about the particulars of online video poker a bit later and start your gambling adventure right away. Whatever you choose to do, you can be sure that you will have an unforgettable video poker experience. So, don't waste a minute more and get your video poker adventure off to a winning start now. Let's make it happen!
Types Of Video Poker
Video poker is one of those casino games that come in various shapes and sizes. There are many types of video poker and here we will look at the most popular ones.
Jacks or Better
Jacks or Better is one of the most popular video poker variants. It is called Jacks or Better because the minimum winning hand in it is a pair of jacks.
Bonus Poker is similar to Jacks or Better, as the minimum winning hand is a pair of jacks. However, unlike Jacks or Better, in Bonus Poker, the payouts for some of the Four of a Kind winning hands are more generous. To find out which Four of a kind hands pay out more, check the payout table.
In Deuces Wild, the Deuces or Twos act as Wild Cards. That means they substitute any card you need. For instance, if you get two Nines and two Deuces you have a Four of a kind. The minimum winning hand in Deuces Wild is Three of a kind.
Tens or Better
As the name implies, in Tens or Better the winning hands start from a pair of tens and above. That results in more frequent wins for players, so software providers adjust Tens or Better payout tables slightly to compensate for that.
Unlike the previous video poker variants played with 52-card decks, you play Joker Poker with 53 cards. As you might have guessed, that 53rd card is the Joker and you can use it as a Wild Card to stand in for any card you need.
Video Poker Rules
To say that the rules of video poker are simple would be an understatement. In fact, if you have ever played real-life poker, you will instantly get the hang of video poker too.
Each game of video poker starts with five cards dealt. You keep the cards you like by clicking on them. Then the game replaces the other cards - the ones you didn't hold.
If there are five cards you end the game and produce a winning poker hand, you are a winner too. The game will pay you out according to its payout table depending on the winning hand you have.
Before you get that payout, though, you might want to gamble your winnings and try to increase them. When you play video poker online, you have a chance to double and triple your winnings by playing in a Higher/Lower or Red/Black bonus round. In a nutshell, you get a card and have to guess whether the next card will be higher or lower / Red or Black. However, a word of caution - if you get your prediction wrong, you will lose all video poker winnings obtained in that hand.
Winning Hands In Video Poker
The great thing about playing video poker online is that you get the same winning hands as in real-life poker. In other words, if you know the basic rules of poker, understanding when you are a video poker winner will be a breeze.
Here are the winning hands you get when you play video poker online ordered from highest to lowest:
- Royal Flush - Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten all in the same suit
- Straight Flush - Five cards ordered in a sequence - all in the same suit
- Four of a Kind - Four cards of the same value/rank
- Full House - Three of a Kind and a Pair
- Flush - Five cards in the same suit (not in a sequence)
- Straight - Five cards in a sequence (not in the same suit)
- Three of a Kind - Three cards of the same value/rank
- Two Pairs - Two different pairs of the same value/rank
- Jacks (Tens) or Better - A pair of Jacks (Tens) or Higher
As you can see, the best hand in video poker, just like in real-life poker, is the royal flush. The straight flush, four of a kind, and full house are excellent video poker hands.
The only winning hand difference you will notice when you play video poker online is that you cannot win with a high card or a pair lower than two Jacks (or Tens in Tens or Better).
Video Poker FAQs
- What is video poker?
Video poker is a five-card casino game that's similar in appearance to an online slot. Within the game, you try to create winning poker hands from the two five-card hands you get. The winning hands in video poker are almost identical to those in real-life poker and include royal flush, straight flush, four of a kind, full house, etc.
- How to play video poker?
You play video poker by discarding the cards you don't like and keeping the ones you think will help you get a winning poker hand after the first five cards have been dealt. Next, you receive replacements for the cards you discarded. If you have a winning hand after getting the second set of cards you will be paid out according to the game's paytable.
- What is a royal flush in video poker?
A royal flush is the highest value hand in poker. It consists of an Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten, all in the same suit.
- How to get a royal flush in video poker?
To get a royal flush you should keep high cards in the same suit once you get them. For instance, if you get a King, Queen, and Jack of hearts in the first hand, you should keep them and discard the two other cards. Next, keep your fingers crossed for the two replacement cards to be Ace and Ten hearts. If this strategy works you have your royal flush.
- Do I need special software to play?
No, you don't. To play video poker online you only need a desktop or mobile device connected to the internet. You can play any of our video poker games as soon as you click on them.
- How do I place bets with my money and get winnings?
First, make sure you have money in your online casino account. Then choose the video poker game you want to play. Enter your bet or select from the preset bet amounts the game offers as soon as you do that. Press Deal. If you get a winning hand, you can withdraw your winnings or use them to place new bets.
- Do you play video poker the same way you play real-life poker?
Video poker is similar to real-life poker, but it is not the same. Video poker casino variants have almost identical winning hands as five-card poker and most other poker versions. However, there are also some differences between the two games. For instance, video poker has a feature that allows you to gamble and increase the winnings you get. You can't do that in real life poker.
- What is hold?
You press Hold when you want to keep a card. By doing that you retain that card but replace all the others. You can hold more than one card at a time.
- Do poker strategies work in video poker?
Not all poker strategies work in video poker. For instance, if you are planning to bluff your way to winning, you can forget about it as bluffing has zero effect on video poker outcomes. However, if you have a tried-and-tested strategy when it comes to keeping and discarding cards to compile winning hands you can use it in video poker too.