Video Poker has become hugely popular since it first appeared in casinos in the 1980s. Now you can enjoy a number of different variants online and in land casinos, which give you the chance to develop your poker skills while winning a huge amount of money.
One of the most popular games is All American Video Poker. It is based upon Jacks or Better, but it offers enhanced payouts for straight flushes so you can win even more money.
As with most video poker games, the aim is to form the best five card poker hand possible. The first thing to do is select a coin size, and how many coins you wish to bet per hand. The more coins that you bet per hand, the more you can win.
After you have set your bet, you can click on ‘Deal’ to receive your first five cards. You then need to choose which of those cards you wish to hold, then click on ‘Deal’ again to replace the remaining cards. If your initial five cards contained a winning hand then those cards are automatically held. However, you can deselect them if you so wish. At the end of the round you will be receive your winnings if you have a successful hand.
The weakest possible hand that wins is a pair of Jacks or Better. It is followed by Two Pairs, Three of a Kind, Straight, Flush, Full House, Four of a Kind, Straight Flush and Royal Flush.
As mentioned, All American Video Poker offers enhanced payouts for Straight Flushes. If you are betting a single coin per hand it will payout 200x and this increases by 200x with each coin bet up to a maximum of 1000x when betting five coins. The game’s top payout is 4,000x for a Royal Flush when you are betting with five coins.
You also have the chance to double your money after every winning hand by playing a little game. Simply pick from four facedown cards to find one that is higher in value than the face-up card, and your winnings will be doubled!