Sitting Down To Play
Which Video Poker Machine
Making your first choice of which Video Poker machine to play can often
be a daunting one. From what you've read so far on this site, you already
know that the payout for each hand is important, and every distinct payout
schedule deserves to be looked at and analyzed. For this reason, as a
beginner, your best bet is to stick to a tried and true machine.
Decisions are what Video Poker is all about. Much like Blackjack, another
game of skill, what you choose to do with what you're presented on each
hand has a direct effect on your chances of winning that hand. As this
skillfulness in decision-making varies, so too does the house edge.
Video Poker Payback Volatility
Short-term fluctuations are both the bad side and the beautiful bit of
Video Poker. They're the bad bit when you sit down to play, lose a few
hands in a row and have to walk away a hundred bucks down. They're beautiful
when you realize you're up by a bunch after only 20 minutes and decide
now would be a good time to leave.
or Better Strategy Card
To use this strategy you simply look at the hand you've been dealt, then
compare it the list. The highest hand on the list that it matches are
the cards you should keep. So start at the top of the jacks or better
strategy card list and work down until you've found a match. Keep the
combination of cards that matches the listing and discard the rest.
Deuces Wild Strategy Card
For Deuces Wild you have to present two different strategy chars based
on the number of deuces in your initial hand. If you're confused as to
what 'two gaps' means, read up on our Jacks or Better strategy card page.