January 13, 2014
If you are a beginner in the casino game of video poker then you might find yourself somewhat overwhelmed by the number of variations available. Each machine will have a different variation of the game available.
The great advantage to having a variety of different types of games to play is that you can learn ahead of time what the payout amount is on the machine and choose which one suits you more. While there are indeed a lot of various ways to play there are some more popular ones you may want to get acquainted with in the beginning.
Beginners to the game would probably find the easiest one to begin learning would be the one referred to as “Jacks or Better”. In this case, the winner would be the person with a hand that is either Jack or higher. If no one holds the Jacks then the winner would need to hold a hand of Queens, Kings or Ace’s in order to win.
Once you begin to become comfortable in the game you might want to advance to a variant called “Aces and Eights” with similarities to the other version this one will allow its players three more plays. The payout you will receive at the end of the game will depend on the hand you are dealt. In the case of this version, the best hand you could receive would be four of a kind for anything more than the ace, seven or eight cards.
The bonus games are often a favorite of players. The “Double Bonus” offers players extra hands or as the title suggests double bonuses. When playing a version such as this four of a kind cardholders still come out on top.
To further increase the excitement of the double bonus version poker gamblers can also choose to play the “Double Double Bonus” this game is simply an extension of the other. As its title suggests you will be offered the opportunity to play even more hands.
The number two card also known as the deuce plays a big part in the “deuces wild” version of the game. As its name would suggest the player who has the number two card is able to use it freely as its value is wild giving it the ability to turn into any card necessary in order to win the game.
There are many more versions of the game available to fans. A great place to begin learning is to check out the Internet which offers numerous different fan favorite sites. Often, folks can find sites that offer them the opportunity to learn free of charge while they are acquiring their new skill.
There is a great deal of terminology and rankings to learn. Understanding the Royal Flush, Straight Flush, Full House, Four of a Kind and Pairs among the others are very important starting points. All seasoned players will tell you that understanding the different hands is probably the most crucial part of poker regardless of which version you are playing. By recognizing what cards you hold you will increase your chances of winning.