Video Poker - Tips to Remember

Written by Tom McBroom

Video poker is an easy game to learn to play well, so do takerepparttar time to learnrepparttar 138589 basic draw strategy, as well asrepparttar 138590 best machines to play (the ones withrepparttar 138591 most favorable payout schedule). In addition,repparttar 138592 tips below will give you a better chance of winning and overall makerepparttar 138593 game more enjoyable.

+ Never keep a kicker (an extra card, often an ace) with any pair. This lowers your chance of drawing three of a kind.

+ Make certainrepparttar 138594 "hold" button shows for each card you want to hold before pushing repparttar 138595 draw button.

+ Make surerepparttar 138596 machine uses a "hold" button. Most do, but a few use a "discard" button instead, where you indicaterepparttar 138597 cards you want to discard by pushingrepparttar 138598 button instead ofrepparttar 138599 cards you want to hold.

Video Poker - Play Maximum Coins?

Written by Tom McBroom

The arguments are almost endless about whether or not to playrepparttar maximum number of coins on each hand in video poker. We'll attempt to make some sense of it for you.

In almost video poker machines,repparttar 138588 payout is proportionallyrepparttar 138589 same regardless ofrepparttar 138590 number of coins bet. In other words, if you have a winning hand that pays 10 for one coin bet, it will pay 20 for two coins bet, 30 for three coins bet, etc.

As a result, there is no advantage to playing more than one coin - WITH ONE EXCEPTION: A ROYAL FLUSH! If you hit a royal flush, you are almost always paid five timesrepparttar 138591 normal odds if you betrepparttar 138592 maximum coins.

For example, assume you're playing a machine that pays 200 for a royal flush with one coin bet. It will then typically pay 400 for two coins, 600 for three coins, and 800 for four coins. There is no advantage to playing, say, four coins instead of one becauserepparttar 138593 payout is exactly four timesrepparttar 138594 one coin payout.

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