Video Poker VariationsWritten by Mahal Ramapois
Unlike many other more “social” casino games, video poker is more of a solo game. There are quite a few varieties of online video poker games that VegasUSA online casino offers, such as Jacks or Better, Aces & Faces, Deuces Wild and Double Joker. Although there are quite a few different types of games, they are all relatively similar in nature because of their simple rules. This short article will deal with a few variations of online video poker.
Jacks Or Better This game is generally regarded as best game to start out with when learning video poker for first time. The basic idea in this game is to get a pair of Jacks or higher and it is a fairly simple goal, especially for amateur players. Something many players forget, however, is that merely getting a pair of Jacks won’t really win you any money, except exact money that you put into machine initially. So real fun starts when you start getting higher ranking hands!
Deuces Wild In this game, a standard 52-card deck is used. All four 2’s (referred to as deuces) are then designated as wild cards. The minimum rank for a winning hand is three of a kind because of bonus of four deuce wild cards.
The Fine Print Behind Online Gambling Bonus OffersWritten by Mahal Ramapois
If you have never opened an account with an online casino, poker room, or sports book you may be wondering if bonus offers are legitimate. We are all aware of wisdom in sayings, “If an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is” or “There is no such thing as a free lunch”. So what’s catch? When a casino offers you $100-$1000 in free money should you dismiss it, assuming that there are all sorts of strict requirements, making it too difficult to achieve pay-out? The quick answer is no. These offers are for real and in most cases required terms and conditions to receive pay-out are typically quite easy to achieve. Some are as simple as making small minimum deposit of $50 to $100. Some require, in addition to minimum deposit, a minimum, but achievable, level of play.
How are online gambling sites able to give away free money and remain in business? The answer is simple. In most cases they get entire bonus back and more. Casinos live by odds that all casino games are in their favor and that eventually you’ll lose your original deposit and bonus. Online poker rooms, on other hand, get bonus back by taking a rake (usually 5%) of every pot.
Let’s take a look at various “free money” offers and requirements for full cash-out access to money. The requirements (the catch) are found in terms and conditions of bonus offer on site.
No Deposit Required! Some casinos and poker rooms offer free money without any initial deposit requirements. These offers legitimate and you will be able to play at all real money tables and slots. The typical catch is that you will need to make at least one deposit before bonus plus any winnings are released. For example, if you receive a $10 bonus and have $50 in winnings from that bonus, you will have to make a small deposit to your account before $60 is released for withdrawal.
First Deposit Bonus. To entice you to deposit real money into an online gambling site, a first deposit bonus is almost always offered. The interesting thing is not that they all do it, but very wide range of bonuses offered. You'll find one online site offering a 10% bonus while one of its competitors offers 200%. All online gambling sites have a maximum bonus limit. So a site that offers a measly 20% bonus could have their maximum bonus set to $200 (deposit $1000) while site that offers whopping 200% bonus could have a maximum bonus set to $100 (deposit $50).
Poker Room First Deposit Bonus. The catch for a poker room is that you will have to play a minimum number of raked hands and there may be a time limit. For example, to receive a $50 bonus you may have to play 100 raked hands in 60 days. The raked hand requirement is typically easy to achieve; however some of very large bonus offers are more difficult. Sometimes these large bonuses are paid in installments. For example, to receive a full $200 bonus poker room might require 500 raked hands with $20 released every 50 raked hands. If you're new to online poker, don't be discouraged by number of raked hands required; a typical online table will play 50 to 100 games per hour.