No card game appeals to the imagination as much as poker does. Unsurprisingly, this classic card game made its way to slot machines (or ‘slots’) quite a while ago in the form of video poker, a particularly popular combination of slots and draw poker. Do you feel like giving video poker a shot? This article tells you everything you need to know!
Poker on a screen
Video poker has been around since the seventies, when it was first introduced to the world in – where else – Las Vegas. Many variations have emerged over the years, but the most popular versions are without a doubt Jacks or Better and Deuces Wild (where the deuces count as wild cards). Today, almost all poker machines are equipped with a video screen, so the game can be played with 52 cards.
A good hand always wins
Although there are many variants of video poker out there, the fundamentals remain the same. You’re always dealt five cards, and you may exchange your cards with each draw in order to improve your hand. You can exchange as few or as many cards as you like.
Choosing the right poker strategy
Just like any other form of poker, video poker is based entirely on probability. To maximize your chances of winning, it is important to stick to a solid poker strategy. Playing poker on so-called ‘gut feelings’ usually doesn’t amount to much. Tip: there are plenty of online strategy charts for video poker that you can use as a starting point.
The differences between video poker and draw poker
Video poker and draw poker are quite similar, but there are a few differences you just can’t afford not to know. First of all, never forget that you’re playing with and against a computer. Secondly, know that you get paid according to your hand. Last but not least, some video poker machines offer you the chance to win a progressive jackpot – which increases with each game.
Enjoy a game of video poker at Grand Casino Brussels Viage
Would you like to find out how good you are at video poker? Grand Casino Brussels Viage is the place to be! Our video poker machines are available 7/7. Combine your game with a delicious dinner in our restaurant and some yummy cocktails to enjoy your evening to the max!