Though pretty straightforward, video poker is one of the games where a strategic approach can mean the difference between a large winning or a stream of losses although there is no garuantee of winning of course. The player who wants to make it in the game must pay heed to a number of established approaches that will guarantee winnings irrespective of skill levels. A good understanding of the rules that lay the basis for playing options is necessary in all cases.
In comparison with other card based games, video poker is a relatively new development due to recent advances in technology. The reasons behind this are pretty apparent especially taking into consideration that computer controlled video consoles were not possible up until the mid and late 70′s. This level of novelty has however not diminished the way the gambling public have taken on the game.
The recent increase in the number of online casinos offering playing options have contributed greatly to the popularity of the game given that it is automated and does not require a dealer. Notably for people who do not want to lose money in the process, some online offers allow people to play for virtual points in order to gain experience without losing money in the process. There is as well a rising trend where versions of the game can be downloaded allowing enthusiasts to play the game on the go, with or without an Internet connection.
Playing the odds strategically can ensure you win more of the time and limit the amount of losses you take on by changing the odds somewhat. As a general rule, the house edge on poker is decidedly low. In some cases, it is possible to limit the odds of the house winning to zero. In other words, adopting a winning odds strategy will amount to an almost assured possibility of making a winning every time you play.
Since over time the game has evolved to take on a number of variations, the possibility of winning or losing depends largely on the game variant you are playing as well as the strategies that are being applied. There are some quirks and approaches that are peculiar to each game variant. Combining these with the right mount of luck is a virtual guarantee that you will end up making more winnings than losses.
Deuces wild is one of the game formats that have widespread popularity in various online and offline casinos. Considering its pretty straightforward rules, it is easy to see why this is the case. One of the principal rules is that a two is considered a wild card and it therefore makes sense to hold on to any two that you are dealt until an opportune turn arises.
If you are playing the Jokers wild version of the game, there are some approaches that will increase you winnings in many circumstances. You need to remember that in this version, a King or an Ace has a high value, it being a Kings or better sort of game. If you are dealt a joker, hold on to it; the odds of getting it are once in ten at the very best. In addition, do not keep an inside flush as this can prove costly.
As far as the All American version of the game is concerned, it is worth remembering that straights and flushes pay better than other hands. Moreover, give a higher preference to inside straights as compared to two or one highs. In addition, this version of video poker gives you better odds if you hold any three cards to a flush of course.