Video poker came to market when the combination of monitor and solid state CPU were already economical cost wise in 1970’s. It has a lot of resemblance with slot machines. For instance, both are user-friendly and there is no need for interaction amongst players and dealers. Although it has to though a rough road for this machine to get accepted by the players, it became widely known and was recognized throughout the 1980’s. Nowadays, these machines have permanent spots on casino floors all over the world.
Video poker is not merely a game of chance. A player must possess an element of skill to be able to win this game. The result of the game is always an effect of the player’s action wethher in casinos or online casinos. Although a deck of 52/53 cards are dealt in no particular pattern, the probable combinations can be predicted, the frequency can be calculated, thus, a good plan of action can be taken into place.
Like in any other casino game, it all starts in placing the bet. There are machines where you need to insert real money and the other one where a bar coded ticket paper ticket can be loaded with credit. Afterwards, the “Deal” button should be pressed. The player will have the option to either hold or discard one or more of the cards to be replaced by a new card drawn from the same deck. The machine will then assess the hand and will propose a payout if it matches one of the winning hands in the posted pay schedule.
With regards to the payouts, it really depends on the machine you are playing on. Normally, it is offered to a minimum hand of a pair of jacks. Meanwhile, pay tables divide among the payout on the basis of partly on how rare they are and on the complete theoretical gain the game operator chooses to offer. There are also machines that have progressive jackpots, typically for the royal flush. It makes the player bet more money and more frequently.
If you are wondering why casino owners still patronize this game even though there is a very high chance of being beaten by the players. The answer is simple. It is because despite of the high chance of winning, not all players know how to play “properly”. The casino has two options: to offer a game that will have best playersto make a profit in the long term or to offer low pay tables that can have small players as the market. Often choice is the second because they will be played no matter how high or low the amount of money the player has.
“Poker is not about just playing your hands. It is about playing your opponents.” This quote has become the central idea upon which professional poker players have made their living. It is a game that takes mental toughness more than anything else. This is why so many people are able to enjoy it leisurely and fiscally. Men and women of all ages can play. There are no gender or age restrictions.