Few people in the world know in depth the world of gambling, something that goes far beyond a simple bet or entertainment, involving a very particular logic and skills. Currently there are several games of chance that have been taking into the digital world and that they can be played on the Internet, as is the case of blackjack, video poker, different types of roulette, slots, baccarat, among others.



Each game has its own rules and dynamics, and there are different online casinos to play them, either for free, or pay. And the most important thing about all this is that you can play them without registering and no need for download. The online video poker was one of the precursors between these virtual games, which first appeared at the end of the 70s by combining various resources, such as television monitors at that time with a solid data processing.


The video poker has become over the years in one of the main attractions in all the casinos of the world, such has been its popularity, that the game has been replicated in different formats, either for mobile devices, computers, and Of course, new machines in physical casinos throughout the world. Over time the games of chance have been evolving and also expanding, up to the point of reaching different versions or modalities of the same game. Throughout this article we will dedicate ourselves to show you the rules you must fulfill to play the different modalities of these online games, and other tips, such as strategies and tricks for video poker.


The first thing you should know is that the game mode is completely different from the table poker, since everyone has its conditions. There are different styles of poker, among which must highlight the open poker, the closed, the shared card poker and the assortment poker. Of previously mentioned poker types one of the most played is the covered poker (five closed or draw poker), the seven open (also known as Seven-Card Stud), the Omaha (version in which four closed cards are delivered to the player of which he must use only two), and five communityists of which he must use three to form his game; To these you should also be added and made honorable mention Al Texas Hold’em, perhaps the most popular in the world, and the most played in international tournaments (in this style of poker there may be a maximum of 10 players per table, at each one is granted two cards, and then the flop is uncovered with three cards, then another in the turn, and one last one in the river), in these types of poker, unlike the video poker, it is important to have a good hand, But also know how to cheat the opponents, since you can win with the best hand, or hang them up their letters.


Now, having made a small tour of the different types of table poker, let’s focus one more time in the video poker, how do you play? Which are your principal characteristics? Certainly the game modalities of the video poker are very simple, although it should be noted that this is a clearly random game; Like his cousins ​​of table poker, video poker has different game modalities, the most popular of all is “Jacks or Better”, or in Australian (Jacks or Best), although there are also others, such as: All American, Tens or Better, Ases and Faces, or the Bonus Poker, and although in all these game modality it is the same, the payment tables are different, therefore you must pay attention to the type of video poker that you find yourself playing, to follow one or other game strategy. These tables are always present on all Poker video machines, or on the same online poker video site. Now, yes, we already know, you already understand the difference between online poker video types, but surely you will want to know the game rules and the tricks that you can apply to win, well, more it is worth reading .


You already know the most important thing, or well, part of the most important thing, you have to look at the type of video poker to establish a game strategy according to the pay table, and well, how many credits do you need for each roll? If you already know the type of video poker you are playing, either online or live, payment or free, it is important that you choose the number of credits for you to bet on each move (if you are playing with real money, of course Decision is more important). You can choose between 1 and 5 credits for each roll, and the values of these credits can be modified in each play. Thus, under this dynamic, the greatest possible prize is achieved by betting the maximum of credits and getting a color staircase to the AS, also called real staircase. Although we are going to be sincere, this happens once in a million, if it is not less.


Do you still have doubts? Well, do not worry, here we will show you step by step how to perform the movements of the video poker; The first thing you have to do is choose the number of credits you are going to play, for this you have to tighten the button to distribute letters (you will surely have the name of deal On the machine or on the virtual platform). 5 cards will appear on the screen, and the goal is to get the best winning combinations represented in the prize table (this is the way to duplicate your credits and be able to continue betting more, or withdraw your profits). After appearing, the 5 initial cards will have the right to make Descartes, this is one of the most important parts in the Poker video, you have to make the most successful decision that allows you to build a good game. You can discard one, two, three, four or the five cards if you wish (although of course this is not the most recommended); Below each letter of the retain button (HOLD), and you must press it in each letter you want to preserve; Then you will press the distributor button, then the final hand will be released by changing the letters not saved by the new ones. This is the time that decides everything, if after this cast you get a winning combination of those that appears in the table, you will add credits corresponding to your bet, and what the table indicates. But, on the other hand, if you do not achieve any of these combinations, you will naturally lose your bet.


The question is totally valid, and the answer is yes, yes you can double the bet. If you get a combination of those established in the profit table, the Poker video machine will give you the possibility to duplicate your profits, for this the machine will propose some challenge of those arranged in your system, some of the challenges are the following :

  1. On the screen you will show 5 letters, only one of them will be discovered. At that time you will have to choose one of the 4 covered cards, if the value of the letter that is chosen is greater than that of the uncovered letter, you will win the challenge and bend your profits; If, on the contrary, you lose, you also lose all the profits of the last bet.
  2. There is a second option, on this the screen shows a letter upside down, and your mission will be to hit if the card of the letter is red (either, hearts or diamonds), or if it is black (spades and clovers. To be Victorious, the machine will give you a new opportunity to bend you earned until that moment, all the times as you want, with the condition that if you get to lose, you will lose everything (you can also decide to stop when you want it).


There are also certain video poker machines that offer a couple of options at the time of bending the bet:

  1. Fold, play to bend everything lived (explained above).
  2. Fold in half: which is another variant in which half of what is earned, and only half bet; That is, half of the livestock is added to the balance, and the other half enters double or nothing bet. As a general rule Video poker machines with the option to “bend” and “double half”, will ask us whenever we win if you want to bend or fold half of what you lived so far.


Yes, we know, and you should also be very clear if you are reading this article, in the gambling nothing is written, you can spend anything, precisely that is why they are called “from chance”. And although luck often plays in favor or against, you can apply certain tricks to have more likely to beat in any game, which also includes video poker.

The first thing we recommend is that at first practices a lot with a free game until you fully understand the game methodology, this will help you not to make foolish mistakes when you play with real money. It is also important that you understand the average loss, in this way you can play with real expectations and know how much you can win and lose in a day (if you plan to play continuously). Understanding the probabilities of poker is also extremely important to make better discard decisions, for example, mentioned above: the odds of taking a color ladder are actually from 1 at 40,000, instead a poker can leave once every hour ( Approximately), well, it is also good to know that when you stay with 4 cards and one is discarded, the chances that you receive a letter of the same value are quite high. These small data can contribute a lot of information when making decisions.


Now that you are already a little more familiar with the game, we will give you certain important tips and tricks to overcome the video poker:

  1. First of all it is important to review the payment tables, it is the first thing you should do, because the machines tend to favor casinos and to overcome you have to find the logic of payments in each modality.
  2. Start the maximum coins in each hand, this will make you earn reward points in a faster way that will amplify the effect of winning hands.
  3. Use a strategy list, this will help you make better decisions at the time of discards in your hands.
  4. Take into account the inverse forecast, that is, the amount of money that is “returned”. To keep in mind, a video game Poker offers an inverse forecast of 99%, that is, it will return 99 for every 100 dollars at stake. The higher the inverse forecast, the more the player will accumulate over time. I recommend playing exclusively to Poker games with an inverse forecast of 99% or higher. Variance is the intensity with which oscillations occur in an account. Games with a low variance, such as jotas or better basic or the Wild Deucement, allow the player account to experience subtle reductions.


Of course this is a personal decision, but as we have told you, it is important to start playing free to understand the operation of the machines and then move to those of payment with real money, after all, nobody plays to lose, not ? We all want to beat the machine, that is the larger challenge.