If you're looking for a place to play casino video poker, visit our real
money video poker page which lists a few good options. This page is
about casino Video Poker, and the waves of information you need to wade
through to get your head around playing at the casino.
Casino Video Poker machines can number in the hundreds in a single room,
and as you probably already know, not all machines are created equal.
Our task is not as blindly frustrating as that faced by slot machine players
thankfully. For slot machines the casinos are allowed to advertise a payback
percentage of their machines, but this advertise number is an aggregate,
either an average of all the machines or of a subset. As a result slot
machine players are hoping the machine they choose might have a good payback
Casino Video Poker gives a much more solid indicator. The pay schedule
for every game variation may be a little different, and they define the
house edge for the machine. But you aren't able to calculate the payback
percentage by just glancing at the pay schedule, you would either have
to feed that pay schedule into a piece of software, or compare it to precalculated
percentages you may have on cards.
Basically, to be smart you should know what casino Video Poker machine
you want to play before you ever get to the casino. You should pick one
that has a good return percentage, and that you have the strategy
Many casino Video Poker machines accept slot club cards. If you're not
a slots player and are unfamiliar with the idea of a players club, just
ask any of the casino staff to tell you about it. Basically it lets you
track your play, so when you're done playing Video Poker for the night,
you can take your card, prove to the casino what a loyal patron you are,
and let them give you something! Depending on how much you play that something
can range in value. It's most often a free meal or a free/reduced room
Using your slot club card is important, because it effectively adds a
tiny bit of value to every hand you play, and over time affects the house
edge of your play, as you're earning more over the same period of time.