Free Online Video Poker is changing the face of the game
When the Internet first became a casino playground, my ears perked up,
as did my heart-rate, and there was a burning question in my mind: what
would Vegas think? I knew free online Video Poker was coming. The Vegas
tycoons who spend literally billions of dollars a year to distract the
hell out of us while we play their already biased games
they think when they saw us, the same patrons, playing the same games,
in an environment we create for ourselves? I'm thinking they would have
started to sweat.
When people think about the house edge in a casino, they think of the
theoretical number that is the difference between the house payout and
the house hold. What people don't think about are all of the variables
that contribute to the house hold; there's a lot more to it than just
This is why free online video poker is changing the face of the game.
Video Poker, while a one-player game, is just as susceptible to the pitfalls
of Vegas distractions as any other game. Let's think about some variables
you probably haven't considered before.
Alcohol is a judgment impairer. Why then, is it pushed upon gamblers
so heavily? The casinos make more money off of drunken gamblers than sober
Casinos are big, big spaces. Why are there no windows? There are no windows
for the same reason there are no clocks. The casino doesn't want you to
know how long you've been playing for. They don't want you to see that
it's gone from day to night outside, or vice versa. Gamble at home. Put
a clock in front of you.
Do casinos offer free play versions of their Video Poker machines for
you to practice on until you've mastered the strategy for the specific
game variation? No? Interesting. Free online video poker games are commonplace,
and when offered by an online casino they often have the same odds and
game-play as the real money online version.