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Video Poker

Play Free Online Video Poker games with pay tables equal or better than those you will find at your favorite Las Vegas casinos.

You can choose from a variety of Standard online video poker games to Power Poker that varies from 4 hands to 100 hands.

How to play Video Poker in the Cash Back Casino

Game Rules

Poker at an Online Casino is what you get if you cross Stud Poker with a slot machine and throw in a few wild cards.  It's fast, almost like playing Stud, and you've got a huge range of options.  To start, select either single play, where one hand is dealt at a time, or the more challenging, quadruple play, where four hands are dealt at once.  The Video Poker games consist of the following: Jacks or Better, Tens or Better, Joker Poker, Deuces Wild and Aces & Faces. 

Each of these games has a multi-hand (a total of four hands) alternative where you have better chances to get a good hand.  First, choose your bet.  This bet will be same amount for each hand.  For example, if you choose $1 coin, you will risk a total of $4, one dollar for each hand. 

When the cards are dealt, you will play the first hand choosing which cards to keep.  These cards will remain in all the hands and new cards will be dealt to replace those you discard. 

Some machines have an additional bet when you've won.  You can risk your winnings (or half) to double the amount you won.  If you decide to go into this bet, you will have to beat the Casino in a highest card game.

As with most forms of Poker, the objective of the game is to get the best hand possible.  The payoffs are marked right on the face of the Video Poker machine so it's a fast lesson in what the hand ranks are.  All Video Poker variations rank hands the same, though some variations may add an extra rank or two. 

The first thing to note is that the game graphic interface shows you the payoff for each betting level.  Invariably, playing Max Bet pays off better, overall, than any of the lower multiples. 

Each game has its own personality and rewards a particular kind of play.  Also, the machines let you play anything from 0.25? through $5 "coins," with the payoffs improving at the high end of the scale.  So if you know Poker hands and take the time to learn your game, Video Poker is fast, fun and rewarding.  Players should keep in mind that each game has its own strategy.

Placing a Bet

As with a slot machine, betting is pretty straight forward in Video Poker.  On any given machine you can choose from 0.25? up to $5, with either the BET ONCE or BETMAX buttons.

First, select the denomination you wish to play from the four choices: 0.25?, 0.50?, $1 and $5.  The buttons are located just above the reel windows on the slot machine. 

Next, choose the amount of coins you wish to play by hitting the BET ONCE button up to the maximum allowed (i.e.  if the coin you are playing with is $1, then by playing three coins, you will be wagering $3).  The odds table will highlight the odds column that applies to the amount of coins you are going to play.

By hitting MAXBET you will wager 5 times (5 coins) the amount of the coin you have chosen to play. 

Playing the Game

After selecting the amount to bet, press DEAL to start the game (or you can hit MAXBET and start the game with a 5 coins wager).  Five cards will be dealt, and you have to do 2 actions:

  1. Hold Cards: You must hold or discard as many cards as you want.  To do this, you can press the HOLD button below the card you want to hold, or just press the card itself.  To deselect a held card, you do the same process as before, press the HOLD button or the card.
  2. Deal Final Hand: Press DEAL to discard the cards you don't want to hold and replace them with new ones.

You will receive the amount of coins indicated by the highest hand you can form with the cards in your final hand.

Some Video Poker machines will give the opportunity of doubling your winnings.  After showing the amount you won, a dialog box will appear, showing you three options you can choose:

Double:

Risk the total winning for a double or noting bet.

Half:

Risk half of the total winning for a double or noting bet.

Collect:

Don't wager your winning.

If you choose this additional bet, new cards will be dealt, all face-down except the first representing the house card.  You have to beat the house card by choosing a card with higher value (of the face-down cards).  If you win, the double of the amount you bet will be granted to you.  The double down option will appear a maximum of 3 times if you win. 

Exiting the Game

Click EXIT to leave the game and return to the Casino Lobby.  You cannot leave a game until it's finished.