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Types of Video Poker

Video poker is fun and refreshing. If you are interested to play, you can easily find the game in any of the land based casinos or online casinos. It was during the 1980s that the game began to increasing popularity. There are several variations in a video poker game. This article will discuss some of the popular variations.

One of the most common variations in video poker games is known as Jacks or Better. A Full Pay Jacks or Better is also called 9/6 Jacks or Better. It is so because in case of a full house the payoff is 9 credits and in case of a flush the payoff is 6 credits.

The All American video poker version is inspired by Jacks or Better. It has greater payouts for straight flushes, straights and flushes but lesser payouts in case of full houses or two houses. The full pay versions used to be very common but were complex and difficult to master because of which they soon lost their popularity.

A version of the 6/5 Jacks or Better is Tens or Better. A pair of tens and not the pair of Jacks is the minimum paying hand for this version. Though Tens or Better and Jacks or Better have similar gaming strategies, the flush payouts and full house are very different.

In a game of poker, the wild cards are used to improve the poker hand by substituting some other hand. In Deuces Wild video poker game, al the two cards are considered as wild cards. In this variation the payout incase of four of a kind is almost 1/3 of the games payback percentage and the probability of getting four of a kind is about once every fifteen hands.

One of the versions of video poker with high payout percentage for four of a kind is Bonus Poker. This game itself has several other versions with varying bonus payouts depending on the ranking of four of a kind. The Double Bonus video poker is another variation of the popular Jacks or Better where a bonus is given for four aces. The full pay version of Double Bonus gives positive returns but because of its complexity very few players can play it well to take advantage of the positive returns.

There are several other variations of the game like Double Double Bonus, 9/5 Jacks or Better, 8/6 Jacks or Better, 8/5 Jacks or Better and the progressive Jackpot games.

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