Video Poker, the Game that Revolutionized the Concept of Playing Poker
Video Poker has been a favorite game ever since video poker machines were introduced in land-based casinos during the 1970s. The invention was brilliant, because people could finally play poker without the need for an actual table, playing cards and opponents. Instead, they could sit back, relax, and play by themselves against the computer at a much faster pace. You can even play multiple hands (up to 100 hands) at the same time and thus increase your potential return. Another great thing about online video poker is that it offers one of the highest house edges compared even to online blackjack. There are even some online video poker games that offer positive house edge, meaning you have the higher odds of winning then losing even at the very start.
Today, online casinos offer progressive video poker games too, which means you can win a jackpot of millions of dollars. All you need is a good understanding of how the game is played, some money to wager and you are ready to fight for the progressive jackpot that can change your life. And even if you don’t want to play progressive video poker, you can enjoy countless variations and play them at very low bet limits down to 25 cents.
Some of the more popular online variations that can give you a very favorable house edge if you play them with an optimal strategy are Deuces Wild (100.77%) and Jacks or Better (99.54%). These two variations can be found at virtually every online casino. Many of the online variations have special features with which you can win special payouts for an even greater return.