The Magic of Online Video Poker at ZAR Casino

What if you really wanted to enjoy some online poker, but didn’t feel like committing to the potentially long rounds of betting? Why, you’d probably settle for Video Poker instead! This phenomenal game includes all the fun and excitement of traditional Poker, even mostly using the same rules, but strips away most of the fuss otherwise associated with the game. Which is to say; there are no other players, and no drawn out rounds of betting.

You have likely already seen the physical electronic Video Poker consoles at the local pub, and may have even enjoyed a few rounds. But to play on a console you, of course, also have to make a trip to the pub. Online Video Poker means that all the same fun is available, but without having to also sit at a bar. Heck, you can play in your living room, dressed in nothing but your underwear, if you feel like it. That is the delight of the casino games available at ZAR Casino.

How to Play Online Video Poker

Online Video Poker plays out in the exact same way as traditional Poker, but let’s go over the rules to make it easy. You are dealt a hand of 5 cards, and then are allowed to choose which cards you would like to keep. The other cards will be redrawn, leaving you with a final hand of 5.

Payouts are made depending on the value of the final hand, with the better the Poker hand, the higher the payout. Hence, it is 5 Card Stud, but without having to bet against other players, making it the fastest version of the game.

Scoring Big Payouts

There are a few different versions of Video Poker available at ZAR Casino, including Triple Double Bonus Poker, Joker Poker, Jacks or Better Poker, and the ever-popular Deuces Wild Bonus Poker. It is a good idea to check how exactly each of these versions work, since when you’re playing Poker online for real money you certainly want to understand the rules.

With that being said, Video Poker generally tends to follow the standard rules of the game. This means that hand value is mostly universal, giving you an idea of what you are aiming for. 5 of a kind will generally always be the highest paying hand, assuming that the version isn’t working via alternative, special rules. The next most valuable set will be the straight flush, followed by 4 of a kind, and a full house. The slightly lesser valued hands for Video Poker online are a flush, a straight, 3 of a kind, 2 pairs, and a pair.

Tips for Winning

Video Poker is such a beloved game because it is not only an easily understood set of rules, but also happens to benefit from the same knowledge used in traditional Poker. With that being said, it is a system largely based around luck.

Though, researching deeper will provide some interesting strategies and clever approaches. Full strategy guides exist online, indicating what the probability is of hitting each valuable hand, based on the cards dealt. These guides aren’t a sure-fire way to beat the system but are certainly worth a closer look.

Give this video poker in South Africa a try at ZAR Casino and see why it’s a player favourite.