You must know the rules of the game you are
playing and the odds for the various hands.Once
you master these this game can be beaten. Start
by choosing one type of online video poker,
there are so many variations.
Maybe start with Jacks or better or deuces wild
the more widely played versions. The strategies
vary significantly between the variations.
2. Jacks or better is a base game for many versions
of online video poker so it's a good game to
Get your strategy right and you reduce the house
edge, get it even slightly wrong and you increase
the house edge.
There are a set number of mathematical rules
in any given strategy so apply them.
3. Every online video poker machine has a RNG
or a Random Mumber Generator which is the brains
of the machine and creates the hands as you
play, randomly of course.
In any given standard 52 card deck there are
2,598,960 different hands created. By varying
the paytable the house is able to maximize the
edge it has over its players.
Hence the reason players have to play the correct
strategy perfectly to remove this edge.
4. Playing this game on a serious basis would
require guts and money ( sounds like business
no ), well that's what it is, a business.
Learn to read paytables and determine which
machine has a great paytable that can bring
the odds in your favor.
5. How do you do this, read paytables? You cannot
perforn these calculations easily and so you
need to access software programs, books, strategy
books and tables which will do this for you
in an instant.
6. Use Software! Both experienced and inexperienced
players will benefit immensely from using software.
Software programs will tell you the odds of
getting a particular hand given 5 cards.
You will be able to make an informed decisinon
on what to keep and what to discard. You would
be amazed at how many time you have gotten it
wrong using your common sense rather than using
software for a mathematically accurate calulation.
7. Funnily the more difficult and complicated
strategies are usually more accurate than the
simple ones. However apart fro using software
be sure to choose the right video poker machine
to play at, those that have very loose paytables.
8. Be sure to play with maximum coins as there
is always a bonus when doing so. Can't afford
it? Play a machine with a lower denomination.
9. Remember its a fair game mathematically and
as such maths can beat it.
10. The RNG is such that with every spin of
the wheels every hand has an equal probability
of coming so a royal flush has an equal probaility
of coming right after it has come once. No such
thing as a hot or cold machine. Others would
swear otherwise though.
11. Take all the freebies and bonuses you get,
they help towards reducing the house advantage.
12. NOTE: there are video poker machines more
generous than others because of the paytable
- find them!