Poker and pokies are brought together beautifully in Video Poker, with instant action combined with strategic thinking creating an irresistible new game format. The best way to enjoy it if you are playing online or on a mobile device in New Zealand is, naturally, at Euro Palace Casino!
Video Poker is a lot younger than many other casino games, having first been seen on land in the 1970s when new technology made games on video screens more possible. Since the original Jacks or Better game many versions have arisen, each with their own nuanced details.
The games at Euro Palace offer great graphics and functionality, which makes them even more enjoyable to play. The impressive bonuses and payouts that come along with them don’t do any harm either, it must be said.
In every game, the first thing you do is bet up to 5 coins. You will then see 5 cards, dealt from a single deck; appear on your screen at the same time. This is the pokies-like part of the game. Your goal is to build the highest hand that you can, according to standard Poker rankings.
The strategic part of Video Poker lies in the fact that, once you have seen your cards, you have a single chance to keep or exchange as many of them as you wish to. Once you’ve done this, the round is over and you are paid out according to the cards in your final hand and how much you bet in the first place.
The game can be enjoyed in its own right, for its own entertainment and wins, or it can be used as a way to practice for more complex table Poker games. You are not going against a dealer or any other tablemates, so you don’t need to worry about bluffing or figuring out tells, and you can only make one move in a round, which keeps things simple.
However, the hand rankings are the same as in table Poker, and Video Poker games give you a good chance to get familiar with them so that when you move on to the more complicated games they are almost second nature. Think of it as learning the alphabet before reading a complex novel.
As well as the original Jacks or Better title, we offer several other single-hand and multi-hand varieties at Euro Palace. These include Tens or Better, Louisiana Double, All Aces, Aces and Eights, Aces and Faces, Deuces Wild and many more Video Poker titles.
For every version of the game, there is an optimal strategy that you can find in detailed tables. These show you exactly which cards to keep and which to exchange for every possible combination of cards that you are dealt, and will go a long way to developing your insight and helping you win. Launch your Video Poker, and possibly also your table poker, journey with Euro Palace Casino New Zealand now!