You won't have to search hard for video poker machines while you are in a casino. Players will find these machines alongside the normal slot machines. The primary thing that you should do is to look for a good machine for video poker, a good video poker machine is not determined by the amount of payout but would be the machine that has low house advantage compared to other machines for video poker. After you have got the machine with low house advantage, you would hopefully find the one with more payout too. Winning video poker requires time and skills as well as winning traditional poker game.
Selecting the right video poker machine
While searching for a video poker game that has low house advantage, one should first determine the payout of each machine that is posted on top of the video screen. Then compare how much does the flush pays on one coin and the full house pay with one coin. You would want to end your search on machines that pay you 9 coins for full house and 6 coins for flush, this type of machine is called 9/6 machine.
In 9/6 machine if you insert one coin and win nine coins in the full house and win 6 coins if you get a flush. This would be the best machine for Jack or Better. You may also find machines where the payout is only 8/5.
Why would someone want to play on a machine which pays you only 8 coins for the full house, since the machine beside you pays 9 coins for the full house? You are increasing your chance to win money in playing video poker by finding a game like 9/6 Jacks or Better machine.
For different video poker games which were mentioned earlier, one will have to search the payout schedule and then compare the same with other games of similar type in order to find out the low house advantage games. Only for the Jacks or Better machines, you should compare the flush payouts/the full house among the 2 machines.
The best games
Every casino would have hundreds of different video poker games to choose from. Based on the payout percentage of these games and the pay charts of the games, there are a few games which turn out to be better than the rest of the games because of the type of advantages that they offer to the players. Given below are some of the most lucrative video poker games which you can try to find out in a casino.
- Double Bonus
- Full-Pay Deuces Wild
- Jacks or Better
When maximum coins are inserted and a perfect strategy is applied, these machines would pay 99.5%, 100.2% and 100.8% respectively. One should find these games and then play them. Even though it might seem to be a boring idea to spend time studying all the different machines in the casinos, it is well worth the effort. At the end of the day, the right game and the right machine would be the main reason for you hitting a jackpot with the royal flush.