Video Poker is a simplified form of the 5-card stud poker variant with the addition of a slot like “spin” mechanic. Although the game requires some knowledge of winning poker hands, the format allows for even poker newcomers to pick up the game quickly. Pigss Peak Online Casino features a number of exciting video poker titles to choose from on the casino’s Desktop, Browser and Mobile casino platforms.
Useful casino game links:
The simplistic gameplay of video poker was first put into practise with the development of Sittman and Pitt’s first automated casino game in 1891. However, with the first slot being developed soon afterwards, the mass adoption of the format would have to wait another century with the introduction of the information age. This casino game format was perfectly suited for the early video screen casino machines of the 1980s and early 1990s. It was, as a result, no surprise that with the development of computer technology and the internet, video poker was one of the first games to be launched with Microgaming’s first online casino platform.
How to Play
The mechanics of video poker are fairly straightforward. A round starts when a player selects the amount he would like to wager and then starts the round by clicking Deal. The player will then have 5 cards displayed to them. They then have the opportunity to hold (keep) between 0 and 5 of the cards displayed moving into the next phase of the round. Once a player is happy with their hold cards, they would then click Draw to complete a round. Any winnings owed will then be payed out to the player.
Although there is a large element of luck involved in winning, players can also implement basic video poker strategy. This strategy dictates a hand by hand playing strategy and can be found on a number of casino game strategy websites.
Popular online video titles
Piggs Peak Online Casino offers over 30 exciting online video poker titles to choose from. Although the basic play mechanics of each is identically themed, jackpot amounts and unique mechanics give each game clear differentiators.
The top three most popular online video poker games:
- Jacks or Better
- Aces & Faces
- Double Double Bonus Poker