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Video Poker Game Playing Structures

video-pokerThe game of Video Poker has been changing in regards to the ways players can play it online, and as such you are no longer faced with playing just one single hand per game played, you can choose to play with lots of different hands live and activated per game.

Not only that but with brand new multi level playing structures and even Video Poker game variants that offer progressive jackpots, if you are a fan of playing the very easy to understand game of Video Poker then you are going to have dozens of variants on offer.

Below is a complete overview of the many different types of playing structures offered on Video Poker games found in the online gaming environment, many of which can be played for free should you wish to master the way they work at no risk.

Single Hand Video Poker – Dozens of different single hand Video Poker games can be found at all of our listed online casino sites, however there is one important aspect of playing any of them that you need to be aware of.

The jackpot payout on many single hand variants is enhanced when you play five coins per hand, and as such that is the only way you should play these types of Video Poker games, play any number of coins less than five and you will be playing for a low payout percentage.

We are going to now introduce you to the Video Poker game variants on which you can play more than one hand per game, it is important to note that on certain multi hand games the pay tables may not be as generous or may be more generous that the single hand variants.

With this in mind we have highlighted below any major different in regards to the pay tables attached on some of the following multi hand Video Poker games offered on different gaming platforms.

3 Hand Video Poker Games – If you are playing at a NetEnt software powered casino site then do be aware the pay table found in play on their range of three hand Video Poker games, namely the Joker Poker, All American and Deuces Wild variants are lower paying that the single hand games, and as such sadly they are games you should never play.

4 Hand Video Poker Games – Microgaming have an impressive collection of 4 hand Video poker games. However do be aware that these games are listed as Power Poker games and not multi hand games.

10 Hand Video Poker Games – Be wary when playing at Playtech software powered sites for two of their 10 hand Video poker game variants have lower pay tables than their single hand variants, so never play their Jacks or Better or Aces and Faces 10 hand variants or you will be playing those lower paying games.

50 Hand Video Poker Games – It will be a Microgaming powered site you will need to play at should you fancy playing the biggest collection of 50 hand Video Poker games, these as mentioned above are classed as Power Poker games.

100 Hand Video Poker Games – You will find 100 hand Video Poker game variants offer at Real Time Gaming powered casinos as well as site powered by both Microgaming and Playtech. As you are playing so many hands when playing these variants you will find that the coin values can be lowered to more modest amounts than when playing the standard single hand variants, so playing any of them isn’t going to be too expensive.

The following video Poker game variants are found on at selected online casinos utilizing the gaming platforms provided by the companies listed below, which does of course mean you need to play at a casino using the listed gaming platforms should you wish to play any of the following games.

Level Up Video Poker Games – One aspect of playing Video Poker games online or in a land based casino is that you have to take a long term view of your playing strategy. Due to the likelihood of you being dealt the highest paying hand combination, which is usually the Royal Flush hand, being low, then whilst these games offer high payout percentages, you will only get to a point where you hit the RTP or exceed it when this jackpot paying hand is dealt out to you.

There is one new variant of Video Poker that has a unique playing structure and format and that is the Level-Up Poker games found in Microgaming powered casino sites. When you play this variant you have to pay for four possible hands before you set the game into live play.

If you win on the first hand dealt out to you then you move onto the second where a x2 multiplier boast the value of any hand combinations formed, if the second hand is a winning one you move up to the next level where a winning hand combination is boasted in value by x4, and if that hand wins you end up at the top level where any winning hand combination pays x8 its pay table listed payouts.
However, if you lose on any level then you also lose the extra stakes you wagered to set the game into play.

Progressive Video Poker Games – For the chance of winning some large jackpots when playing Video Poker games online then do consider playing at Playtech or Microgaming powered casinos, for both of these software providers offer a couple of progressive Video poker game variants.

However, do be warned that when playing any Video Poker game offered online the only way to win the jackpot is to put into play the maximum number of coins per hand you play. Failing to do so will mean you have no chance whatsoever of winning the progressives jackpot.

Also when playing any progressive jackpot paying Video Poker game variant you may have to put into play a different playing structure to take into account of the jackpot paying hand, which can and does vary depending on which variant you end up playing.

May 19, 2014 - Offer valid as of date published. T&Cs apply.