Different versions of the Video Poker Games by Online-Casinos.com

The popularity of video poker has evolved the game into several different versions. The best known video poker version is the Jacks or Better machine, but if you're looking for something a little different; why not try Deuces Wild Video Poker, Joker Poker, Aces & Faces or another fun alternative?

Video Poker Games

There are several different variations of video poker games, and most of them are played from a 52 card deck. Some video poker games will automatically determine the best poker hand to keep - and some will automatically "hold" those cards for you. There's Jacks or Better video poker, Deuces Wild video poker, Jokers Wild video poker, Aces and Faces video poker, Tens or Better and more - not to mention progressive video poker machines - so there should be something for everyone. Below I will explain what some of the different versions of video poker games are all about.

Jacks or Better Video Poker

Refers to the fact that the lowest (or least valuable) standard poker hand that will payout in this game is Jacks or Better, a hand containing at least a pair of Jacks or higher.

Deuces Wild Video Poker

Deuces Wild Video Poker got its name because the deuces in the deck (those cards with a face value of 2) can stand in for any other card of any suit. It's like having 4 jokers available.

Tens or Better

Tens or Better has no wild cards, and pays out a maximum of 4000 coins for a Royal Flush. Refers to the fact that the lowest (or least valuable) standard poker hand that will payout in this game is Tens or Better, a hand containing at least a pair of Tens or higher.

Aces and Faces

Is a standard video poker game with extra high payouts for Four of a Kind, payouts made of Aces or Face cards (Kings, Queens and Jacks).

Deuces and Joker Poker

Refers to the fact that the deuces in the deck (those cards with a face value of 2) are wild, along with a Joker in the deck. The joker is the 53rd card.

Louisiana Double Poker

Plays exactly like any other Video Poker, except that the deck of cards used contains a special 53rd card. This is the Double Card. If you are holding this card with other cards that form a winning combination, the payout of your winning hand is doubled.

Jokers Wild Video Poker

Is yet another game variant where a joker is added as a 53th card to the traditional 52 card deck. The joker is a wild card and can be used to substitute for any other card.

Double Joker Poker

Refers to the fact that there are 54 cards in the deck used in this game, instead of the normal 52. The extra cards are Jokers, which act as wild cards.

Joker Poker

Refers to the fact that there are 53 cards in the pack used in this game, instead of the normal 52. The 53rd card is a Joker, which acts as a wild card.

Triple Double Bonus Video Poker

Pays only 2 to 1 on three of a kind, instead of the 3 to 1 we know from regular Jacks or Better. This works for the casino in terms of odds. On the other hand Four Aces, along with a 2, 3 or 4 as the fifth card, pays 4,000 coins for a five-coin bet instead of the 2,000-coin return on Double Double Bonus Poker.

Double Double Bonus Poker

Has a long run expected return of 100.15% with proper play. It's a very popular and volatile game due to so much of the payback being concentrated in the four-of-a-kind payoffs: Four 5's thru K's pay 50-to-1 - Four 2's thru 4's pays 80-for-1 and Four Aces pays 160-for-1.

Loose Deuces

Is yet another variation of the classic Jack's or Better video poker game. The Loose Deuces video poker games offers 4 wild cards that can be used to improve your hand.

Bonus Deuces

Is a video poker variant that is very similar to regular deuces wild. In bonus deuces wild 2's are wild cards and there are a special payline in the paytable for 5 of a kind.

Aces and Eights

Is played with a standard 52 card deck. Payouts start with a pair of Jacks or Better, and the deck contains no wild cards. The Payouttables in Aces and Eights get interesting with four of a kind: Any four of a kind pays 25-1. Four 7's pays 50-1and Four Eights or Aces pays 80-1.

There are several other versions of video poker including Double Bonus Poker - Jackpot Poker - Double Joker Poker and Deuces Super Double Bonus, Double Jackpot, Bonus Poker Deluxe and Joker Poker just to name a few.

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