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Video poker is a very popular game. I think one of the reasons for this is that this game offers you the chance of a big win even with a small bet. Read on and learn more about why the video poker game is such a popular casino game.

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Royal Straight Flush - Microgaming Video Poker Game

Video poker is a very popular game - I think one of the reasons for this is that this game offers you the chance of a very big win, even with a small bet.

Just look at this screenshot sent to me by a friend of mine - with only a $0.25 bet she won $1000 with a royal straight flush - and that was with the minimum coin size!

Read on and learn more about why the video poker game is so popular in the casino.

For the online casino player looking for a game with a high expected payout, the video poker game is interesting - but not all video poker games. Just like with blackjack and other casino games, there are different video poker games with different expected returns. You should take a good look at the paytables on the video poker machine in front of you before you start playing. Compare the video poker game to other similar video poker variants. You are giving your money away to the casino if you choose a machine with bad paytables. You should always play the video poker machines with the best paytable.

When you have found the right machine with a good payout table, you are playing a casino game that actually will be in your favor mathematically; above 100% expected return in the long run. You don't even have to be lucky - if played correctly some video poker game variants give the player a small edge over the casino. But of course, that is if you don't make mistakes now and then - and most of us do.

When comparing video poker to blackjack - yes, video poker does have the highest expected return. However - the variance of video poker is much higher then the variance in blackjack. What does that really mean? Well, if you play video poker your bankroll will go up and down like a roller coaster, which will probably not happen in blackjack because the game has a low variance.

This is due to the fact that much of the "high expected return" that video poker offers comes from the Royal Straight Flush hand. Those very nice hands only come up once every 40,000 video poker games or so though, so you will have to play a lot of video poker to get close to that 100%+ expected return. On the other hand, video poker offers the chance of a single BIG win with a small bet. An opportunity blackjack don't offer.

Another thing I think adds to the popularity of video poker is the fact that you can play at a machine at your own pace, and you don't have to tip the machine :-)

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