Video Poker is a relatively modern invention, a marriage of sorts between the traditional Poker game and slot machines. Video poker is a contest between the player and the machine. The dealer (the machine) deals the player a hand of five cards. When cards are turned face up the player decides which cards to hold (keep) or discard. Then the player draws to replace any discarded cards.
The objective is to finish the game with the strongest hand possible. The payout at the end of the game is dependent on the value of the hand the player is holding. If the player won the hand an opportunity to increase your winnings arises.
Golden casino offers:
- 7 Single hand Video poker games
- 7 2-4 hand Video poker games
- Mega Multi-hand Video poker
Availible for US players (all states)
Several types of variants are available to play including: Deuces Wild (this is where a two card can be wild and the jackpot pays for four deuces or a natural royal); basic five-card draw; and multi-play poker (the player in this game starts with a base hand of five cards, additional cards are played from a different deck of cards with the base hand removed).
In a game that offers no wild card, the player who has played five or six hundred hands per hour may receive a four of a kind, which averages one per hour. Days or weeks could actually go by before a player may receive a royal flush.
The first video poker machine became commercially feasible once it was more economical to combine a solid-state central processing unit with a television-like monitor. In the mid 1970’s the earliest poker machines appeared, when the first personal computer was produced.
In 1979, draw Poker was brought out living the video poker more firmly established.
As the years went on and people became less intimidated by the computer device, video poker became overwhelmingly accepted.
In today’s world, casinos everywhere continues to enjoy video poker, especially those off-strip places where Las Vegas locals frequently visit.