Video Poker Trivia

The year 1979 is the starting point for video poker facts trivia when a Draw Poker machine hit the casino floor for the first time. 

Video Poker Trivia

  1. The concept of playing against a machine as opposed to the pressure of a live poker table offered a challenge that previous slot players embraced.
  2. Originally known as poker slots, video poker machines are similar to slots by appearance, speed and function. The difference comes down to skill and strategy.
  3. Video Poker Facts reports that there are over 25 versions of video poker including online games and each one has their own strategy.
  4. All VP payoffs are listed on the payout schedule at each machine.
  5. Paytables display how many coins are returned when you hit a certain hand playing one single coin or any number of coins to the max. of 5. This paytable determines full pay vs. short pay versions.

12 Video Poker Versions
Video Poker Facts Trivia

  1. Below are the facts and details for 12 VP Versions that are and have been classics or standards in the VP World.
  2. Jacks or Better: 20% of all first hands dealt are winners. This version usually produces a Royal Flush each 40,000 hands played, or every 80-100 hours of play.
  3. Deuces Wild: players discard all cards almost 20% of the time, approximately every fifth hand.
  4. Bonus Deuces offers an additional payout of 2000 for four Deuces with an Ace plus higher pays for certain five-of-a-kind hands.
  5. Jokers Wild: fewer than 10% of your initial cards dealt will contain the joker.
  6. Bonus Video Poker is one of the few VP versions that pay 2 coins for 2 pair or 10 coins for maximum play.
  7. Double Bonus Video Poker returns a 50 coin payout for a full house with the 10/7 full pay version.
  8. Double Double Bonus Video Poker pays a 2000 coin hit for 4 Aces with a 2, 3 or 4 that will pay about every 16,000 hands.
  9. Super Double Bonus. 4Aces=800, 4Kings, Queens or Jacks=600, 4-2s, 3s, 4s=400 and 400 for Straight Flush.
  10. Pickem Poker offers the most unique paytable of all versions at (18/15) plus a pair of Nines pays at the low end.
  11. All Aces online or Super Aces offline presents a big hit of 2000 coins for Four Aces, no fifth card required.
  12. Triple Double Bonus VP has a huge win of 4000 coins for quad Aces with a 2, 3 or 4 and/or a Royal Flush. However, three-of-a-kind is reduced to a max coin return of only 10 not 15.
  13. All American Video Poker available online offers a generous 1000 credit payout for a straight flush.
  14. Video poker and online slots are among the most sought after casino games among Mac users. Software for these casino games are created specifically for Mac computers that incorporates flash that is extremely lifelike and thrilling. Some of the video poker games for Mac users at online casinos are Aces and Faces, Joker’s Wild, Deuces Wild, Jacks or Better, and Bonus Poker.
  15. Player mistakes include not playing max coin, playing at the worst machines with low payouts, play at VP that is above your bankroll and using incorrect strategy.
  16. To correct strategy, practice with reputable software like Frugal Video Poker or Video Poker for Winners.

Video Poker Facts Trivia

  1. Royal Flush is the big winning hand for video poker and usually pays 4000 coins with maximum coins in play.
  2. Exceptions are 6000 coins for Pickem Video Poker, growing progressives and multi-hand VP where a dealt Royal will multiply by hands play. So, triple play is 12,000 coins, 5 hand equals 20,000 while 100 hands pay a WOW! hit of 400,000 coins.
  3. A $1.3 million dollar VP win began with a $5 bet, a pair of queens, doubling up correctly resulting in $10 on the board. After doubling up successfully an additional 16 times, the player topped out with a massive $1.3 million.