Video Poker Do’s and Don’ts

Video poker has one of the best house edges in a player’s favour of all casino games, but surprisingly not as many people play the game as slots. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most common things you should do and definitely don’t do, when playing this engaging casino game.

Do find the game with the best paytable

A paytable is the list of hands which you will be paid out and more importantly, how much you will win for each hand. While these paytables are similar across games, they are not universally the same and it is always a good idea to take a bit of time finding a game with the best payouts in your budget.

Do learn basic video poker strategy

Just as with real poker, there is a strategy you can play to help maximise your chances of winning on these games. There are plenty of places to find it on the Internet, read it and learn it.

Do set a budget for each session

Only play with money you can afford to lose and once you reach your spending limit, stop playing. No questions.
Do play max coins on every hand

Max coins each hand is a no brainer, especially if you want to win the big money. Always play max coins in any video poker game you play, no exceptions.

Don’t chase your losses

If you have a bad session on video poker, then don’t be tempted to spend more money to recoup your losses. Step away, come back refreshed another time and don’t let it faze you.

Don’t spend beyond your agreed session budget

Never, ever spend money you cannot afford on video poker, or indeed any other casino game for that matter.

Don’t play if there is a chance alcohol will impair your judgement

If you’ve had a few beers, then chances are your judgement will not be as faultless as it would be without the alcohol in your system. If you’ve had a bit to drink, keep your wallet in your pocket.


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