What is the easiest Video Poker Strategy to use?

Video Poker is perhaps one of the most underrated games in the modern online casino. It has a very low house edge, is easy for players to play and understand, relatively modest to play in terms of cost and has the potential to return a significant profit to players, who do not have to play against each other, just the poker machine.

Since its invention in the 1970s, Video Poker has grown into a huge game and many gamblers are now realising that it is a great game for them in terms of profit thanks to the generally low house edge.

Of course, key to achieving this profit is having a solid video poker strategy and fortunately, the strategy for video poker for a game as popular as Jacks or Better, is extremely simple.

All you need to do is to be able to look at your initial hand and decide which is the most valuable way to play that hand out of 16 possible options.

  1. Four of a Kind, Straight Flush or Royal Flush
  2. Four Cards towards a Royal Flush
  3. Three of a Kind, Straight, Flush or a Full House
  4. Four Cards towards a Straight Flush
  5. Two pairs
  6. A pair of Jacks or Better
  7. Three Cards towards a Royal Flush
  8. Four Cards towards a Flush
  9. A pair of cards from 10 down to 2 (any suit)
  10. Four Cards towards an Outside straight
  11. Two High Cards of the same suit
  12. Three Cards towards a Straight Flush
  13. Two High Cards of different suits
  14. 10/Jack, 10/Queen or 10/King of the same suit
  15. Any Jack or Better Card
  16. Discard all your cards

All you do is analyse your hand and then work out which of the options above offers the most value and follow the strategy shown.

For example, if you were dealt Ace, King, Jack of Clubs, a Jack of Hearts and a Seven of Clubs, this hand qualifies for.

  1. A Pair of Jacks or better
  2. Three Cards towards a Royal Flush and
  3. Four Cards towards a Flush

What you do is recognise the option with the higher ranking, in this case, it is the Pair of Jacks or better, and as such, you would keep the jacks and discard the remaining cards.

Learning this strategy is simply a case of being able to understand the above ranking of hands and then following the strategy that applies to it. In doing so, you can almost reduce the house edge in the game to less than half a percent.

So get started playing video poker with the easiest video poker strategy.