21 Dukes provides its players with a possibility to play video poker. Video Poker is a popular casino game nowadays. It seems like it has a lot in common with a slot machine. However, there is little similarity between video poker and slots. First and foremost, video poker lets you make game-play choices whilst slots can’t provide you with the same opportunity. In other words, a player has some control over the game’s outcome.
History of Video Poker
There is no surprise that video poker is considered one of the most popular casino games.
Let’s trace its history back to the late 19th century when the first poker machine was created. Yes, it had a very basic design, but at the same time, it was provided with 5 drums rolling (with 10 cards per drum). The player had to spin these drums and wait for them to stop and show a 5-card poker hand.
So, why was video poker so popular? Firstly, it was simple: just insert the coins and place your bets. Today it brings the same emotions as more than a century ago. The same thrill, joy, and excitement.
Rules of Video Poker
Although there is a variety of types, all video poker games have similar rules:
- The game starts with placing the bets
- Then a player presses the «Deal button»
- Each video poker hand consists of 5 cards
- You can choose to hold or discard any of your cards
- All cards that you choose to discard are replaced in a random draw.
- After that, the computer determines whether a player has a winning hand or not.
It’s highly important to bear in mind that there are some probable variations of winning hands in video poker. But a hand of four Queens or any other face value happens more frequently than, for example, a Royal Flush, which is considered the strongest poker hand. Players can win big money with this hand.
The Random Number Generator choice is completely random and there are no special actions that can get you closer enough to win.
The winning hands in video poker and the regular one are practically the same, however, there is a slight difference, depending on the type of video poker you’ve chosen. Let’s rank them according to the availability of maximum payment:
- Royal Flush
- Straight Flush
- Four of a Kind
- Full House
- Three of a Kind
- Two Pair
- Jacks or Better
A Royal Flush is a situation in the game when you have a Ten, a Jack, a Queen, a King, and an Ace of the same suit.
It’s considered the best hand in video poker. A Straight Flush includes a set of 5 cards of the same suit. The next hand is called Four of a Kind. The name says it all: it consists of four cards of the same value. The next winning hand is Full House, which consists of a pair and a three of a kind. Flush includes any five cards of the same suit with no particular order. Speaking of Straight, we have to notice that it’s formed by any five cards with a certain precedence. They shouldn’t necessarily have the same suit.
Three of a Kind and Two Pair are the lowest hands. The lowest hand in video poker is called Jacks or Better. It consists of a pair of Jacks.
To sum it up, video poker is one of the most popular games in gambling industry and 21 Dukes casino is no different. It’s the second most popular game after slots. It may remind you of slots. However, video poker allows you to manage the playing process in comparison with slots.
If you have the best winning hand, you’ll get a huge payment. The best hand in this game is Royal Flash, which occurs less often than other possible winning hands. However, it’s nothing impossible as long as you practice and acquire skills.