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Video Poker Variants

The video poker games are widely popular among the players from all over the world. It is easy to see why once you have played a few machines. Other than the normal drawing game, there are other variations of the video poker games. These are:

Jokers wild video poker: The basic rules of this game are similar to that of a normal draw game except for the fact that in Jokers wild, the Joker is considered to be a wild card. It means that the Joker can be used as any card as you want in order to achieve that perfect winning combination that you are looking forward to. Using the Joker as the wild card increases your chances of getting the winning combination.

Jacks or better video poker: The Jacks or better video poker involves subtle changes from the original version of the video poker. The variation lies with the winning combinations. In the game of Jacks or better video poker the winning combinations should contain a pair of Jacks, a pair of Kings, a pair of Queens or a pair of Aces.

Deuces Wild video poker: In the Deuces wild variation of video poker, the difference lies in the value of the cards. Two cards of equal value are known as the deuce and stands for any card. In Jokers wild video poker, the Joker is considered to be the wild card. Similarly in Deuces Wild video poker, the two cards of equal value known as the “deuce” are considered to be the wild card.

Tens or better video poker: The tens or better video poker is a variant of the Jacks or better video poker game. In Jacks or better, the minimum winning hand consists of a pair of Jacks, a pair of Kings, a pair of Queens or a pair of Aces. In tens or better, the minimum winning hand starts from a pair of tens and increases hence forth. The Tens or better version of video poker gives a much better chance of winning the money as it opens wider the chances of gaining the winning combination.

Double down stud video poker: In double down stud video poker, the players are required to place a bet at first. Then the dealer deals five cards among which four are dealt with their face up and the remaining one is dealt with its face down. The players are then required to double the amount of their initial bet. After it is done, the dealer turns over the card. The winning and the payout is done depending on the value of the last card.

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