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How to play Video Poker

Taking its initial inspiration from regular poker table setups, video poker has become a firm favourite particularly with players who prefer to play online instead of at the tables. In video poker your primary objective is to have the strongest hand of cards when playing against the dealer. This relatively new casino games option has become hugely popular within recent years. 

Place your bet using the paytable. To start the game, click on Deal and receive your five cards. You can now select which cards you wish to hold and which cards you would like to let go, then click on Draw. If you have a winning hand you can also choose to double your winnings or collect your current winnings. You can choose to play either on the single or multi-hand video poker games. The payout table in the game will display the different winning hand combinations and the payout amounts linked to those combinations.

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Common Video Poker terms

Double: When playing video poker, you can also choose to double your winnings using the Double feature. You can use the Double feature until you have reached Double Limit or have received a card that is less in value then the dealer’s card.

Wild: In video poker, the Wild is a card that can be used to substitute for other cards to help you complete a winning hand.

Different winning hands

  • A Royal Flush refers to receiving the Ten, Jack, Queen, King and Ace cards of the same suit.
  • Full House is when you have two cards of the same number and three cards of the same number.
  • Straight Flush are cards of the same suit in order.
  • Three of a kind takes place when you have three cards of the same number.
  • Two Pairs refers to a hand with two sets of cards which feature the same denomination such as two Kings and two Queens.

Video poker games

There are many varieties of video poker available at Platinum Play with slight variations in terms of the cards dealt and the payouts. Try your hand on one of the following exhilarating video poker games: Deuces Wild PokerAll Aces Poker, Louisiana Double Poker, All American Poker and Double Double Bonus Poker.