Beginning Video Poker

Learn How to Play Video Poker in Iowa Casinos.



Whether you are brand new to video poker or have played for awhile, there is always something to learn to make you an informed player and strengthen your odds of winning.

Video poker is essentially five-card draw poker with many variations of the game, such as Jacks or Better and Deuces Wild.

Like blackjack has basic strategy to help increase your odds of winning, video poker has its own strategy charts to help increase your odds of winning.

Using the simple strategy greatly lowers the house edge to a very minimal amount. The house edge is much lower than slot machines and is greatly determined on how you play each hand.

I could drone on and on about how to maximize your potential for winning but I found a video from Steve Bourie, author of the American Casino Guide.

He provides some great detail on how to find machines with the greatest payout and strategy. You can find his strategy charts here.

Enjoy this video and give video poker a try next time you are in an Iowa casino.

For a tutorial on blackjack, see How to Play Blackjack.

For a tutorial on slot machines, see Just the Facts About Slot Machines.