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Online Video Poker Tips

Monday, February 28, 2011
By Pokerspace Staff
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What's the difference between online video poker and video poker in a brick and mortar casino? Really, there's not much difference, but the online realm will offer you more games to choose from, faster play and a more comfortable seat. However, you have to provide your own drinks.

In order to make the most from your online video poker play, you should consider a few things, from game play to time and bankroll management.

Choosing the Right Online Video Poker Game

When you're searching for a video poker machine in an online casino, you'll want to consider finding a couple favorites. Spreading yourself too thin won't increase your chances of winning, so have a look at standards and favorites, such as Jacks or Better and Deuces Wild.

Along those lines, when shopping for other video poker online games, first look to the payout ratio offered for a full house to flush. A 9/6 ratio is about the best you'll find in the casino business, and this will ensure that you're getting the best payout possible when playing maximum credits.

If your favorite online casino offers a new game, give it a look. Oftentimes casinos will offer lucrative payouts to really press the popularity of their new games. If it's a progressive, just be sure you're playing maximum credits, or you stand no chance at hitting the big one.

Build Your Skills in the Practice Realm

Don't learn the game of video poker at a hefty cost. In the world of online casinos, you can work your video poker skills into your own refined art by playing for free. Once you're familiar with some of the most common and best strategies, move on to playing with money.

Take Your Time in Online Video Poker

Video poker pits you against the computer. You don't need to be in a hurry. It's as simple as that. There are free poker schools available online, if you wanted to know more about poker from the basics to the advance poker.

Manage Your Time and Your Bankroll

Online video poker has the potential to be a very enjoyable game if you walk away with a few bucks now and then. In order to continue having fun, you must set limits for yourself.

Each time you begin a new session, set a time limit and a budget limit. If you approach the threshold of one, retire for that session. Responsibility and bankroll management is the key to success in any game of chance.

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