Video Poker Machines for NZ Players

Video poker machines are one of the more popular machines found in casinos, and are also commonly found in bars and other licensed establishments. They can come in a number of different variations, including Jacks or Better and Deuces Wild.

At their core the game is quite simple. You’re given 5 starting cards, and your objective is to build the best poker hand you can, based on the traditional poker hand ranking system. You have the ability to discard any of those initial cards one time and draw new cards in their place, which provides the strategy and interactive elements of the game.

Things become even more interesting (and the strategy likewise changes somewhat),when you play multiple hands at once, which is an option on most machines, through which you can play as many as 100 hands at the same time. How it works is that your starting hand dealt and the cards you sunsequently hold or not count for all 100 hands. However the cards newly dealt are random for each hand. This provides a more realistic opportunity to hit higher paying combinations like straights which might otherwise be risky to try and play for. Hit it enough times out of the 100 hands, and you’ll more than make up for the misses.

As there is actual strategy that can be employed while playing video poker machines, there are a wealth of resources online with detailed statistical analysis on how to play optimally. Some of these methods even claim payout rates of slightly over 100% when followed to the letter, meaning you’re likely to given enough hands, to come out ahead. However the desire to follow preset conditions or play ad-lib for more spontaneity will be different for each player.

Either way, video poker machines stand as one of the most popular casino games, online or off, and are featured at every online casino for Kiwis to take part in. Be sure to give them a try and see if you can master the art of building the perfect poker hand, 1 or 100 hands at a time.