Video poker games have been gaining popularity among online and mobile gamers today. Aside from there are better chances of winning on the said game, the game has been regarded as an alternative to other gaming platforms - especially to slot machine games.
It started ruling the online gaming industry on the 1990s when computer sets are also gaining their prominence in the market. Computers played vital roles on developing and managing this gaming platform. Game pay tables, strategies, and numerous gameplays were carefully programmed to serve its selected audience.
Since then, there are different software developers which are managing games for several gaming sites. Some of these include prominent names such as Playtech, Microgaming, Net Entertainment, Cryptologic, Realtime Gaming, and many others. These software providers have been developing classic games to innovative and modern versions of these games.
Some of the popular games developed by these providers include titles like Tens or Better, Jacks or Better, Aces and Eight, Joker Pokers, Deuces Wild, and many more. Most of these existing games post large amount of jackpots and exciting prizes at stake.
Video poker's gaming interface is considered as the most simple and basic gameplay on the gaming community. To start the game, a player is dealt with five random cards. Player will then choose on which cards to keep by pressing the card's button or tapping on their screens. After hitting the "draw" button, player will be given replacements on the cards he/she didn't choose to keep. Player has a chance on winning different amount of prizes and huge jackpots depending on his/her existing hand.
Prizes and jackpots vary depending on the card combination a player has. These card combinations include Jacks or Better, Two Pair, Three of a Kind, Straight, Flush, Full House, Four of a Kind, Straight Flush, and Royal Flush which has the highest stakes at the pay table.
Video poker games are already available - to be player or downloaded - on different regions and states. Prohibition on the said game depends on the area's regulations on online and mobile gaming.