Video Poker Tips and Advice
Tip #1: Don't keep bad cards. If you are dealt
cards that can't be used to form a winning hand (like a pair, three
or four cards of the same suit or cards which make up part of a
straight) then discard all your cards and draw 5 more cards.
Tip #2: Always keep a pair instead of holding
one high card. The odds and the payout percentages favor three-of-kind
over a high pair. Don't keep an extra card along with your pair,
as this reduces your odds of drawing three-of-a-kind.
Tip #3: Always keep a high pair and try for three
of a kind rather than drawing into a four-card straight, a flush,
or a three-card royal. Going for three-of-a-kind offers you the
best odds. In the long run you'll make more when going for three-of-a-kind.
Tip #4: It is also better to keep a low pair rather
than drawing to a four-card straight. The odds of drawing three-of-kind
Tip #5: If you have a four-card straight (can
be completed on either end) without a pair, go for the one card
draw. Do not try to draw a card however, to fill the middle of an
Tip #6: If you have a choice between drawing two
cards to complete a 3-card royal or keeping a low pair, a 4-card
flush or a 4-card-open-ended straight, go for the royal flush.
Tip #7: Don't be fooled by huge jackpots on hard
to hit hands. They are often placed on machines that have altered
their pay table for small, frequent hands, which will hurt your
bankroll quite a bit.
Tip #8: The name of a game has nothing to do with
how good it is. It can be double bonus, double double bonus or a
zillion bonus - the name means nothing.
Tip #9: Always play from a strategy that has been
worked out by an expert, and is of high quality. Playing with no
strategy will cost you money.
Tip #10: Start by playing online for free, even
if the machine is not a full-pay machine you are still able to practice
the strategies you like.