Online Video Poker
Poker has been a favourite of card sharks and seasoned gamblers for hundreds of years. Around the world, beginning gamers and veteran care players gather at poker tables for a high action card game competition of thrilling adventure. The 21st century offers online gamers a new poker alternative which they can enjoy at any time and from any location on their desktop, laptop or mobile device. Online video poker is one of the most popular games at the online casino where the game plays out vividly on a PC or mobile screen with vivid graphics, compelling animations and a sound track that brings all of the cheers, applause and excited shouts of a Las Vegas casino venue straight to the online screen.
Canadian players who want to play video poker online can do so at their leisure. The online video poker for Canadian players option involves establishing a free casino account with a username, email account and password. Once the account has been established the player can play video poker games for free in the casino's Free Mode or for real money prizes in the Real Mode.
Three-Card Video Poker Online
The online casino presents multiple types of video poker including three-card poker, Pair Plus Poker and Ante and Play Poker. When you prepare to play video poker you can select the type of poker that fits your playing level and interests.
Playing Pair Plus Three-Card Poker begins when you place your bet in the Pair Plus circle, located on the poker table. You'll receive 3 cards. If there's a pair in those three cards, you've won. However, if there is a straight, a flush or three-of-a-kind your winnings will increase according to the combination's odds. The maximum win, a straight flush, pays a 40-1 jackpot.
Another version of three-card poker, Ante and Play, is played against the dealer. You begin by placing your bet in the Ante circle on the poker table. You'll receive three face-up cards while, at the same time, the dealer receives three face-down cards. The goal of Ant and Play involves comparing your hand to your prediction of what dealer's hand reveals. If you think that your hand is stronger you may decide to continue to play, but if you believe that the dealer has the best chance to win, it's a good idea to fold and try another hand. When you fold you lose you your initial ante bet and the game effectively ends.
If you decide to continue the game your next move involves placing an additional Play bet inside the circle. This extra bet must equal your initial Ante bet. When the dealer turns over his cards you'll compare your hand with the dealer's cards.
The dealer can qualify if he has a hand that has at least one queen or higher. If the dealer doesn't qualify you win a one-to-one payout on the ante bet. You also receive your Play bet back without losing or gaining. If the dealer qualifies, and if his hand beats your hand, you'll lose both your Ante bet and your Play bet. However if your hand beats the dealer's hand when he qualifies, you win payouts on both your Ante bet and your Play bet. Regardless of which cards are in the dealer's hand you'll also receive a special Ante bonus payout if you achieve a flush, a straight flush, a straight or three-of-a- kind..
Jacks or Better Video Poker
Jacks or Better is a highly popular video poker online casino option. To play online Jacks or Better you must first select your coin size along with the number of coins that you want to bet. Then, push the Deal button to indicate that you're ready to receive your first five cards.
Decide which cards to trade. You'll be aiming to build a poker hand with a strong combination. You can hold or trade as many cards as you want as you create combinations of pairs, three-of-a-kind, four-of-a-kind, flush, straight, straight-flush or Royal Flush. In this game the pairs must be Jacks or Better. When you're ready to make your last trade, click the Draw button to exchange any last cards and determine your final hand.
Determining your payout involves comparing your final hand with the payout schedule.
Video Poker Casino Promotions
The online casino presents a wide range of casino promotions that enable you play free online video poker. If you're a first-time player at the casino you automatically receive a Welcome Bonus that's worth up to $500. The Welcome Bonus matches your first four deposits with match gaming credits, applicable to deposits made during your first week of casino gaming.
Following your initial casino week you'll be invited into the Loyalty Points program which entitles you to receive up to 350 additional gaming credits every month. You can apply the Welcome Bonus credits or the Loyalty Points credits to any of the online casino game options including when you play poker or any of the other featured casino games. Additional casino promotions for video poker free online gaming become available when you play video poker on a specific day of the week, time of month or season of the year.