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Online Video Poker

Play video poker at Refuel Casino and become part of a special gaming tradition. There is no game that captures the imagination quite like poker. It has been a crucial feature of movies across the years, from the saloons of the Wild West to the sophistication of Casino Royale. Also, it is more than just a game. The World Series of Poker is an internationally recognized sporting series and there is even talk that poker could become an Olympic event.

Look at it that way and we understand that poker can be a little daunting to the novice. But there’s nothing to fear from the online video poker on offer at Refuel. In fact, a free video poker game is the perfect entry point for anyone who wants to get a solid grounding in the great game of poker. Video poker also represents a fantastic opportunity to perhaps get lucky and scoop up that big win.

Video poker basics

The first important thing to understand about any video poker game is that is just you against the machine. There are no other players involved, so it doesn’t matter whether you’re completely new to the game or you’ve been playing online video poker for years.

The game itself is based around five-card stud. You are dealt five cards face up and you get to choose which ones to hold and which to discard. The computer re-deals whichever cards were discarded to leave you with your final five-card hand.

Any video poker game will show a pay table that displays the rewards for different types of hand. These will range from a Royal Flush to a pair of Jacks, depending on the type of video poker you choose to play. So video poker strategy is all about knowing which cards to hold and which to discard.

The other great thing about playing online video poker is that in a relatively short time, you will have an intuitive knowledge of the different types of poker hand, such as a straight, a flush, a full house and so on, along with their relative ranking. This knowledge forms the basis for a host of other poker games, many of which you can play right here at Refuel Casino.

Types of video poker

The array of online video poker games on offer can sometimes look a little daunting. But the basic concept and gameplay is the same whichever you choose. It is just the rewards in the pay table that differ, and as you become more experienced, you will see that this can subtly change your video poker strategy in certain situations.

The most popular video poker game, and the place where most people start, is Jacks or Better. As the name implies, this pays out a reward for any hand from a pair of Jacks upwards. Once you’ve got to grips with that and are familiar with the basics of video poker, you might want to progress to Deuces Wild. Here, any 2s act as wild cards, which really adds an extra layer of complexity to the game and to your strategic thinking. It also boosts the chances of a really impressive winning hand!

Video poker strategy

We could spend hours talking about video poker strategy, and entire books have been written on the topic. But the funny thing is, for the vast majority of hands, even a complete beginner will know what to hold and discard. For example, if you have King of Spades, King of Hearts, 3 of Diamonds, 5 of Spades, 8 of Diamonds, it’s quite obvious to hold the two kings and discard the rest.

It is only occasionally that you will have a tricky decision as to whether, for example, to hold a pair or to hold four cards of a potential straight. This would be the case with a hand like 4,5,6,7,7 in different suits. Most players use a blend of common sense, intuition and superstition in these circumstances, but there are numerous online video poker resources you can find on the internet with strategy cards to tell you the optimum decision to make under every circumstance.

Get straight down to the action at Refuel

We appreciate that there are dozens of video poker games available online at hundreds of different online casinos and websites. But it couldn’t be easier to play at Refuel Casino. We believe that casino gaming should be all about the games, not about form-filling and data capture like some online casinos!

Our unique payment mechanism means you can get straight into the action in a matter of seconds. The only info we need is a phone number to identify you and details of your payment wallet and you are good to go. Stroll into a casino in Las Vegas and they won’t ask your name, and neither do we! So settle back, enjoy the games and good luck!