Remember the last time you played video poker for you in the new casino? Most likely, you have chosen some slot, sat down and started to play. In the best case, you had eyes on the playtable. So do most players, thereby making a serious mistake. Please explore your type of video poker and find out its possible rate of return.
This applies not only to completely new to you game variations, but also familiar to you, because they may also differ. Starting the game, you should first check the payout table and make sure it's coefficients are no lower than those commonly used. Consider options for example of video poker Jacks-or-Better and possible payments for some of the combinations in different casinos.
As a rule, if you play one coin, the bulk of combinations in video poker, Jacks-or-Better is paid equally to all casinos. Differences regarding flush and a full house are possible.
- Flush - 6:1, full house - 9:1;
- Flush - 6:1, full house - 8:1;
- Flush - 5:1, full house - 9:1;
- Flush - 5:1, full house - 8:1.
These differences in payments significantly affect the house advantage and theoretical percentage of return. Naturally, the most profitable for the player, is the first example. When no errors in a game of video poker, then one can achieve a return of 99.5%. With the decrease in payments for these combinations is reduced and this figure. On average, the rate of decline is slightly more than one percent for each, taken away from the payments.
The casino (both real and online) can have several vending machines offering video poker Jacks-or-Better, but not all of them have the same pay tables and, consequently, the percentage of return. Hardly any casino employees will tell you which option is more profitable for you. So you have to figure it out yourself.
By mathematical calculations and statistical knowledge you can figure out how important it is not to be lazy and give some time to study of rules of the video you intend to play. On average, about eight hands are played per hour. Assuming that you will play for 15 minutes, your theoretical defeats on two machines with the maximum and minimum payments of the above are as follows:
- 6:1 and 9:1 for flash for full house (99.5% return) - a loss of $5;
- 5:1 and 8:1 for flash for full house (return 97.3%) - a loss of $27.
As you can see, just over an hour of the game, even at twenty-five cents you theoretically lose $22 more if you choose automatic payments for low-flush and full house. It's easy to calculate your loss will increase, if you bet a dollar.
Therefore, in every type of video poker machines you should look to the maximum benefit of all combinations. Also keep in mind that not in all types of video poker upper limit payments are the same. If the Jacks-or-Better maximum payments for flush and full house are, respectively, 6:1 and 9:1. For example, in video poker Double Bonus, they can reach 7:1 and 10:1 for flash or full house. So video poker should be approached with a good theoretical background, which is not only the knowledge of basic strategy, but also the ability to choose the best machine.
In some types of Jacks-or-Better, payment for the largest combination in the game at the maximum rate is increased disproportionately. For example, the standard payout for royal flush while playing five coins is four thousand coins. But in some machines there is a system, resembling a progressive jackpot. With each bet, contributions increase the amount of payments on the maximum combination. You may also find machines where the payout for royal flush is higher than the fixed and common standard.
Keep in mind that for every two hundred fifty coins added to the payout for royal flush machine returns increase by about half a percentage point. That is, if you find a video poker Jacks-or-Better with payments of 6:1 and 9:1 for flash or full house, as well as jackpot of $ 1250 for royal flush, you know that the return of this machine is about 100% (of course, if you play at the maximum rate).