Online Video Poker for Australian Players

Video Poker is now widely available online for Australian players and there are more than 50 different versions in existence. This is a virtual card game which is primarily based on five card draw poker, but the aim isn’t to try and beat any other players and you don’t even have to try and beat the dealer/banker. You just have to place a wager and hope to be drawn the best possible winning poker hand to win a big payout.

As an Australian player, you can launch most video poker varieties either instantly in your web browser or from within a download client and you can play on most video poker games either in the real money mode or in the free play demo mode. The best video poker games available online today have been developed by leading online casino software providers like Microgaming, Playtech, Net Entertainment and Realtime Gaming and the fundamental rules are basically the same with each type of video poker.

In other words, once you have learned how to play one type of video poker, all of the other versions should be equally as easy to learn how to play. Before you do start playing on any video poker game, the best thing to do would be to start by playing in the free play demo mode. It would also be a good idea to brush up on your knowledge of poker and learn the different winning hands that are available. Only when you are confident with the rules should you advance to the real cash mode.

When you play video poker online, you can find single hand varieties where can play just one hand at a time, plus you can also find multihand varieties that allow you to play up to as many as 100 hands at a time. All you need to do is place a bet using the responsive player controls and then you will initially be dealt five cards. You then have the option of being able to keep all of those cards, or you can discard one or more of those cards. If you are dealt a winning hand to begin with, those winning cards will automatically be held in place for you.

The cards that were NOT held in place will then be re-dealt and this is will complete one round of video poker. The lowest possible win in video poker usually starts at a pair of 10s or better. Other wins include two pair, three of a kind, a straight, a flush, a full house, four of a kind and a straight flush. The best winning hand is a royal flush. When playing Progressive Jackpot Video Poker, the jackpot is usually awarded when hitting a royal flush.