Video poker games came to the market over 30 years ago, and became a gaming industry hit in the 1980-s. Traditional table card games like Baccarat or Blackjack, Craps or various types of Poker played live at land based casinos can be a stressful and nervous experience for some people due to the fact that you play a live game against other people sitting right across you, and looking straight in your eyes. Quite a few people would consider this ordeal intimidating and uncomfortable, while playing the same poker game against a machine would put away these negative moments. Video poker games allow players to use their strategic skills so necessary for laying table games and enjoy a quiet, undisturbed time spent alone in front of the game screen.
Video poker is a machine based on rules of five-card poker. While no game strategy will help you win when playing against a slot machine, and the outcome of the game is completely unpredictable and random, the result of a video poker game can be somewhat affected by a well-thought and well-played strategy.
To play a video poker game you bet a certain number of coins to deal five cards on the game screen. If you activate the maximum bet, it triggers larger payouts on the higher ranked hands. You choose cards to hold, and draw poker cards to replace other cards which have been done with. At the end of the video poker game you get paid according to the payout table slot online for the game.
It is recommended to read game strategies and tips before you start playing a video poker game. With thousands of online casinos on the Internet, it has become much easier for video poker players to find a place to practice their skills. You can do it for free and without the need to download any software into your computer at many online gaming parlors. Some casinos even offer you free bonuses, no deposit required, so you can play video poker games and win real money without risking your own. Online casinos offer exactly the same video poker games as land based casinos.
If you open multiple poker or casino gambling software on your PC, you need to click on a specific window in the background to activate it. If you click on a specific area (the fold button for example in poker) and make betting decisions, the software application works immediately on your click. If you accidentally clicked an action button when just trying to reactivate a window in your PC background the poker software has obeyed your click and will act accordingly.
For example, you may be working on a spreadsheet of your cheque-book in the foreground of your PC screen and be playing on a poker site in the background. You get an alert from the poker game notifying you of your turn to act; you click on the general area of poker window to activate it. If you happen, by chance, to click on the Fold button when you want to bring the games window to the foreground, guess what? Yes, you accidentally folded the hand without meaning too.
To prevent wrong clicks when reactivating your poker window, you need to call the application to the foreground by clicking on the little icon on the tool bar rather than randomly clicking the window gaming area or just mouse click the window by its window borders. (If you click on the tiny ‘close’ button of the poker window accidentally, don’t panic. All online live money poker sites ask you if you are sure you wish to leave the table before closing the window).
Be aware that a few sites force your game window to the front of the screen when your turn to bet or you need to perform an action arrives. If you have to work at other PC windows during the game (which you should not, since you need to focus on playing a poker game if you are to have any chance of winning), you may inadvertently make a few clicks that give you more than you ever bargained for if the game pops to the foreground when you are not expecting it.