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Video poker is pretty much the perfect combination of skill and luck and fun in the online casino world. It combines the fun and shiny aspect of online pokies and combines that with the strategy and skill of online poker.
So who came up with this great invention, and when?
Video poker games most likely got their start in the mid-1970s, soon after the first bunch of arcade games like Night Driver and Pong came out (ask your parents). As a result, many of today’s machines still have that classic old-school arcade look and feel.
The first commercial video poker game was Draw Poker, introduced by SIRCOMA (now International Game Technology, or IGT) in 1979.
Once these video poker for real money games took off, Las Vegas casinos were a natural spot to see them grow. It really exploded in the 1980s, and today of course, video poker in Australia can be found at Ignition Casino 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with 8 different varieties which we’ll get into down below.
Don’t forget in all the fun you’re having with video poker games to check the paytables. Paytables are important when you play video poker for real money, because payouts for the various hands can be quite different from game to game. They’ll tell you how much you can expect to win with various amounts that you’re willing to wager.
There are two main categories of video poker games when it comes to payouts. ‘Full pay’ and ‘short pay’, with full-pay machines having an average RTP (return to player) percentages of over 99%.
Some video poker games will even claim to have an RTP of more than 100%. Keep in mind that these percentages are based on the player making the best possible decision for every hand – you’re probably good, but not that good!
Here are some handy terms to know when you play video poker for real money:
Video Poker Glossary
On virtually every video poker machine, the pay table is laid out by coin payouts, from 1 through 5. The denomination of the machine will tells you how much an individual coin is worth. If you play on a $5 machine, then one coin is worth $5, 3 coins are $15, and five coins are worth $25.
The draw means the “deal” after the initial cards are dealt. Basically, the new cards you receive from the dealer. You draw once only. You hit the draw button to get new cards and establish your final hand.
How to play Video Poker in Australia for real money?
Online video poker games are almost always based on 5-card draw poker. Five-card draw is about as simple as poker gets, and it’s even simpler when you play the video poker version, since there’s only one player involved: You. No need to check other players’ poker faces or hide your own.
Once you have funds in your account, every game of video poker for real money starts with a bet. Then you receive five cards from the standard 52-card deck. In 5-card draw, you want to make the strongest poker hand possible, normally with the classic poker hand rankings you know already.
After you receive your five cards, it’s time to make your decision: Which cards do you keep? This is a single-draw game, meaning you have one opportunity to exchange some or all of your five cards and replace them. Then it’s time to see if you have a winning hand.
What are the Video Poker games you can play at Ignition Casino?
Check out 8 different types of video poker games here at Ignition! It’s video poker for real money, so you know there’s going to be some great action with every one. From 1 hand to 3 hands and even a couple of 10 hand games, video poker in Australia has never been so accessible and exciting.
Bonus Deuces Wild 1 Hand
This game of draw poker starts you off with a hand of 5 cards. Choose which ones you want to keep, and discard the rest – the discarded cards will be replaced with new ones. You want to score at least a three of a kind for a payout, and check the payout list for the rest of the ways you can cash in. As the name of the game suggests, deuces are the wild card!
Joker Poker 1 Hand
Draw poker at its most fun! Jokers are wild cards here, and you start with a hand of five cards. A pair of Kings is the minimal hand you need to win a payout and you’ll get the chance to proceed to a Double or Nothing Round. The dealer will pick a card and reveal it to you. If you pick a card of higher value from the four facedown cards on the screen, you’ll be doubling your winnings.
Jacks or Better 1 Hand
Get a pair of Jacks or Better in this game of draw poker. With five cards to start, just hit “draw” and replace the unwanted cards with new ones. You can bet between one and five coins for each hand… And if you wager five coins on a Royal Flush, you’ll score 4,000 coins.
Double Double Bonus Poker 1 Hand
You decide which of your 5 cards you want to hold onto and which ones you want to ditch. The minimal hand you need to win is a pair of jacks, which pays even money. The more coins you play, the higher the payouts of course – with the Royal Flush paying out the most.
Jacks or Better 3 Hands
Just like Jacks or Better 1 Hand, but even, well, better! It’s 3 Hands and all the action you can handle.
Joker Poker 3 Hands
Same game, same name, different twist. Just like Joker Poker 1 Hand, except now you can multiply your fun by three.
Jacks or Better 10 Hands
Just like the 1 Hand and 3 Hand versions of this popular video poker game, but with 10 – count ‘em, 10 – hands to play. This is for the adrenaline junkie who knows their way around and can play video poker with the best of them.
Joker Poker 10 Hands
You can’t get this at a live casino! Joker Poker 10 Hands is an even busier and more exciting version of Joker Poker 1 and Joker Poker 3 Hands. Your skills will be put to the test here.
Why should you play Video Poker at Ignition Casino?
It’s a fun way to play a kind of poker that doesn’t make you sit down at a table full of sharks, for starters. Let’s list a few more reasons…
With even a beginner level of understanding online poker, you can win early, which might not happen at a competitive table of players.
It’s also a good way to learn the poker hands before you head to a live casino for real money poker – a few coins here is better than paying to learn the hard way.
Then there’s variety – with the eight varieties mentioned above, you can play video poker in Australia in a different way every day.
The two major deposit bonuses at Ignition Casino are the Weekly Match reload bonus and the Welcome Bonus – both of which happen when you add funds to your account, whether you’re playing crypto poke or paying with standard currency.
Next time you reload your account with your next deposit, make sure you use the special Weekly Match bonus. It means instant online casino bonuses of up to $100, with a 100% match rate.
Newbie players can get up to $2,000 AUD in bonus funds with a 100% match on their 1st deposit, with 50% going towards your casino play and the other 50% for poker. Make that deposit using cryptocurrency and it increases up to $3,000! That’s a lot of video poker, or video pokies (aka video slots), or any game you want to get into at Ignition
All that bonus money we just mentioned gets even larger when you play using crypto at Ignition.
The Crypto Weekly Boost Bonus means you can score 100% up to $1000 with a match bonus when you deposit using any accepted coin, like Bitcoin or Ethereum. Of course, there’s also that great Welcome Bonus we just mentioned – with a big boost just for crypto players.
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Ignition Rewards are points that you can cash in later for bonus cash, and you earn them every time you play video poker for real money. Or any game at Ignition, actually.
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Play Video Poker with Cryptocurrency
There is an extra $1,000 worth of bonus money to welcome players to crypto casino action compared to someone who uses standard currency to add funds to their account. How’s that for a start in video poker?
On top of popular Bitcoin (BTC), crypto casino players in Australia can play with Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin SV (BSV), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), USD Tether (USDT) and also Litecoin (LTC).
Every crypto coin converts into $AUD when they hit your account, so the ups and downs of prices that can happen in crypto markets won’t affect your bottom line.
What other games can you play at Ignition Casino?
For poker fans who prefer a live casino feel and want to sit around the poker table, we’ve got one the most popular poker rooms in the online casino world, with big-money tournaments offering millions in prize money to quick Jackpot Sit&Go games that are available around the clock. big-time prize pools help too),
Other online table games are another big attraction at Ignition Casino, with online roulette and online blackjack to the classics like Let ‘Em Ride, Caribbean Hold ‘Em and many others.
Hundreds of online pokies are also available at the click of a button, when you want to escape to a world of cool characters and adventures.
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