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A Beginner's Guide to Playing Video Poker Online

Mixing some gameplay from classic poker with the fun and fast pace of video slot machines, video poker is a super popular game at online casinos.

But how do you win at video poker machines online, and what do you need to know to get started? Read on to learn about video poker and how to form a winning hand at Stake Crypto Casino .

What is Video Poker?

Video poker is a fun online casino game that combines some of the elements of traditional poker with video slot games . Video poker aims to form the best possible hand from the five cards that you are dealt from a virtual deck.

In this popular casino game, you have the chance to hold some of your cards or hit to try and form a better hand. If you're successful, you will be paid out according to your hand at the end of the draw.

How do You Play Video Poker?

Video poker games are extremely popular at Stake Casino, with various video poker games available within our game library. To get started with video poker, here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Step one: Make a deposit. Your first job is deciding which cryptocurrency you want to add to your Stake.com account. You can refer to this guide to learn how to buy crypto to fund your online gaming at Stake Casino.

  2. Step two: Choose a game. There are several video poker variations that you can enjoy at Stake.com, including titles like our Stake Original Video Poker , and Jacks or Better depending on your preferences.

  3. Step three: Place your bet. Once you've decided which video poker variation you would like to play, it's time to place your bet. You can bet as much or as little as you like, provided it falls within the permitted betting limits for the game. Bear in mind that most video poker games use coins so choose your bet size accordingly.

  4. Step four: Deal and hold. Click the "deal" button and you will be dealth with a five-card poker hand. You can now decide which cards to hold to make your poker hand and which you would like to redraw.

  5. Step five: Second draw: You are then dealt new cards based on which you have decided to relinquish in step four. The cards you have now represent the poker hand you have formed.

  6. Step six: Receive a payout: You will now receive a payout depending on the poker hand that you have in your hand – anything from jacks or better to a royal flush.

Basic Rules of Video Poker

Online poker games are straightforward to understand. Your job is to make the best possible poker hand with the cards that you are dealt.

You get one opportunity to hold or redraw a specific number of cards in your hand, which is where strategy comes into the game. The better your hand, the more you will earn in terms of a payout.

The good news is that you're not playing against anyone else in video poker, and whatever poker hand you are left with – provided that it's jacks or better – lead to a payout.

Video Poker Paytable and Rank of Hands

There are variants of video poker you can play, with different returns, house edges, and bonus payouts. However, the rank of the hands remains the same. The typical pay table below indicates what you can expect to win:

Hand 1 Coin 2 Coins 3 Coins 4 Coins 5 Coins
Pair of Jacks or Better 1 2 3 4 5
2 Pairs 2 4 6 8 10
3 of a Kind 3 6 9 12 15
Straight Flush 4 8 12 16 20
Flush 6 12 18 24 30
Full House 9 18 27 36 45
4 of a Kind 25 50 75 100 250
Royal Flush 250 500 750 1000 4000

After deciding how many coins to bet per draw, you can see how much you stand to win if you successfully make one of the above poker hands.

Types of Video Poker

In addition to slots , live casino games , and classic table games , video poker is one of the best games available at Stake Casino.

As well as standard video poker, you can enjoy Bgaming’s Jacks or Better variety and NetEnt’s Jacks or Better Multihand, both of which offer an enjoyable online video poker experience.

Check out the most popular games at Stake Casino that you can play alongside video poker to keep things interesting as you place your bets.

How do You Win at Video Poker?

Winning at video poker is about forming the best possible poker hand with the five-card draw poker hand you are dealt. You can decide to stick with the initial five cards you are dealt, or you can redraw a specific number of cards to try and get a better hand.

As you’re not playing against other players, you don’t need to beat another hand to win at video poker, which is perhaps the most significant difference between this game and regular poker. After forming your hand, you are awarded a payout based on the poker pay table, earning money for anything between a pair of jacks and a royal flush.

How to Bet on Video Poker Online at Stake Casino

Betting on Stake Originals, table games , online video poker games, and other titles couldn’t be easier at Stake.com. Here are the steps that you need to follow to get started:

  • Step 1 - Retrieve your deposit address, located in Wallet > Deposit.

  • Step 2 - Choose the method that suits your needs. Stake.com supports multiple currencies , including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Dogecoin (Doge), Litecoin (LTC), and others.

  • Step 3 - Use your deposit address as the ‘send to’ location for your crypto wallet or exchange.

  • Step 4 (Optional) - If you wish to make a deposit via fiat currency, you can buy crypto for Stake via Moonpay.

Stake.com offers live support to players via our customer support staff for help with issues regarding video poker, slot titles, and depositing and withdrawing units.

Moonpay supports multiple payment options, including Visa, Mastercard, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and others, to buy cryptocurrency to play video poker and other online games. For a full list of supported payment methods, please refer to the Moonpay documentation .

Video Poker Strategies and Tips to Win

Keen to dive in and start playing video poker? Here are some video poker tips and strategies to consider before diving into a game of video poker:

  • Review the payout table and house edge before starting the game to ensure you know how much each potential poker hand is worth.

  • Understand the value of poker hands so you know when to hold and when to redraw the cards.

  • Mix things up and play variants like Jacks or Better to keep things interesting when playing video poker online.

  • Play video poker with the number of coins you're comfortable with, as you should enjoy the experience above all else.

You’re now all set and ready to play and enjoy video poker online at the Stake Casino! Learn more with our ultimate guide to online casinos , then once you're ready, load up your account with crypto and play this much-loved online casino game and more new games today!