Video Poker Introduction
Even if you've never played a hand of Poker in your life, in one hour or so you will know the basics of five card draw poker, and understand the video game of Jacks or Better. You will also have the condensed "Best Shot" Strategy in quick reference form that you can take right to the machines and start playing mistake free, expert video poker right away!
If you happen to be an experienced poker player who understands all the poker hand rankings and how the game is played, you will probably want to skip over most of the information presented for the less experienced and get right to the chapters about video poker and the playing strategy.
In casino gambling, there are games of pure luck, and there are games of skill. Slots, Roulette and Wheel of Fortune are typical games of luck. No matter which of these types of games you decided to play or where on the table you decide to place your bets, you cannot change the house's long run advantage. This doesn't mean that you can't get lucky and win at games like this because we all know that you can. But the house always has a better chance of winning, and the players of games like this can do absolutely nothing to change that. Card games such as Poker, Blackjack and Video Poker are games of skill. In these games, expert players can reduce the house advantage to practically nothing, and as has happened in Blackjack, sometimes actually change the advantage from house to player.
Of all the several popular versions of video poker available, Jacks of Better is by far the most popular. You will also see video poker Deuces Wild, Joker Wild, Tens or Better and others. However, because of its wide acceptance and popularity, wherever you find video poker machines, you will almost always be able to play Jacks or Better.
There are quite a few good video poker books available on all the different games. The contents vary from a few strategy tips and general information, to enough statistical information, on the many versions, to boggle the mind of a Rhodes Scholar.
For starters, it is much better to study one of the good games and learn it well, than to try and remember the optimal strategies for the many games that are out there.
Here we focus on Jacks or Better and make it easy for you to be an expert player.
- video poker ebook
- Section I. video poker introduction
- Section II. five card draw poker - The Basic Poker Game
- Section III. jacks or better video poker
- Section IV. evaluating video poker hands and draw options
- Section V. jacks or better strategy - Draw Hands Defined