Video Poker Odds
Video poker odds are very much the same as regular poker odds, in the sense
that winning combinations only happen so often. Video poker also has multiple
different versions and styles that the player can choose from. Every game has
a different strategy. Playing Jacks or Better has a different strategy from
playing a Deuces Wild game.
One thing that will increase your video poker odds is to check the payout schedule
of the machine. The payout schedule is located on all machines and you can see
from the chart what the particular numbers mean. People always say if you can
find a 9/6 Jacks or Better you are starting out in the right place. From the
chart you see that it pays out 99.5 % of the time.
|10/7 (double bonus)
Also from the chart you can see that there are a couple of machines out there
that will payout more than 100%. Don’t get too excited here. Although
it has a great payout that doesn’t mean everyone will sit down and win
all of there money and then some. Casinos know they offer machines like this
and bank on people that don’t have a good strategy to play these machines.
Other than the actual payout schedule you might be interested in knowing the
odds of getting a particular hand. How often you might get a Royal Flush or
a Straight. Bellow is a chart detailing the odds on a 9/6 Jacks or Better machine.
||1 in 40,390
||1 in 9,148
|Four of a Kind
||1 in 423
||1 in 86
||1 in 90
||1 in 89
|Three of a Kind
||1 in 13
||1 in 7
|Jacks or Better
||1 in 4
From looking at the chart you might have noticed that the payout for a full house
is larger than a flush or a straight. This goes against the norm and has no real
reason other than giving the player better odds and chances to win. You won’t
find this anywhere, so be choosy, it might be your success to win.