Use our “Find Games” database to search out the best casinos
for playing video poker in your location of interest (note: you must
for a free account and be logged in to access our games database).
When speaking of variance, however, it is important to remember that games will generate an average return based on their paytables.
This is because we tend to play more than just one hand, and in fact usually play tens, hundreds, or even thousands of hands over the course of a casino visit.
Over the millions of hands that are played on a given game, any game will generate a return for the casino that is at least
as great as the paytable implies (“at least”, because many players will not play the game correctly, which increases the casino’s return). A player can go from a string of losses one minute to a string of wins
the next, and this contributes to the excitement of the game. If you notice errors in our database, please use our “Contact Form”
to let us know.
On average, a $20 deposit will pay for four times as many hands on a 99 percent game as it will on a 96 percent game (at five quarters per hand).
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games to find what you’re looking for.
But the expected payouts of games can vary widely between casinos as well as between games in the same casino.
You can use your Internet-connected smart phone to find best casinos and games when you are on the road.
It is not unusual to find a bank of games having one or two higher paying games with the adjoining games offering much lower paybacks. We’ll notifiy you whenever we have new updates ready.
Over time, most video poker games can be expected to return 95-100 percent of the money bet to the player
(occasionally, you can even find games that return more than 100% with perfect play). You will then be able to easily locate
the best games and the best places to play (as well as places to avoid).
Here, we examine techniques for making the most of your video poker playing and help you to choose
games that put more money in your pocket.
Here, we’ll help you select casinos and games that will increase your chances of winning, and avoid those that take your hard-earned cash. Our goal is to create the best online database
of video poker games possible, and we expect to revise our software to provide more usable information as opportunities arise.
This site is about playing video poker and winning.
To access games and ratings, you will need to create a free account and login to the site.
The more hands you can play given your bankroll, the more likely you are to hit a Royal Flush or other high-paying hand, so exhausting your bankroll
on low-paying machines isn’t a great strategy.
If you want to maximize your winnings and minimize your losses at video poker, it is critical that you play only the best games.
We are in the process of surveying casinos in other areas as well.
Games can’t be adjusted or influenced while you are playing them; they are exactly what the paytable says they are.
Yet, you’ll often find uninformed players at one of the lower paying games sitting next to an available full-pay game.
Put another way, the 25c player may, on average, lose $720 in a typical weekend on a 96% game, but will average only $180 in losses on a 99% game. Statistically, this is a result of the “variance” of the game. Or, at the very least, playing and losing less.
A key attraction of gambling is the “streak”, or “swing” of the game. As we complete our new surveys, new listings are added.
As a general rule, it is worth remembering that the outcome of every hand of video poker is independent of what happened in the hands before.
Check out our Essentials pages for more information on the games to play (and those to avoid).
Our Tunica Area and North Louisiana games databases have just been updated.
The difference between a game returning 96 percent and one returning 99 percent is dramatic. Also, any suggestions for improving the software will be appreciated. Games with higher variance will have “wilder” swings
and many people are attracted to this feature.
We appreciate any feedback we receive from visitors to our site. When statisticians
refer to variance, they’re talking about how strongly a game adheres to its average return. If you
hit a Royal Flush on one hand, the odds of hitting one on the next hand are precisely the same as the hand before.
Winning (or minimizing losses) at video poker requires not only that you play the game properly,
but that you carefully choose the games and the places at which you play