Video Poker on the surface may be an innocent game,
but in reality if you are not a skilled player sometimes it can be very costly. An
average player can play a new game in less than 8-seconds, which computes to more than 450
games per hour. Advanced players can average more than 600 games per
hour. Considering the payoff of most casino video slot machines throughout
southern Nevada range from 80%-99% payouts, it does not take long to lose large sums of
Yes there are machines advertised that pay 100% return or more, BUT
this is calculated on "perfect play" every game. Odd, the machine plays the perfect game
not the human player.
When Video Players talk about
machines, they usually refer to the payoffs on the Full House and Flush winning
hands. These two winning hands payoffs range from 10/7 machine, 9/6 machine,
8/6 machine, 7/5 machines and other combinations. What these numbers represents are the
payoff returns on winning hands times your bet. Video Poker machines have many
varieties and variations throughout each casino. Some have progressive jackpots, and
others vary on whether they pay more for two pairs, etc.
Without using thousands of
mathematical computations of all the various machines, payoffs and variances, they have
written hundreds of books on this subject. This is a basis overview to help novice
and average players obtain a better view of the game. Since there are 2,598,960
possible five card poker hands, it is easy to see why it would be impossible to give all
possibilities and results.
Speaking of odds,
many casinos offer a bonus for anyone hitting a Royal Flush in sequential
order, in either direction. The odds of hitting a sequential Royal
Flush is 1 in 77,968,800, for in any suit. If you want a specific
suit, the odds are 1 in 311,875,200.
For you Deuces Wild
Video Poker players, here are few odds to remember. The odds of
getting four Deuces happens once in every 4,900 hands. The odds of
getting a Royal Flush, with no Deuces, is one in 46,000. And, the odds
of getting a Royal Flush with the aid of at least one Deuce is one in every
The following information
represents just one type of machine and the basic odds of winning playing a 9/6 machine
with a standard 800 times coins played Royal Flushs jackpot. Good Luck and
remember gamblers can play this innocent looking electronic game for pennies or as much as
$300.00 per game. (In some highrollers pits in Vegas there are $500 video
poker machines.) Using the average players skills, playing
$300.00 per game computes to betting more than $135.000.00 per hour! This calculation
does not take into consideration that every time a payout is more than
$1200.00 the game is stopped and IRS paperwork is filled out.