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Video Poker

Keep a cool face with these handy tips!

10-Jack-Queen-King-Ace of spades on a video poker screen

We are close to reaching the most powerful hands in video poker.  First we need to go over the two hands: four to an inside straight and four to an outside straight.  Four to an inside straight is a weaker hand because there are only four cards that can make the straight.   But four to an inside straight with four high cards is obviously better than the same hand but with only three high cards.

a poker hand holding the 2, 3, and 4 of spades

Before we begin this article on advanced video poker, let us answer a question that several online casino gamers sent us by way of Springbok Casino’s 24/7 customer service desk.  The question is: Why are you starting the tutorial on advanced video poker strategy from the bottom? 

A 2, 4, 5, 8, and 10 on a video poker screen

A lot of video poker players continue to play with hunches or off the top of their heads instead of using the best video poker strategy.  The reason is very simple: the best video poker strategy seems extremely complex as it has over 30 different hands to draw toward.

a video poker screen with a 10-J-Q-K of spades together, and a king of hearts with a line through it (or X over it) on the side

The two games that new players at Springbok casino play with their Springbok Casino no deposit bonus are pokies and video poker.  As we all know, there is really no strategy for success in pokies; we play them for the vicarious thrills and for the chance to score a big win through great good luck!

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