From online and live casino games to tournament, we look at ways to play video poker. Spoiler: Springbok Casino comes out tops!

Us South Africans are all about diversity. We have a colourful nation, lots and lots of languages, beaches, deserts and the bushveld – and then there are casino games. Launch Springbok Casino in your browser online or on your mobile and you’ll find diversity is a main attribute of our games menu – and this extends to video poker!

Springbok Casino focuses on delivering the best SpinLogic powered video poker variants. This includes 15 unique casino games, from Jacks or Better and All American Poker, to Aces and Eights. Now, our games are online casino games. This means that the game is played between you, the player, and the ‘dealer’, which is our awesome RNG software.

Even though we focus solely on providing online casino games, there are alternatives, which include live dealer games. As such, it is possible to play video poker live with a real human dealer, and even participate in video poker tournaments where you compete against other real players.

How do these different forms of video poker gameplay stack up against each other? Let’s take a closer look!

What to Expect from Springbok Online Video Poker Games

At Springbok Casino, we pride ourselves on offering the best casino games in South Africa. We’re even a one-stop spaza shop for video poker! Our online video poker games are powered by SpinLogic, a leading casino and games software provider that ensures fair and random outcomes.

As we’ve mentioned, you can choose from 15 different video poker variants, each with its own rules, payouts and strategies. Whether you prefer the classic Jacks or Better, the wild Deuces Wild, or the bonus-filled Double Double Bonus, you will find a game that suits you’re a Joburg city sleeker, a boertjie or a laid-back J-Bay surfer.

One of the main advantages of playing online video poker at Springbok Casino is that you can play at your own pace. There is no pressure from other players or dealers, and you can take as much time as you need to make your decisions. You can also adjust the speed of the casino games to suit your preference. Play as fast or as slow as you want… It’s cool with us, chommas!

Another benefit of opting for video poker at Springbok is that our casino games require less internet bandwidth than live dealer video poker or tournaments. This means that you won’t experience any lagging or buffering issues that could ruin your gaming experience. Sommer enjoy smooth and seamless gameplay on any device, whether it’s a desktop computer, a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone!

The Pros and Cons of Live Video Poker

Live video poker is a relatively new form of casino gaming that allows you to play video poker with a real human dealer via a live stream. You can interact with the dealer and other players through a chat feature and enjoy a decently realistic and immersive gaming experience.

Some players might prefer live video poker over online video poker casino games because it adds an actual human element to the experience. You can see the dealer shuffle and deal the cards, hear their voice and expressions, and feel like you are in a real casino. You can also chat with them and ask them questions about the game or anything else.

That said, live video poker also comes with some drawbacks that might make it less appealing than online video poker. For one thing, live video poker requires more internet bandwidth than online video poker, which means that you might encounter some technical issues or delays if your connection is not stable or fast enough. You might also have to wait for a seat at a table if the game is popular or busy!

Another downside of live video poker is that you have less control over the pace of the game. You have to follow the dealer’s instructions and act within a limited time frame. You can’t pause or adjust the speed of the game to suit your needs. You might also feel more pressure from the dealer or other players if you make a mistake or take too long.


Fast-Paced Video Poker Tournaments

Video poker tournaments are another way to enjoy video poker with other players. In these events, you pay a buy-in fee to enter a tournament with a fixed prize pool. You then compete against other players by playing a certain number of hands or rounds of video poker within a given time limit. The player with the highest score or balance at the end of the tournament wins the prize.

Video poker tournaments can be exciting and rewarding for some players who like fast-paced and competitive gameplay. You can test your skills and strategies against other players – and win lekker big prizes if you’re lucky enough to be amongst the top performers. You can also enjoy the thrill and adrenaline rush of playing under pressure and time constraints.

Yet, again… video poker tournaments are not for everyone. They can get seriously hectic, and some players might find them way too stressful, especially if they are not used to playing fast casino games. Picture those chaotic scenes of traders on the floor in movies about trading – either you like the thrill or you’ll totally cave under the pressure!

Video poker tournaments also involve buy-ins, which means that you have to risk some money to enter them. You might lose your buy-in if you don’t make it to the top of the leaderboard or if you run out of time or credits.

Why We Recommend Video Poker at Springbok Above All Else

While we can’t promise you a pretty poppie or a handsome boet shuffling the deck while having a lekker skinner, we can promise the following if you choose to play video poker at Springbok Casino:

  • You can play at your own pace without any pressure.
  • You get to decide how much you want to bet and play.
  • Our video poker games are accessible without buy-ins.
  • You’ll never have to worry about finding a seat at a virtual table.
  • Our video poker, and all our casino games, operate smoothly with advanced and optimised software.
  • Our customer support team is around 24/7 via live chat whenever you feel like a chat.
  • Last, but not least, we’re all about having fun and the big wins are a bonus!

There you have it. All things considered, online video poker sounds like a great deal don’t you think okes? Don’t go stress yourself into an early grave, aikona! Join Springbok Casino where casino games are plentiful, and our video poker is a jol. Do we hear a ‘yebo’? Yes!