Although Video Poker contains the word of “Poker“, it is not exactly the visual type of Poker. The most important differentiating factor is lack of player’s psychological strategies and tactics. As you are playing against a computer, you are free to behave. You can laugh with a “Royal Flush” in hand without hesitating to give a clue to your opponent like you do in Poker. There are many types of Video Poker but the most popular one is “Deuces Wild“.
At a first glance, one can mix “Slot Machines” with a “Video Poker Machine“. In fact, the only common factor for both is having monitors. Slots games are totally based on luck and there is no strategy or tactics, but in Video-Poker, you have to think over your hand and make a decisive act for reaching to your maximum hand value. Video Poker machines have been with us since 1970’s in parallel with spreading of the personal computers. Without any doubt, today’s high-tech Video Poker machines are well beyond the ancestors in terms of audio & visual quality level.