Video Poker

word type: form of poker

  1. Computerized gambling machines found in casino pits.

What it Is

Video poker machines are found in the pit area of casinos as well as at bars and gas stations throughout Las Vegas. A video poker console will usually offer electronic games like "Deuces Wild" and "Jacks or Better," all of which simulate regular poker hands and offer payouts based on hand values.

Is Video Poker Beatable?

It depends: There are video poker experts in the gambling world, and they are able to realize a +EV by understanding the subtle differences in payouts offered by various machines, like which games on which machines pay out the best when the player hits a royal flush.

Usually, a video poker professional's goal is to break even playing the machine, while earning enough comps to make the hours spent mindlessly pushing buttons worthwhile.