Premium Video Poker at Spin Casino
We're proud to say that Spin Casino is Canada's top option for gambling online. No matter what kind of casino games you want to play, we’re where you should be playing them. When you play Video Poker with us you’ll soon find out why this casino game is such a favourite, and why there is no better place to join in the fun.
Video Poker was invented in the 1970’s and combines the fast pace of slots with the strategy of Poker. We’re thrilled to be able to bring you a wide selection of online Video Poker games that are even better than the original versions, and all results are proven fair, so you always have the best chance of winning big!
How to Play
In Video Poker, the objective is to build the highest 5-card hand possible, according to standard Poker rankings. The first thing you need to do is place your bet, which can be a maximum of 5 coins. Thereafter, 5 cards are dealt from a deck. This is where you get to make your move. You can discard as many or as few cards as you like, and have them replaced with others from the original deck. The catch is that you have only one chance to discard cards, and that’s what makes this type of gambling online so much fun. After discards have been made, you will be paid out according to what's in your hand and how much you wagered in the first place.
Game Varieties and Strategy Charts
At first, there was only one version of Video Poker, Jacks or Better. You can still enjoy this at Spin Casino, and will be paid out if you are holding a pair of Jacks or anything higher. Since then, the popularity of these casino games has grown so much that there are also several other variations available.
They all follow the same basic structure, with a few differences in the rules to make them more interesting. As you play you'll have a better idea of what to do when you see your cards, but to start off with we suggest using strategy charts. These tell you exactly what to keep and exchange, for every hand you might be dealt, and give you the best chance of winning.
Chance and Strategy In Poker
Like many card games, Video Poker brings elements of luck and shrewd tactics together. You can't do anything about the hand you are dealt, but you can decide what to do once you've seen it. This is a thrilling mix, and although the action here is not as complicated as in other casino games like Blackjack, it is just as compelling. Every game of online Poker is played with one or more decks of cards in the shoe, which means the number of cards is finite – and this makes it possible to calculate the odds of certain cards or card combinations being dealt and of hands winning. Some Video Poker players use those odds to devise strategies, but none of those plans can guarantee a win, as the deal is totally random. Another approach is to consider options such as looking for the best paytables, generous RTPs, or games that offer bonus payouts for one or more hands.
Perfect Practice for Poker
Although much simpler than traditional Poker, Video Poker does have elements in common with these games. In both cases you need to look at the cards you are dealt and decide what you want to do, as you try to build the best hand that you can, according to the same ranking system.
That means that you can use these casino games as rewarding and fun entertainment in their own right, or as a way to get into table-based Poker. Once you're comfortable with the Video options, you can tackle bluffing and going against other tablemates.
You'll have a great time either way, as long as you make sure you are playing at the best online casino in Canada– ours, of course!
The History of Poker
When you play Poker at Spin Casino, you’re playing games with a fascinating history. Poker rules developed in North America in the first half of the 1700s. In 1829, actor Joseph Cowell described the game as being played with a 20-card deck, but that expanded to the 52-card deck by 1848, when the draw and the flush were added.
The 5-card stud, the straight hand, and the Wild card was added in the 1860s, and community card games were developed in 1925. In the mid-90s, the first Poker games online launched, and they’ve got bigger and better ever since.
Variations of Poker
You’ll find numerous variations of Poker online at Spin Casino, offering you the chance to play slots-inspired editions, versions with a more traditional look and feel, and games run by live dealers. If you’re in the mood for classic Video Poker casino games, take a look at iconic titles such as Jacks or Better, Deuces Wild, or Aces and Faces.
For a twist on tradition, take a look at games such as Triple Pocket Hold’em or High Speed Poker. If you visit our live casino, you can play variants of Poker online such as Live Casino Hold’em with friendly dealers.
Safe and Secure Play
Playing online Poker Canada should never put you at risk of data theft of fraud, and to make sure that never happens at Spin Casino, we’ve taken every precaution to protect you and your details. For starters, our website is encrypted by 128-bit software, which prevents fraudsters from stealing any information you send via the site. In addition to trusting our site, you can trust the games we offer, as the RNG software and gaming equipment used to produce results are tested for fairness regularly. What’s more, our Video Poker online casino accepts the most trusted and secure payment methods.