The launch of mobile casinos has ushered in a new era of convenience and ease in the lives of poker players worldwide. Now your favourite video poker games are always on hand and it’s easy to indulge in a few hands in between meetings, while waiting to collect your kids from school or for your takeout order to be ready. We take a look at five types of video poker that have proven especially popular on mobile devices.
Jacks or Better
Jacks or Better is one of the simplest forms of video poker and this simplicity perhaps explains its appeal to both beginners and experienced players. There are no distractions, such as side bets or special payout combinations to bear in mind, and for this reason Jacks or Better is one of the best forms of video poker to play if you want to apply and test different strategies.
Five cards are initially dealt to the player who then has the choice of keeping or discarding cards and receiving new ones. As the name suggests, you need at least a pair of jacks to qualify for a payout. This type of video poker can be enjoyed in multi-hand format, which allows you to play up to 100 hands.
Aces and Eights
Aces and Eights has also proven very popular on mobile platforms. This type of video poker follows the rules of a standard game of poker, but it offers higher payouts for four of a kind hands formed with aces, eights or sevens. A standard 52 card deck is used and the game does not involve jokers.
Several coin sizes, ranging from $0.05 to $5, are available, accommodating a wide range of bankrolls. The maximum bet per hand is $25 and the maximum payout is 250x your bet, which you win if you are lucky enough to land a royal flush. The second highest hands are four of a kind aces or eights, both of which pay 80x your bet.
7 Stud Poker
7 Stud Poker departs from the rules of a standard game of poker in several ways. To start with, the player is dealt seven cards instead of five, but only the first and third cards are dealt face up. As each subsequent card is revealed the player has the chance of placing additional bets. If you want to finish a hand quickly without the additional betting options you can choose to use the ‘deal all’ button.
Unlike most other types of video poker, you must have at least a three of a kind to qualify for a payout. The maximum payout is 500 credits, but this is only paid if you bet the maximum amount.
7 Stud Poker offers two bonus bets: one is a standard double up bet and the other is a side bet which pays out handsome amounts if you land a royal flush, straight flush or a four of a kind.
Bonus Deuces Wild
In our opinion, jokers make all games more exciting and profitable and this is definitely true of Bonus Deuces Wild. As the name indicates, twos are wild in this form of poker and can be used as substitutes for all other card values. This means your chances of winning are dramatically increased. What is more, the use of wild cards enables players to form five of a kind hands, which receive special payouts.
As with 7 Stud Poker, you need a three of a kind to qualify for a payout, but with so many jokers in play this shouldn’t be too difficult to achieve.
Bonus Poker Deluxe
Lastly there is Bonus Poker Deluxe—a mix of Deuces Wild and Bonus Poker that produces many chances to form winning hands. Deuces are wild and substitute for all other card values, but unlike Bonus Deuces Wild you only need a pair of jacks to qualify for a win. Bonus Poker Deluxe can be played in multi-hand format and contains a double or nothing bonus bet. The maximum payout is 4000 credits.
The types of video poker described above are based on the Realtime Gaming variants of poker. RTG video poker games are readily available at mobile casinos: simply download an app, such as Grand Fortune Casino, and enjoy your favourite video poker wherever and whenever you choose.