step is to be able to select the most advantageous
games in the casino or locale where you are playing.
We've talked about the advantage of a percent or
two and all the effort we expend to get that advantage.
In reel machines, we are, at best, guessing the
exact payout. Not so with online poker games. We
can know the exact percentage by a quick study of
the payout table.
up the selections in their games array. We all know
to look for a 9-6 Jacks or Better machine ... in
a 99 percent payout. In some jurisdictions, we are
faced with 8-5's, 7-6's, and I have even seen 6-5's
salted in. I have yet to find a 9-6 games on a riverboat,
at least not at this writing!
can be said for Deuces Wild. Las Vegas does have
a few 25-15-9-5 machines (25-wild royal, 15-five
of a kind, 9-straight flush, 5-four of a kind) which
pay 100.6 percent. This is an exciting, fun games
to play, also, with that great intermediate jackpot
of 1,000 coins for four deuces. There are, however,
many derivations of this basic games, all with less
payouts. For example, simply dropping the payout
on four of a kind from five coins to four reduces
the overall payout all the way down to 94.3 percent.
The reason for this big impact is that in Deuces,
the four of a kind occurs very frequently, and any
change in the "5" changes the overall
I could site
many other examples, but suffice it to say... be
very aware of the video online poker games payout
tables, even more so than the reels. Take the time
to scout out the best machines, even if it means
trying several different casinos. The change in
results will be significant. The variety and different
kinds of payouts are changing rapidly, as well.
Casino managers are continuously seeking different
games to enhance the appeal of video online poker