by Sigma, these machines are found in a few casinos.
I first encountered them in the Palace Station Casino
in Las Vegas, off I-15 and Sahara Avenue on the west
side of town.
These machines are intriguing for two reasons. First,
there's a joker in the pack-a pure wild card that
can be used to enhance any online poker games hand.
Second, there's a double or nothing feature that I've
not found on other video online poker games machines.
Let's now examine the payoffs on this machine.
Jokers Wild Video online poker games
Royal Flush 500 coins
Five of a Kind 100 coins
Straight Flush 50 coins
4 of a kind 20 coins
Full House 8
Flush 7 coins
Straight 5 coins
3 of a Kind 3 coins
Two Pair 1 coin
None of the Above Loss
players think of tournaments as a way of determining
who the best player is, a way of picking champions.
This belief tends to be particularly strong among
those whose introduction to tournament poker came
via watching the television coverage of the Travel
Channel or ESPN.
But that's not really the purpose of tournaments.
Tournaments are simply promotional devices of cardrooms.
It is true that we call the twenty or thirty winners
of various annual events of the World Series of Poker,
held at Binions Horseshoe in Las Vegas every year,
world champions. The World Series of Poker has over
thirty events every year, and the winner of each one
is crowned a world champion of something. But this
is really just promotional hype.