Video Poker is one of the most popular games at Bodog Casino, and it’s easy to see why. This game of skill has a small house edge and an opportunity to win big. There’s no dealer and no opposing players. It’s just you, looking for the best possible hand.

 

With 17 different video poker variants, it can be tough to figure out which one will work best with your playing style. We're going to cover three major types, and all three of them follow the same basic rules: you'll be dealt a five-card hand, and you can choose which of those five cards you want to keep and which ones you want to discard. The winning hands for the most part follow the rankings of Texas Hold'em poker.

 

Joker Poker

 

The Joker in Joker Poker is a wild card, so you’re playing with a 53-card deck as opposed to a traditional 52-card deck. The object of the game is to get a pair of Kings or higher. If the Joker pops up in your five-card hand, you’re in luck because it can morph into any card which increases your chance of winning.

 

Four variants of Joker Poker are available at Bodog Casino, ranging from one hand to 52 hands. It's best to start with the one-hand version and work your way up to playing a maximum of 52 hands.

 

Jacks or Better

 

While you need at least a pair of Kings to win in Joker Poker, you need at least a pair of Jacks to win in Jacks or Better. There is no wild card to help you along the way, but it's easier to get a winning hand.

 

Just like in Joker Poker, you can play Jacks or Better with one hand, three hands, 10 hands or 52 hands. The more hands you play, the more chances you have to win.

 

Double Bonus Poker

 

Double Bonus Poker follows the same basic video poker rules listed above, but offers a swankier payout for four-of-a-kind hands. Like in Jacks or Better, a pair of Jacks (or better) will get you a payout in Double Bonus Poker. However, as you'll see in the paytable, there are big-time payouts for hitting four-of-a-kinds in this unique variant. 

 

Double Poker has spin-off versions such as Double Double Bonus, which further increases the four-of-a-kind payouts, depending on your fifth card (the kicker).

 

Now that you know the basic similarities and differences between the three most popular video poker games, you can decide if you prefer to play with higher winning requirements and wild cards, lower winning requirements, or bonus payments for specified hands. Enjoy a customized poker experience while playing at Bodog Casino.