A video poker game may seem relatively straightforward. After all, to play, all you need to do is place a bet and decide which cards you will keep and which you will get rid of. But is it really this simple? Some people would argue that a game of video poker can actually be manipulated in a way, but only by a player who has a strategy.
A good video poker strategy starts with the amount a player is willing to bet. Those who want to bet big can do so, but need to be aware of how much the machine will pay them out. If they have checked the machine’s pay-tables before they start betting, they will be much more likely to benefit from the money they put in.
On the other side of the coin, players who want to bet small can do so too, but need to be aware that this affects the amount they could potentially win. This is not all that players can control though. Players can also control which cards they will discard after the initial dealing has been done. They can decide whether to go for low pairs, high cards or whether they should discard them all. This is all based on their strategy and players whose strategy is to stick to only high cards will thus keep any cards over the value of a jack.
So what else is a strategy good for? Well part of a strategy is deciding how much you will bet and how long you will play and when players have this in mind, they are much less likely to lose the money they start out with. A strategy also ensures that players who have a history of addiction can tear themselves away from the game and are much less likely to spend money on video poker that they need to pay for their usual expenses. A good strategy is dependent on the player and while some may think that a strategy should comprise of just one action point, others will argue that this should be a long list of things that players should remember when they start playing for money.