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Before we get started with exact strategies for specific Video Poker Games, it is important that you know the difference between Full Pay And Short Pay Video Poker. As the first thing you want to do when using any Video Poker Strategy is make sure you are playing a game with the best possible odds (for you). The table below shows the difference in Payout Tables between a Full pay and a Short pay Jacks or Better Video Poker game.

Hand Full pay Short pay
Royal Flush 800 800
Straight Flush 50 50
4 of a Kind 25 25
Full House 9 8
Flush 6 5
Straight 4 4
3 of a Kind 3 3
2 Pairs 2 2
Pair of Jacks or better 1 1

Full Pay Jacks or Better is also known as 9/6 Jacks or Better. 9/6 Jacks or better video poker gives a house edge of around 0.5%, while 8/5 Jacks or better (Short pay) video poker has a much higher house edge. All of the casinos featured on this site offer only Full pay Video Pokers, so if you choose to play at an online casino listed on this site you wont have wot worry about working out which offer full pay games and which dont.

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So regardless of which game you play provided you are playing a Full pay game the house edge on Video Poker is extremely small to the experienced player, usually less than 1- 0.5%. For the beginner who does not understand the mathematics behind video poker strategy or does not use any strategy at all this house edge grows to 5-10% or higher depending on the exact game. The most common system used to win when playing Video Poker is to use a strategy card, there are many different strategies available, the key thing is to find one which you are happy with and believe works and stick with it.

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We also suggest you read about other strategies in books, we suggest you consider the books listed on our Video Poker books page.












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