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How to Win at RealTime Gaming Video Poker

Video Poker is one of the fastest casino games on the Internet. RealTime Gaming software offers 16 varieties of video poker, in five denominations ranging from 5¢ to $1.00.

There are three key factors in winning video poker. 1) Pick the best pay tables, 2) Learn how to play flawlessly, and 3) Pick a casino with great comps.

Picking the best pay tables
Video poker pay tables can vary from casino to casino and in some cases from denomination to denomination. The pay table determines how much of an advantage the house has over the player, or vice versa, for optimal play, over the long run. There are several software packages widely available that can calculate the theoretical machine payout for a particular pay table. Two of the most common are WinPoker and VPTutor. Each of these can calculate the payout percentages for most of the games RealTime Gaming licensed casinos offer. For an example of a great pay table, check out the nickel Double Double Jackpot Poker game at It pays out 100.35%.

Learn How to Play Flawlessly
Unless you learn to play video poker without errors, you are needlessly giving away some (or all, or more than all!) of your profit. The software listed above contains training modes so that you can practice any video poker game, and the software will tell you if you have made an incorrect play. It takes work, but it’s worth it.

Pick a Casino with Great Comps
To get the best return for your playing dollar, make sure that the casino you choose has a great comp program. In the above example with, they offer a .1% comp program, which when added to the already high payout, yields an effective payout ratio of 100.45%. There are other examples of positive expectation machines among the RealTime Gaming licensees. They change frequently, and some are offered only during special promotions, but keep your eyes out for them. Its one way to get the advantage to be on your side.

Playing video poker on the Internet is fun, and if you do a little research you’ve got a good chance of making some money.
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