Poker has been a favourite of gamers for centuries but today, the online casino offers an even more enticing poker experience with options for video poker that bring you into a world of old-fashioned card game fun combined with modern methods for earning big cash prizes.
The Royal Vegas Video Poker Casino presents multiple poker casino online options that give you the opportunity to play the kind of video poker that you prefer, on the gaming platform of your choice with the extra features that make your poker adventure one of satisfying enjoyment. When you play poker with your neighbours or poker buddies you’re limited to their preferences and their betting limits. Even at the land-based casino, you won’t find the variety of poker variations that you’ll encounter when you play at the online casino. It’s only when you sign into your poker casino online account that you’ll have the opportunity of experiencing a poker event that’s tailored to fit your personal needs and expectations.
From Poque to Video Poker
Poker, historians believe, was a simple card game that was played in 16th century Europe. By the 17th century it was a French favourite and “poque” crossed the ocean with French explorers. The game’s popularity quickly spread and by the 18th and 19th century westbound pioneers were playing it in American salons throughout the rugged frontier country.
The Las Vegas Casinos adopted poker when they opened in the ’40s but the game didn’t change much over the years – playing poker still involved playing against the dealer as both tried to build a hand with the best possible combinations. In the ’90s, when the online casino opened, the opportunities began to change. Players found it more convenient to play online. Even more exciting were the payouts which were higher than ever, due to the online casino’s low operating expenses which allowed the casino to pass the savings onto their clients in the form of more lucrative earnings.
For poker players however, the highlight of the online casino involved the new variety of casino games – the Internet casino was able to offer multiple new versions of poker which enabled each player to choose the variation that appealed to him.
Today there are numerous poker variations available to online gamblers at the online casino. The Royal Vegas Video Poker Casino presents the largest variety of video poker alternatives in which players can strategize as they search for the version that will offer them the most excitement, the highest level of competition and the best chances to earn the top prizes.
Video Poker Online Casino
The Royal Vegas video poker online casino gives poker enthusiasts numerous poker options from which to choose. Royal Vegas Video Poker Casino options include Bonus Poker Deluxe Poker, Deuces and Joker Poker, Double Double Bonus Poker, Jacks are Better Poker, All American Poker and Bonus Poker.
To play poker, make your opening deposit and hit “Deal.” Once you’ve received your initial hand, you can choose whether you want to exchange some of your cards. The dealer then plays his hand and then the two hands are compared. Whichever hand has a higher value wins.
Hand combinations, from the most valuable to the least valuable, are
Royal flush – Ten, Jack, Queen, King and Ace in the same suit
Straight flush -5 cards of the same suit in numerical order, e.g. 4-5-6-7 of Hearts
Four of a kind – 4 cards of the same value
Full house – 3 cards of the same value and 2 different cards of the same value
Flush- -: 5 cards of the same suit
Straight – 5 cards of different suits in consecutive numerical order
Three of a kind – 3 cards of the same value
Two pairs – 2 cards of the same value and 2 different cards of the same value
Single pair – 2 cards of the same value
Each poker versions offer a slight variation on the core game so that players can use the cards in inventive ways to increase their chances of winning.
Video poker can be found at the Royal Vegas Download Live Casino where gamers download the casino software into their home desktop or laptop PC, and at the Mobile Casino where players play on their smartphone or table browser.
Royal Vegas Casino Bonus
Playing video poker at the Royal Vegas Casino is now more lucrative than ever. New gamers collect a casino welcome bonus which is worth up to $1200. The Welcome Bonus distributes generous free credits which are worth up to $1200 via match gaming credits, enabling new poker gamers to play more games for more time for free.
The $1200 Royal Vegas Welcome Bonus helps gamblers win big payouts from the moment that they sign into the casino. Following the Welcome Week the casino will send an invitation to join the casino’s weekly bonus promotions which include more match credits. Monthly promotions provide extra opportunities to earn prizes in the form of free spins, cars, cruises, Reward Points and additional match casino credits. The refer-a-friend bonus pays an additional 50 gaming credits for more free gambling fun.