Play Video Poker Online

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Top Video Poker Games | How to Play | Odds & Payouts | Basic Strategy | Bonuses & Promotions | Glossary | Help | FAQ | Play for Real Money

Video Poker is a classic casino game that combines the best Poker elements with single-player casino games. Instead of creating the best Poker hand to beat other players, your goal is to create a powerful hand that matches the paytable to trigger a payout. Just like in Poker, each hand can be beaten by another (except for Royal Flush). Except in Video Poker, the better your hand, the bigger your payout will be!

At MansionCasino, you'll find that we're filled to the brim with amazing Video Poker machines. If you're looking for the finest table game experience, create your account and start playing today.

Our Top Video Poker Games in NZ

Game Name Description
Jacks or Better A great game for newbies. It's simple to pick up and play, with one of the best RTPs you'll find in Video Poker. The paytable starts with a pair of Jacks.
Deuces Wild Multihand When playing Deuces Wild, all Deuces (2s) act as Wilds to help boost your Poker hand.
Mega Jacks Video Poker but with a progressive jackpot that keeps ticking until it's hit!

Rules: How to Play Video Poker?

Like online Slots, there are many Video Poker machines for you to choose from. While each variation has its own set of rules, the core gameplay remains the same and is easy to learn. Your goal is to try and match a hand shown on the paytable and win a payout.

Before we get to the rules, you need to know that there are two main types of Video Poker:

  1. Single -line
  2. Multi-line

In single-line Poker, you'll play with your hand only, which consists of 5 cards. In multi-line Video Poker, you'll have the opportunity to create more hands by repeating your hand multiple times, each independent from the other. Think of it as having more chances to make a winning hand. Just remember, you can't swap cards between each hand on the screen.

Moving on! Here's how to play Video Poker:

  1. Select your Video Poker machine, choose your bet size, and remember that the larger your bet size, the larger the payout for winning hands.
  2. When you're ready to start, hit the “Deal” button to receive your 5 starting cards. Before the cards on the machine are revealed, you have the opportunity to hold cards by tapping on them and discard cards for new ones.
  3. You can only do this once per round, so choose carefully. If you already have a winning hand, the computer will automatically prompt you to hold those cards, but the final choice is up to you.
  4. When you're ready to proceed, click the “Deal” button again to receive your new cards and reveal whether you've won or lost. The game will automatically create the best hand and pay when you win.
  5. Before starting to play, carefully check the game paytable as it may affect your playstyle. You'll find variations in the paytable itself, such as Jacks or Better, or in the deck with games like Joker Poker, including all the Joker cards that act like Wilds.
  6. Each game contains all the essential information and rules you'll need to play. To access it, first load the game you want to play, click the “settings” menu, and then “help”, and you'll find everything you need to play Video Poker. For more information, see our help section below.

Video Poker Odds and Payouts

Generally, the RTP for each game is 1% or lower, making it one of the best casino games to play. You can see the payouts and odds for each Video Poker game in the help section, and there's a paytable visible on the screen with each game. Here you'll see a list of Poker hands, with the payout amount in coins next to each hand.

Here's an example; In Jacks or Better, the payout for a pair of Jacks is 1-1. If you bet one coin, you'll receive one coin back. If you bet ten coins and win, you'll get back ten coins. The further up the table you move, the more valuable the prize will be.

Usually, the top prize payout, a Royal Flush, is much higher than the hand before it. That's because it's a rare hand, but when it lands, expect a massive prize!

Video Poker Basic Strategy

Video Poker is one of the best casino games to play if you want a low house edge. Unlike slot machines, Video Poker also requires skill and strategy as you can't rely on lady luck alone. That's why games like Blackjack and Roulette are so popular. It takes a mix of talent and fluke. Here are our playing strategies and tips to help you get the most out of your Video Poker experience.

Tip 1 – Manage your bankroll. No matter your playstyle or strategy, always remain in control of your bankroll. Set a budget for yourself, and use our safer gambling tools if needed, such as wager limits, loss limits, time limits, or choose from the list of available tools.

Tip 2 – Learn the Poker hands and their odds. You'll save yourself lots of time if you don't need to keep checking the different Poker hands and their odds of appearing.

Tip 3 – Always read the rules. Don't get caught out by a slight rule change you weren't aware of. The core gameplay of Video Poker is practically the same across all variants, but there are differences in the paytables, and other rules.

Tip 4 – Stay away from 'guaranteed' winning strategies. Video Poker is still a game of chance, and there's no such as a 100% winning strategy. Be careful of anyone promising you guaranteed wins on any online casino game.

Hand Type Cards Description
Royal Flush A, K, Q, J, 10 – Suited All 5 cards A-10 with matching suit, e.g. hearts. Sometimes called Royal Straight Flush.
Straight Flush 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 - Suited Similar to a Royal Flush. All cards are the same suit and sequential.
Four of a Kind Q, Q, Q, Q Four matching cards of any suit.
Full House J, J, J, 9, 9 Three matching cards of any suit, plus a matching pair of cards.
Flush 4, 6, 9, Q, K (Any) – Suited All 5 cards in the hand are the same suit. Can be in any order.
Straight 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 All cards in the hand are sequential, but with any suit.
Three of a Kind 5, 5, 5 Three matching cards of any suit.
Two Pair 10, 10, 3, 3 Two different sets of two of the same cards can be any suit.
One Pair J, J A pair of the same cards.
High Card 10 A single high card.

Video Poker Bonuses and Promotions

You can boost your account balance by taking advantage of our exclusive new player Welcome Bonus and ongoing promotions. There are bonuses tailor-made for Video Poker, along with many other goodies like cashback, spins, competitions, loyalty points, and more each and every day.

To see the latest offers, check out our dedicated promotions page, packed with extras to give you the best online casino experience in New Zealand.

Video Poker Game Glossary

Action – Your total bet size for the next Video Poker hand.

Credit – Your available account balance size.

Discard – During the first round, you can remove cards for new ones by discarding them.

Draw – After discarding a card, you'll automatically draw a new one to replace it.

Hold – Holding a card means you'll keep it for the final round.

Face Card – All cards with a face on it: Jacks, Queens, and Kings.

Ace-high – If no other ranking hand is available, the best hand is an Ace high.

House Edge – The advantage the casino has over the player over an extended length of time, usually expressed as a percentage.

Max Bet – The biggest bet possible. Often you can instantly place this bet by pushing the “max bet” button.

Multi-hand – Play with more than one set of cards. Playing with multiple hands allows you to maximise your chances.

Paytable – Displays all winning Poker hands and the payout amount next to it.

Pat Hand – A hand which can't be improved after the first round, e.g., landing a Royal Flush.

Payback – This is the amount of money you can expect to receive when playing Video Poker.


Video Poker is an electrifying and exciting casino game. If you need any help playing or would like to view more information about the game's rules, you can find help easily:

In-Game Help Menu: Open your selected game, click on the menu icon, and then select “help”. Here, you'll find all the essential game information, including the betting options, rules, payouts, and how to use the game's interface.

Customer Support: Our professional Customer Support team are always ready to assist you with any question or concerns you may have. You can contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via Live Chat, email, and telephone (+35020047382).

Video Poker FAQ

  1. Is online Video Poker legal?

    Playing online Video Poker at MansionCasino is 100% legal. We're licenced by the UK Gambling Commission and the Gibraltar Gaming Authority.

  2. Can I use Welcome Bonuses to play Video Poker?

    You can use any Welcome Bonus which allows wagering on Video Poker.

  3. How do you beat Video Poker machines?

    Your aim when playing Video Poker is to create a winning hand. There is no guaranteed way to beat Video Poker because it is a game of chance. Learning the rules and strategies will help increase your chances of winning in the long term.

  4. Can I play for free?

    Unfortunately, no, you can't play for free.

  5. Do I need special software to play?

    You don't need any special software or app to play Video Poker. Just log in to your MansionCasino account, and play!

  6. Is Video Poker better than slots?

    It depends on which style of game you prefer. Slots don't require any skill. Push the spin button, and when the reels stop turning, you'll see your result. In Video Poker, you need to actively make choices and decide which cards to hold and discard.

  7. Are Video Poker machines rigged?

    All of our Video Poker machines are 100% legal and random. Third parties check them each month to ensure fairness.

Play Video Poker for Real Money

If you're looking to play one of the most popular casino games around, then take a seat at one of our Video Poker machines!

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