Play Real Money Video Poker Online at MansionCasino ZA

Video Poker is a fun game to play that combines the random luck of slot games with a touch of the skill used in five-card poker. 

Unlike Poker, you aren't playing against other players, trying to bluff your way to winning a stack of chips. Instead, the goal of the game is to have a winning Poker hand.

MansionCasino is the best place for South African players to play Video Poker for real money. We work with the leading casino software developers to bring our players the highest quality single and multi-line Video Poker games.

Our Top Video Poker Games in South Africa

Game NameDescription
Jacks or BetterA 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 Multi-handWhen playing Deuces Wild, all Deuces (2s) act as Wilds to help boost your Poker hand.
Mega JacksVideo Poker but with a progressive jackpot that keeps ticking until it's hit!

Rules: How to Play Video Poker?

The goal of Video Poker is to get a winning poker hand. The better your hand is, the bigger your payout will be. The game is played on a five-reel board, similar to an online slot game, and after you place your bet, you will receive five face-up cards.

Take a look at your cards, and see if they either make up a winning hand or can be used to build a win. You can hold these cards and then click the “Draw” button and discard the cards you don't want. If you're not sure what makes up a winning hand, look at the paytable and see the different possibilities. One great feature is that any cards that combine to create a win will automatically hold, this happens with wild cards as well.

If you are playing a multi-line game, the cards you hold will appear on all active paylines. The remaining cards will be discarded, and new cards will replace them.

Once you have your final five cards, you will automatically win based on the best combination in your hand. In other words, if you have three kings and two aces, you'll win a payout based on a full house and not three of a kind.  

Each game has different payouts, odds, and what consists of a winning hand, so be sure to check the rules for each Video Poker game.

Video Poker Odds and Payouts

The odds for Video Poker vary slightly based on whether the game has wilds or more winning possibilities. Similarly, the house edge changes for each game and can range from 5% to 0.5%. You can even find games, such as Deuces Wild with a negative house edge of -0.76%.

When you place your bet, you can choose the stake size and how many coins you want to wager. By adding extra coins, your payouts will be larger. Below is a sample paytable from the Single Line Jacks or Better.

 1 Coin2 Coins3 Coins4 Coins5 Coins
Royal Flush250x500x750x1,000x4,000x
Straight Flush50x100x150x200x250x
Four of a Kind25x50x75x100x125x
Full House9x18x27x36x45x
Three of a Kind3x6x9x12x15x
Two Pair2x4x6x8x10x
Jacks or Better1x2x3x4x5x

Video Poker Basic Strategies and Tips

Since each game has a slightly a different paytable, it's essential to look over the paytable before you deal your first hand. This will help you make educated decisions about which cards to hold or discard. For example, if you're playing a game of Jacks or Better, and you have a 10, there is no reason to hold it in hopes of getting a pair of 10s.

If you're playing a multi-line game, it makes sense to take a bigger risk and try and build for a better hand than you would in a single line game. The extra lines give you multiple chances of receiving that card or two needed for a big win.

When you're holding five cards that don't come close to creating a win, but you have a picture card or ace, hold it and discard the other four cards in hopes of at least getting a pair. If all the cards are 9s or lower, replace them all and see if you get lucky.

If you have any questions about how to play or the rules of Video Poker, check out the Help and Support section below for more information.

Hand TypeCardsDescription
Royal Flush10, J, Q, K, A The best possible hand in Video Poker is a suited straight going from 10 - A
Straight Flush5, 6, 7, 8, 9A run of five cards with matching suits
Four of a Kind9, 9, 9, 9Four cards with the same number
Full House5, 5, 5, 8, 8Any three of a kind + two of a kind
Flush4, 7, 9, K, AFive cards, not in order, with the same suit
Straight7, 8, 9, 10, JAny run of five numbers in a row, regardless of colour or suit
Three of a Kind5, 5, 5Any three cards with the same number
Two Pair2, 2, 3, 3Any two sets of matching numbers
One PairK, KA single matching pair of cards
High CardAA single high card

Video Poker Bonuses and Promotions

MansionCasino has plenty of excellent bonuses and promotions, some of which are perfect for Video Poker. It starts with the best Welcome Bonus in South Africa, which can be yours after you make your first deposit. It typically consists of several components, including bonus money that you can use when playing Video Poker. Visit the Promotions page to see the latest bonus offers.

Current and returning players will have plenty of opportunities to claim bonuses throughout the year. Some promotions are weekly, while others occur around the holidays, and others are special casino bonus codes that you'll receive in your email. Visit the bonus page to read about all the different kinds of bonuses and the wagering requirements. 

Video Poker Game Glossary

Action – Making real money bets on casino games

Credit –  Another way of saying the chips needed to play a hand

Discard – After you receive your first five cards you can choose to get rid of any card

Draw – Receive new cards to replace the discarded cards

Hold – Cards that you don't want to discard can be saved on your board

Face card –Also known as royal cards, these are the J, Q, and K

Ace-high – The highest single value card in poker is an Ace

House edge -  The mathematical advantage the casino has in a given game

Max bet –  The largest bet a player can make per hand.

Multi-Hand - Also known as multi-line, this option gives players multiple chances at completing a winning hand

Paytable – A detailed listing of possible wins its payouts

Pat hand – When you Hold all five of your cards.

Payback -  The expected return to player, based on the odds and house edge


Online Video Poker is a fun game to play, and it isn't that difficult to master. However, should you have questions, MasionCasino makes sure that you'll have no trouble quickly finding the answers you need.

  • In-Game Help Menu: All Video Poker games have a "Hamburger" help menu button. When you click it, you will find a detailed help menu, which includes odds, payouts, rules, game flow, betting history, and more.   
  • Customer Support: Our award-winning Customer Support team can handle questions about receiving and using bonuses, how to make deposits or technical questions. You can reach them at any time, day or night, via Live Chat, email, or telephone.

Video Poker FAQ

Is online Video Poker legal?

Based on South African laws and regulations, playing Video Poker for real money is 100% legal.

Can I use my Welcome Bonus to play Video Poker?

Welcome Bonuses typically come with several different parts, one of which is bonus money that you can use while playing any casino game. You will have to fulfil the playthrough before any money won can be added to your regular casino account. For more information, make sure to carefully read the Welcome Bonus Terms and Conditions before you get started.

How do you beat Video Poker machines?

There is no magic formula to beating Video Poker machines. Understanding the different hands and your odds of drawing the cards you need after discarding cards can go a long way to helping you beat the house. Another helpful tip is to play games with a low house edge and have plenty of wilds, like Joker Poker and Deuces Wild. 

Can I play for free?

You can play Video Poker in demo mode, which is helpful if you want to get a feel for the game. However, if you're hoping to win real money, you will need to make a deposit and bet with real money.

Do I need special software to play?

While MansionCasino has desktop and mobile apps, they are not required for playing casino games. All you need is a stable internet connection and a valid account to play.

Is Video Poker better than slots?

When it comes to themes and bonus features, online slot games have the advantage. However, if you prefer to play casino games that require some skill, you'll have a better time with Video Poker.

Are Video Poker machines rigged?

All Video Poker games at our online casino are developed by Playtech, a casino game developer with a sterling reputation for creating fair games. There is a random number generator built-in the software, which ensures that the results are based on the mathematical odds. Third-party auditors also test games to guarantee they are not rigged.

Play Video Poker for Real Money

Video Poker is a casino game that is enjoyed by all types of casino players in South Africa. It doesn't take very long to learn, and it has a relatively low house edge. Games typically take under a minute to play, which is great if you want to get in a few games during a break or play a lot of games in a short amount of time.

Register your casino account, make a deposit, and claim your exclusive Welcome Bonus today. Then, you can put your skills to the test and play online Video Poker for real money at MansionCasino. Make sure to also chceck out our selection of blackjack, roulette and live casino games.