Terms you need to know if you want to play video poker

Video poker is a fun and interactive game of skill so if you wish to play video poker you must know that unlike other casino games, this is not a game of chance. And trust us – this just adds to the level of entertainment.

Here are some basic terms and definitions you must master in order to play video poker:

Aces and Faces Video Poker – video poker variant where Aces or four cards are awarded extra payouts.
Aces with a Kicker – video poker variant where 4 Aces + 2, 3 or 4 are awarded better payouts than combined with other cards.
Aces and Eights Video Poker – video poker variant where 4 Aces or 4 Sevens are awarded extra winnings.
All American Video Poker is a video poker variation where a flush is awarded extra payouts.
Bonus Video Poker is a video poker variant where onus hands are awarded higher rewards.
Bonus Video Poker Deluxe is a Jacks or Better Video Poker game where 4 of a kind get bigger rewards.
Bonus Deuces Wild Video Poker is a video poker game where deuces are wilds.
Deuces Deluxe Video Poker – extra rewards are given to hands composed of:

  • 4 Deuces
  • natural straight flush
  • 5 of a kind
  • a wild four of a kind
  • royal flush with a deuce
  • wild straight flush.

Deuces and Jokers Wild Video Poker is a video poker game where Deuces and Jokers get bigger rewards.
Deuces Wild Video Poker – deuces act as wilds
Double Bonus Video Poker is a video poker game where these hands get a bigger payout:

  • 4 Aces
  • 4 deuces,
  • 3s, 4s, 5s through kings.

Double Jackpot Video Poker is a video poker game where these hands get better payouts:

  • 4 aces
  • 4 Aces + a king, queen or jack kicker
  • 4 kings, queens or jacks with an Ace, king, queen, jack kicker
  • four deuces through tens.

Jacks or Better video poker – the original video poker game
Jacks poker – a poker game where jacks are wild cards
Kings or better – a poker game where you must achieve at least a pair of kings.
Loose Deuces Video Poker is a deuces wild game where 4 deuces, five of a kind and a royal flush with a deuce enjoy bigger payouts.
Louisiana Double Video Poker is a basic Jacks or Better video poker game with an extra card acting as the “double card”.
Sevens wild video poker is a video poker game where 7s act as wilds and bonuses are paid out for 4 sevens, 5 of a kind and a royal flush with a 7.
Tens or Better Video Poker is a video poker game where you must achieve at least a tens or better hand.
Boat – full house
Bet max – betting the maximum amount
Complete hand – a hand composed of all cards present in a combination
Cowboys – kings
To cash out – to extract your winnings
Deuces – 2s
Draw – to replace cards
Double up – doubling your bet on a possible winning hand
Face cards – Jacks, Queens and Kings
Fish Hooks – slang for Jacks
Four of a kind – four cards with the same denomination
Flush – 5 same-suit cards
Full house – 3 of a kind + a pair
Hold – to keep your cards
Hand – the cards you are holding
High card – Ace, King, Queen or Jack
Jackpot – reward for the highest hand
Progressive jackpot – a constantly increasing jackpot that grows with each bet placed
Ladies – Queens
Pair – two cards of equal value
Pat Hand – receiving a winning hand straight from the first deal
Quad – 4 of a kind
Rag – useless card
Rainbow – 3 or 4 cards of different suits
Rank – card value
Royal flush – 10, J, Q, K, all of the same suit
Suit – Spades, Diamonds, Clubs, Hearts
Sequential Royal Flush – a royal flush in order
Straight – 5 cards of different suits but in sequence
Straight flush – 5 cards of the same suit, in sequence
3 of a kind – aka trips – 3 cards of the same denomination
Wild card – the card that will substitute for any other card in a deck
Wild royal – a wild card that will contribute to a royal flush