It is easy to gain an advantage over the house and ensure that you emerge a winner with a game of Joker Wild Video Poker. The game is played with a regular deck of 52 cards plus a Joker which acts as wild cards.
The wild cards can substitute for any other card regardless of suit and face value to complete a winning hand. The inclusion of the Joker in this game means that you have a higher chance of forming strong poker hands like a flush and four-of-a-kind. This game is the ideal way to learn the nuances of video poker and develop a strong playing strategy.
The game starts with the player making a wager. The amount of the wager depends on the machine and usually varies from $0.25 to $5. After the player places the bet, the computer deals a set of five cards, and the player chooses which cards he/she wants to keep and which to discard. Once the discards are chosen, the computer reshuffles the deck and replaces the discards with fresh cards from the pack. This new hand is then analyzed for winning combinations, and calculates the payout. The least possible winning combination is a three-of-a-kind, and a natural royal flush (without jokers) has the highest payout.
Author: Richard Sharp