How to Practice Free Video Poker to Your Advantage
Once you get used to employing these tips in your free play technique, you will do them naturally in real money games.
Look for basic combinations like pairs, three of a kind and four of a kind. This is a simple way to secure a strong hand and win some play coins to boost your bankroll.
Don’t hold an unpaired card in the hope you will get a pair on the next deal. The odds of doing so aren’t worth keeping the card.
Match your hand to the highest initial card. That way, you’ve got the best chance of securing a high scoring hand.
Remember that any pair, no matter how low scoring, is worth keeping. It's likely that you’ll discard your low pair and then end up with something worse!
Always go for a flush over a straight, but don’t break up either hand unless you’re going for a royal flush.
A good tip for beginners is to first practice on free Jack or Better. It’s a simple as this:
You win if your final five-card hand holds at least one pair or jacks or higher. This is the game of choice for most beginners as it pays out on minimal hands. The big payout is usually at least 4,000 coins for a Royal Flush on a maximum bet of 5 coins. The payout on anything above a pair of jacks or better is 99.46%.