If you’re looking for differences between video poker and standard poker, there’s no shortage of them to be found. The first, and most obvious, is that video poker is played against the computer rather than a dealer or other players. This means that there’s no requirement to 'read' opponents or discern tells.
There’s also no need to worry about putting together a great hand only to have another player beat it with something even better. In video poker, unlike in games such as Texas hold ‘em or Three Card Poker, your hand is the only one that matters. A relief for any players who’ve encountered one too many bad beats!
There are those who would say that video poker is 'easier' than poker, but that’s not to say that learning the correct strategy for multiple video poker variants doesn’t require some skill. One thing we will say is that it’s a great way for new players to get used to building and identifying winning poker hands without needing a big bankroll.
We would also say that video poker is more accessible than playing poker in a brick and mortar gambling venue, or even standard online poker. There’s no need to find other players to pit your skills against and, because you’re on your own, you can play video poker hands as quickly or slowly as you choose.