# Video Poker – The Probability Factor

#### Video Poker – The Probability Factor

For an average person, video poker is a casino game in which you play against the machine. Coin is inserted, ‘Play’ button is pushed and a hand of five cards is shown. You either choose the given combination or you strategically replace the cards with cards of your own choice. Whatever combination you make, you always win but the pay percentage depends upon the strength of the hand drawn. This is how video poker seems to a naïve player; however, the experienced players who have thoroughly studied the game of video poker have a different debate about this game. You can find these learned and avid players of video poker everywhere in casinos as well as online poker websites too. They know all the details about this game and have read each and every thing ever written about the video poker games. They have an extensive research about every aspect of this game. They believe that this is the only casino game which can be beaten in spite of having many variations in the way hands are dealt through good strategic skills besides luck.

In the video poker game, different hands of cards are randomly dealt just like in the traditional game of poker. The players then have to utilize their skills in making different combinations of the cards available in the dealt hand. These hands, though randomly generated, are authentic ones and enable the player to have control over the final outcome of the poker game. However, this concept has been the subject of many debates. As per the critics, as the video poker games are based on the concept of generating random numbers, so these machines are just like the slot machines and are pre-set. The slot machines payout amounts after a specified time period which has been set prior; whereas the video poker machines pay a percentage amount depending upon the strength of combination of cards in the hand you are playing. This allows a favorable outcome and letting you win large amounts if you know how to play the game very well and can plan strategically according to the cards you are dealt with. So it means that if a player plays as he is supposed to play without taking any risks, it increase his chances of winning more percentage of money. Moreover, the machine which generates the random number also plays an important part in the generation of hand combination. However any particular rules cannot be determined for guaranteeing the earnings because the game is based on sheer luck.