High Limit Video Poker

Finding your ideal high limit poker game couldn’t be simpler.

Video poker has maintained its position as one of the go-to skill-based games at online gambling establishments and traditional land-based ones. It is indeed a game of skill, patience, nerve and strategy, where only the strongest 5-card hand will make you a winner. Poker is one of those games that are quite easy to play, with straightforward rules, but it’s a devil to master. High limit poker allows players to challenge themselves in the ultimate test of bluff and counter-bluff.

There seems to be a general rule in the casino/gambling world that the more the risk goes up, the higher the stakes, the better you will be treated as a punter. This is also true of high limit video poker. There is a more than even chance that you will be given the VIP treatment, including exclusive rewards and bigger payouts. It should be remembered that to be in with a chance of winning more money at the end of the hand, your bets will also have to be higher. With any casino game you will want to keep a close eye on your bankroll and be fully aware of what your financial limits are. Players should also remember that standard deviation, that horrible leveller comes into play too. A winning streak can instantaneously be followed by a losing streak where there might seem neither rhyme nor reason for it.

There is a tried and tested formula that makes it possible to determine your bankroll, by estimating your hourly wins and losses. That might seem extreme, but not only does it show that you might be at a high limit video poker table for a long time, but that it will remind you that you are playing with your own money! Work out your average bet and multiply it by the number of times you wager per hour. This figure is then multiplied by the house advantage, with the resultant number providing you with a close estimate to your expected loss per hour. As sure as night follows day, losses are as much a part of casino play as wins.

With video poker the house edge is a touch under 0.5% so in general if you played 100 hands in an hour and bet $100 on each, your losses would be around $5,000. Those are high stakes and only the player can possibly determine the level of losses the bankroll can sustain.

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