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Anyone looking for a quick form of entertainment might be interested in the pleasure a few rounds of video poker can afford. If you play video poker then you will be familiar with the basic play of poker on a video terminal, although in several respects playing the video display version of poker is quite different than playing a real life game.

Where to find video poker

For three decades, the only places to find video poker were in licensed gaming facilities. There were a fairly broad range of these; bingo halls, casinos, and even convenience stores across North America had video poker terminals for their customers to play at. The most popular option for those wanting to play video poker was to go to a casino.

Most casinos have a couple of different video poker terminals for your gaming pleasure. They are similar in appearance to the slot machines that you will no doubt find in abundance, but the style of play is very different (for me, video poker makes a lot more sense. I rarely know what is going on with any slot, I just hope to hear the sound of change piling out). It’s important when you are playing a video display with poker cards on it in a land based casino that you note what the payout is on the machine; there are both full pay and less appealing pay schedules side by side in casinos, and you don’t want to feel like you have been ripped off when you get that four of a kind hand!

Of course, the Information Age has meant a whole new range of options for those who are looking to play video poker. You’re no longer limited to playing video poker at a license, land based facility; anyone with access to the Internet can play video poker games from the comfort of their own home.

As with land based gaming options, there are several different places you can look for video terminals which display poker cards. Online casinos are the most obvious, but you will also find them at online bingo halls and on random gaming sites all over the Internet.

The Internet: New Options for video poker junkies!
One of the great things about playing video poker online is that you won’t just have to play for money. Online casinos and other places where you can find poker games on a machine often include free versions of their software, either as trials or to play as often as you like. It’s a nice way to get used to playing poker in a video format without having to lose a lot of real money along the way!

Like all forms of gambling, video poker can be addictive. If you do opt to play for real money, always make sure that you don’t lose more than you can afford. It’s particularly hard to keep track when all you are doing is pressing a button, but don’t get caught up in the heat of the moment, or the next time you look at your credit display you’ll end up dismayed!