Online Video Poker How do I begin? Players who love playing poker are in for a treat. Royal Vegas Australia offers classic 5-card draw poker for your enjoyment and offers realistic simulations of this exciting game. If video poker is your game, then you are in for a treat. Download the casino software or choose to play online (no download Flash version) to start playing video poker today! The History of Video Poker Video Poker can be played by a single person and came into existence in the 1970s with the event of gaming consoles and game shows that made use of television screens. Players are pitted against a computer simulation and don’t have to wait for other players to sit down at a table. Thus, they can play at leisure, at their own pace. How do I begin playing? The trick to playing your best hand of poker and taking home the pot is to practice, practice, and practice. To be successful in poker, you need a bit of luck and a good knowledge of poker hands, as well as knowing the value of the hands you are dealt. Listed below are the hands, in the order of most valuable to least valuable: Royal flush: Ten, Jack, Queen, King and Ace in the same suit (this can lead to winning a massive jackpot) Straight flush: 5 cards of the same suit in numerical order, e.g. 4-5-6-7 of Spades Four of a kind: 4 cards of the same rank, e.g. 10-10-10-10 Full house: 3 cards of the same rank and 2 different cards of the same rank Flush: 5 cards of the same suit Straight: 5 cards of different suits in numerical order Three of a kind: 3 cards of the same rank Two pairs: 2 cards of the same rank and 2 different cards of the same rank Single pair: 2 cards of the same rank The first step to enjoying this captivating game is to place your bet and hit the Deal button. The game has now begun and now you have the option of receiving two new cards from the deck, or exchanging cards. This is where the fun and the risk needs to be calculated. Types of video poker Types of video poker available at Royal Vegas Australia are: All American Jacks or Better Deuces Wild Bonus Poker Double Bonus Double Double Bonus Other games available at Royal Vegas include: slots, roulette, blackjack, baccarat and many more.