Now for the big question: How does online video poker compare to the real deal? Quite favourably, actually. For starters, you can play by yourself using your own in-home internet connection. The game-play itself is no different from that in an actual card room or casino. As with real poker, you have a dealer (the computer) who gives you your original hand. And as with the real game, you discard and get new cards, bid, raise and call.
One question that often arises is whether or not video poker on the internet is rigged. However, it’s been proven many times that video poker is an honest casino game. It has to be, since most of the major video poker sites are subject to much legal scrutiny because they are publicly traded companies. So you can play with confidence, as long as you remember the golden rule of gaming for money: Never bet more than you can afford to lose. Because most people will lose more times than they will win.
Scientists believe that dopamine flooding in the brain is to blame for people’s addiction to casino games like video poker. Addicts tend to show signs of dopamine flooding to the nucleus accumbens area of the brain, while non-addicts do not.
Video Poker is a game that can be played at a online casino or at a land base casino. The origins lie in 5 Card Draw Poker, and is played on a computerized console that resembles a video slot machine in size.