The conventional type of video poker has been around for quite some time and its popularity has never been in doubt. In course of time, and as part of human tendency, a player is always on the look out for new experiences and greater challenges, and hence becomes easily bored playing the same game over and over again. It is while taking this into consideration that casinos always try to bring out new variations of a game such as multi-line video poker.
Unfortunately for many, the conventional video poker game has the added disadvantage of not being suitable for multi-line play which is not a problem in the case of Multi-line video poker games. There is also the added problem of not being able to play for large jackpots.
When playing multi-line video poker, the rules that apply to the single–line game is applicable to this too. When you are playing “10’s or Better” the winning combination should contain at least a pair of 10’s. If it is “Deuces Wild” there has to be 2’s included in the mix. An understanding of basic poker strategy is useful for playing video poker. When you play 4-line vide poker for example you aim at having a five card poker with a winning combination. As the word denotes, the cards would of four lines.
All lines would use different card decks. The payoff is going to be on the basis of the quality of your hands. You can opt for either doubling or half-doubling. In the case of doubling the dealer may pick up one card, and lay down four others for you to choose from. If your pick one lower in value you lose. If you card value is the same you can either have your original winnings or go for double.
If your card value is higher, your winnings are doubled. While playing the game you have the advantage of using certain special combinations. For example you can use a deuce as a substitute for improving your hand. Similarly you can use a jack poker as a substitute. This is because both these cards are wild. Normally any win larger than $10,000 are cross checked by a live operator before being disbursed.