Playing Video Poker on a Mac

Read our guide on video poker to find out how to play video poker, the house edge and the Mac online casinos that have video poker.
    The casinos listed all have video poker in their Mac compatible versions.  Players can play video poker on a Mac, by using the instant play (no download) casinos at the websites.  All of these casinos allow you to play free video poker games on the following operating systems; Mac OS 9.2, Mac OS X, 10.0 Cheetah, 10.1 Puma, 10.2 Jaguar, 10.3 Panther, 10.4 Tiger, 10.5 Leopard and the 10.6 Snow Leopard.

Playing Video Poker Online

Video Poker Game

Video Poker Facts

Skill Level Needed: Moderate/high
Aces: high and low
Type of game: Playing cards
House Edge: 1%
What to look for: Look for casinos that let you double up indefinitely.
Mac Compatible Casinos with Video Poker: Bovada Casino U.S. Mac Casino


Object of Video Poker

To make a hand that is on the payout table.  Typically the minimum hand is a pair of Jacks or a pair of 10's.

A how to guide on playing Video Poker

1. Player places a bet, typically between 1 and 5 coins.
2. Five cards are dealt.
3. Choose up to five cards to discard then press deal.
4. If you fail to make a hand in the pay out table, you will lose your bet and will be able to start a new hand.
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If you make your hand you will have the option to double up or deal. If you choose not to double up, you will be paid out, and you can start a new hand.  If you decide to double up you will have to select one of four cards to pick for your double up.
5. If your double card is higher than the first card you will go back to (4b), if your card is less than the first card you will lose your bet.

Typical Pay-out Table

Royal Flush = 1000:1
Straight Flush = 50:1
Four of a Kind = 25:1
Full House = 9:1
Flush = 6:1
Straight = 4:1
Three of a Kind = 3:1
Two Pair = 2:1
Pair of Jacks or Better = 1:1


Strategy

Video Poker is a casino game that with a little strategy, can greatly decrease the house edge. Players should double up often, because it is a zero house edge bet.  You should also know which cards to fold and hold, at any given hand.  You can practise your video poker strategy at the Bovada Casino while using your $250 Bovada Casino bonus.