How to Play Online Poker

Poker is perhaps the most popular card game in the world, and surely has the greatest number of variations. All Slots Online Casino has some great online poker games, including Three-Card Poker, Bonus Pai Gow Poker, Cyberstud Poker, Progressive Cyberstud Poker, Poker Pursuit, Poker Ride, and Hold’em High Poker.

Three-Card Poker

Online 3-card poker is a great way to play poker online. Because it involves smaller hands, and since there is no draw of additional cards, 3-card poker is simple, fast, and exciting. Online three-card poker actually consists of two games in one: "PairPlus" and "Ante and Play." On each hand, you can play one game or the other, or you can double your odds by playing both games. 

Pair Plus is essentially a solitaire game. You receive three cards. If your hand contains a pair, you win. If your hand contains a straight, a flush, three of a kind, or a straight flush, you win even more. The dealer's cards have nothing to do with it. 

In Ante and Play, you are playing poker against the dealer. Your cards are dealt face up, and the dealer's are face down. After examining your cards, you must either fold, which forfeits your bet, or play, which doubles your bet. If you choose to play, the dealer will turn his cards over, and you win if your hand beats the dealer's hand. The important thing is to know when to fold and when to play, in order to maximize your winnings and minimize your losses.

Bonus Pai Gow Poker

Online Bonus Pai Gow Poker is played with a deck of 53 cards, including a joker. You and the dealer are each dealt seven cards that are divided into two hands, a Low Hand of two cards, and a High Hand of five cards. If your High Hand beats the dealer's High Hand, and your Low Hand beats the dealer's Low Hand, you win the game. If only one of your hands beats the dealer's corresponding hand, the game is a tie.

Caribbean Draw Poker Gold

You start your game of Caribbean Draw Poker Gold with five cards face up; the dealer gets one face up and four face down. In the base game, you can fold, stand, or draw to try to beat the dealer for a payout of up to 100 times your bet. In the bonus game, you make a side bonus bet of 1 credit and can win a variety of bonus jackpots including the progressive jackpot worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, pounds, or Euros.

Cyberstud Poker

In online Cyberstud Poker, you start by placing an ante bet. You are then dealt five cards, and the dealer is dealt one. Now you must choose to fold or bet. If you fold, you lose your ante. If you bet, a Bet of double your ante is placed, the dealer receives an additional four cards, and the hands are compared. 

The dealer needs an Ace-King combination or higher in order to qualify. If the dealer does not qualify, you win an even money payout on your Ante, and your Bet is returned to you. 

If the dealer does qualify, your hand is compared to the dealer's hand to determine a winner. If your hand is higher than the dealer's, you win a payout of 1-to-1 on your Ante, and an additional payout on your Bet as determined by the posted payout schedule. The Bet payouts range from 1-to-1 for an Ace-King combination all the way up to 999-to-1 for a Royal Flush.

Progressive Cyberstud Poker

Progressive Cyberstud Poker is a variation in which you also make a side bet on the ever-increasing progressive jackpot. If you get a flush or better, you win a jackpot payout, and if you get a Royal Flush, you win the whole progressive jackpot worth many thousands of dollars.

Poker Pursuit

Poker Pursuit is an internet poker game in which there is no dealer; you are simply trying to get the best possible poker hand and to place your highest bets on your winning hands. 

After you place your initial bet, you are dealt five cards: three face-up and two face-down. You have an opportunity to increase your bet before your fourth card is turned over, and another opportunity before the fifth card. 

After all the cards are turned over, your hand is compared to the payout schedule that is displayed prominently on your screen. A pair of 10s or better is all you need to win. Higher hands have higher payouts, all the way up to 1,000-to-1 for a royal flush. 

The key Poker Pursuit strategy is to try to maximize your winnings by increasing your bet when you have a good chance to win, and minimize your losses by keeping your bet low when you are likely to lose.

Poker Ride

Poker Ride is very similar to Poker Pursuit, but with a big added attraction. In addition to your initial bet and two raises, you can place a side bet on the progressive jackpot. This is a jackpot that just keeps growing and growing, literally every second. Just get a royal flush, and the whole huge jackpot will be yours.

Multi-Hand Hold’em High Poker Gold

In Multi-Hand Hold’em High Poker Gold you are trying to build a winning poker hand out of your two hole cards plus any three of the five community cards, as you use your options to fold, call, or raise to minimize your losses and maximize your winnings. The multi-hand format allows you to play up to five hands of online Multi-Hand Hold’em High Poker.