Evolution, an iGaming giant, has enriched its roster with Video Poker Live, an ultimate blend of nostalgia and modern gaming. With its retro graphics and a live dealer to interact with, playing video poker has never been more fun. An engaging, interactive and immensely entertaining experience awaits once you start playing.
The game stays true to the traditional game, with up to 99 extra hands in every round. Decide which cards to hold or replace, and enjoy your game, hoping for rare poker combinations and more exciting hands. The game has 5 different paytables available, so you can find the game that fits you best.
The classic versions include Deuces Wild, Jacks or Better, and so on, while the modern versions are Double Double Bonus and Bonus Poker. The playing process is simple; the game is fast and addictive, with an optimal RTP of 99.54%. Read the article to learn everything you need about Evolution’s Video Poker Live.
How to Play Video Poker Live?
The game is played with a standard deck of 52 cards without Jokers, and the goal is to make the best 5-card hand. The hand can contain five real cards or other virtual ones. To start playing, choose your paytable, stake per hand and the number of hands you would like. Jacks or Better is the default paytable, but you can select any of the available five.
They also include Tens or Better, Bonus Poker, Double Double Bonus and Deuces Wild. The maximum hand number per round is 100. The next step is dealing with the five real cards after the betting time is up. If you have bought any extra hands, they show up face down as virtual cards at the top of the screen. You will only see the main hand if you did not buy any additional cards.
When the main hand is dealt, you will choose what cards to hold and what to swap. You can hold all or none by determining them by clicking on them, with the HOLD sign below the held cards. A default decision is made if you do not choose any cards to hold.
The cards you decided not to hold are then replaced with RNG cards, randomly picked from a virtual deck. It consists of 47 remaining cards. Moreover, the other hands that you purchased will be populated with completely virtual hands. They will hold the same cards you have chosen, but the rest of the cards will differ.
When all the virtual hands are populated with RNG cards and winning combinations, their payouts and frequency are shown. Furthermore, each winning combo has a special colour code for an easy overview. The following section will reveal how much you can grab if you win a hand when it comes to each paytable.
Every paytable has its own values regarding the winning hands. We can see certain similarities, starting from classic versions, like Jacks or Better and Tens or Better. A Royal Flush brings 800x in both cases, while a Straight Flush pays 50x. Four of a Kind is worth 25x and 20x, respectively, whereas a Full House pays 9x and 6x. A Flush costs 6x and 5x, respectively.
A Straight, Three of a Kind, Two Pair and Jacks or Better/Tens or Better are worth 4x, 3x, 2x and 1x, respectively. Furthermore, Deuces Wild is a bit more generous in some aspects, with the Natural Royal Flush being worth 800x and Four Deuces paying 200x. Five of a Kind grant 15x, and a Straight Flush is worth 9x. Full House/Four of a Kind is worth 4x, while a Flush, a Straight, and Three of a Kind bring 3x, 2x and 1x, respectively.
When it comes to new versions, they include Double Double Bonus and Bonus Poker. The Royal Flush is worth 800x in both cases, with regular hands of Full House and Flush slightly more lucrative. Slight differences exist between weaker hands, ranging from 1x to 4x. The RTP values range between 97.96% for Tens or Better and 99.54% for Jacks or Better. Deuces Wild grants 98.91%, while Double Double Bonus and Bonus Poker award 98.98% and 99.17%, respectively.