Upcoming Video Poker Tournaments at Crazy Slots

March 31st, 2011  |  Published in Casino Tips

To conclude the month of March 2011, Crazy Slots online casino is offering several exciting tournaments. Throughout the month the casino has offered a variety of promotions, most related to St. Patrick’s Day. The two most recent promotions, ended on March 25th. The first was the St. Patrick’s Day $25,000 freeroll which attracted over 30,000 players. The second was a tournament organized for the tsunami relief efforts.

Four Tournaments Remaining

There are four video poker tournaments remaining in the month of March. Although each tournament has a similar structure, the video poker versions vary. Each of the four tournaments has an entry fee of only $1.99 which awards the player $100 in chips for the competition. If any player’s chip balance becomes less than $25, they have the option of rebuying for an additional $1.99 which gives them a stack of $175 worth of chips.

Tournament Prize Pool

The total prize pool for each tournament is set at $2,500 which will be awarded to the winners as bonuses and are therefore subject to Crazy Slot bonus requirements. In each competition the top 500 players will share a piece of the pool with the top three prizes being $350, $140 and $50.

March 26th through March 28th

The first event began on Saturday, March 26th at 8:00 PM and will run for 24 hours until Sunday, March 27th at 8:00 PM. The game variant for this competition is Mega Multi Hand Deuces Wild which permits users to select 10, 50 or 100 hands to play at once. The next tournament begins on March 27th and ends March 28th. This competition will play the video poker game, Multi Hand Aces and Faces which allows players to choose from two to four hands.

March 29th through April 1st

The third tournament will begin immediately after the second on March 29th and will end on March 30th. The game played in this competition will be Mega Multi Hand Joker Poker which consists of a 53 card deck and the joker as a wild card. The final tournament of the month will begin on March 31st and end on April 1st. The selected game for this event is Deuces Wild.

Crazy Slots has had an extremely active month with many tournaments, bonuses and giveaways. These final four tournaments are a great way to end a successful month. The month of April should be equally as active and exciting.

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A Closer Look at Unusual Video Poker Games

November 16th, 2010  |  Published in Gambling Games

Video poker is an excellent game to learn due to the many variants that continue to develop. Different online software developers offer video poker games that only differ slightly. These typically include:

  • Jacks or Better
  • Joker Poker
  • Deuces Wild

As a result, online gaming developers have created innovative variants of these classic versions to stand out from the competition. It is worthwhile playing these games occasionally to veer from the monotony that can occur from the standard games. Some of these games display minor differences from the traditional games while others are significantly different.

Playtech released a game called 2 Ways Royal which is the same video poker game with a different pay table. The Royal Flush is a straight-flush of the top five cards. In 2 Ways Royal this is known as a Hi Royal Flush while the bottom cards are a Lo Royal Flush. Both pay out 4,000 coins with 5 wagered.

Cryptologic has developed a series of video poker games that parallel the traditional standard. The first is known as Bonus Video Poker which has the same rules as the regular version except the discarded cards are placed back into the deck which is shuffled prior to dealing replacement cards. This is a disadvantage to players as they can potentially be dealt the same cards they just discarded.

To compensate for this disadvantage, Bonus Video Poker pays a bonus if the player receives the same card they rejected. The bonus payout is a percent of the total amount wagered. The percentage varies per casino but is typically between 15% and 21%.

Microgaming has also created a video poker variant called Level Up Poker. The game begins with the player placing four equal wagers for four hands. The cards in the first hand are distributed. If the player wins they proceed to the next level, if they lose, four more hands are dealt. As the player advances to the next round, the payouts double if they win. If the player wins all four hands, they win eight times the original payout.

These three video poker variants give players a new and exciting way to play the game and give the casino an advantage over the competition with regards to game selection. New games are introduced regularly to please the customer and improve the experience of the online gaming site.

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How to Play Deuces Wild Video Poker

April 13th, 2010  |  Published in Gambling Games

Deuces Wild is a poker game developed for video poker. Video poker is a modern twist on traditional poker games. Video poker uses computerized machines that allow individual players to compete against the computer, rather then a table full of players. Many players prefer the solitude of the video poker machine over the sometimes nerve-racking poker tables

Deuces Wild video poker is a traditional five card game. Deuces Wild uses the standard rules for the suits with face cards being higher then number cards. However, Deuces Wild has the added thrill of a wild card. Every two dealt to a player is considered “wild,” and can be used to represent any card in the deck.

How Do I Play Deuces Wild Video Poker?

A player sitting in front of a Deuces Wild video poker machine can start a round by placing an Ante bet. The player can place their Ante bet by following the prompts on the screen. A player is required to place an Ante bet before each round of Deuces Wild, and the casino often places a minimum bet requirement for the game.

The Ante bet signifies the start of the round. Once the bet is placed, the dealer, (video poker machines use computers to automatically generate cards and act as the dealer,) will deal out five cards on to the screen. From here the player has two choices, he can raise his bet and continue with the hand or fold and loose his Ante. If the player chooses to ride out the hand, they must raise their Ante bet.

Once the player has raised his Ante bet he has the option of discarding up to four cards from his hand. The dealer will deal another set of cards to replace the unwanted set. The player is only given one chance to discard in Deuces Wild video poker. After the second round of cards has been dealt, the player will enter the final stretch of the game and must make a high card hand from what he was dealt, or loose his bet.

In order to win a hand of Deuces Wild, the player must be holding a pair of Jacks or better in their hand. However, if a player is holding a two number card from any suit, he can use that card to better his hand.

The player is paid out according to a pay structure determined by the casino based on the hand he is holding and the amount of his bet. If the player does not have a high card hand, he looses his entire Ante bet and any raise made.

How Does Betting Work in Deuces Wild Video Poker?

Video Poker uses a payout scale to determine the amount won for each hand of video poker. These structures are paid using a ratio. Typically that ratio falls in the 1:1 or 3:1 categories, but since the actual amount is up to the casino, it may vary.

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