Poker Rooms, Poker Games, and Video Poker

While similar to card rooms, poker rooms are specifically set apart for poker games. Players are able to play against one another rather than playing against the house, something that is typically found in casinos. Poker rooms can be found around the world both as a part of a casino or as a stand-alone poker room.

But poker rooms do not have to be strictly brick and mortar; there are several online options as well. These allow players who do not have access to actual poker rooms a chance to play. These attract beginners and less wealthy players do to their cheaper rates; however, online venues are more susceptible to fraud. Still, free poker games are offered online which allows players to play the game without having to take any risks, perfect for new, inexperienced players. There are even mobile apps that offer the same luxuries as an online poker room.


Poker and online Australian pokies are among the most popular and enjoyable online games. Some of the most popular poker games are: Texas Hold ‘Em, Omaha, 7-Card Stud, 5-Card Draw, High/Low Chicago, and Follow the Queen. In stud games, players are dealt either five or seven cards from which they attempt to make their best hand. In draw games, players are able to trade a few of their cards for new cards in an effort to make a winning hand. In community card games, players are given a few of their own cards while having a few cards out on the table for all players to build their hand from.

Online Texas Holdem
Online Texas Holdem

Video poker is an electronic version of 5-card draw poker; the machine’s setup is similar to that of a slot machine. Video poker came into being as early as the 1970s with the appearance of personal computers. Over the years, video poker has become an increasingly popular gambling option. The machines are regulated by either the state or Indian gaming industries in an effort to keep the games fair for all players.

Play Free Video Poker
Video Poker

Video poker comes in a variety of formats:

– Deuces Wild
– Pay schedule modification
Multi-play poker
– Bonus poker
– Double bonus
– Double double bonus