Poker is America’s best known and most popular card game. Poker is played with one deck of playing cards and dealt only by professional dealers. Games featured include: 7-card Stud, Texas Hold-em, 7-card Stud High-Low Split, Razz and Omaha High-Low Split. The games, the limits and the amount of rake (house commission) are clearly posted in the poker area.
Las Vegas is also famous for the number of poker tournaments which are held in many casinos throughout the year. A poker dealer will be happy to explain the basic rules of the game to anyone who has questions. Your poker seat is waiting.
Since its introduction in the early 1980s, Video Poker has grown into one of casinos’ most popular games. Unlike regular poker, which is played against other players at the poker table, Video Poker is played individually on a machine that uses video technology to create a Poker hand. Based on 5-card Draw, Video Poker challenges players to build the best possible 5-card hand. The player is dealt 5 cards and has the option of discarding any or all of the cards. New cards are dealt to replace the discards.
Payoffs are based on a scale, paying players for hands as low as a pair of Jacks all the way up to a Royal Flush. Like slot machines, Video Poker machines are available in many denominations, with 25¢ and $1 machines being the most popular. Many casinos also offer progressive or bonuses for Royal Flushes or other special hands. Video Poker provides variety too, with versions ranging from Jacks or Better to Deuces Wild and Jokers Wild.