Let's look at how to play Video Poker at Bovada. All of Bovada's Video Poker machines follow the same basic play structure with some minor variations that we'll note below.
Select The Number Of Hands You Wish To Play
You can select between playing 1, 3, 10, 52 or 100 hands of Video Poker simultaneously. The amount that you bet total is based on the number of hands that you choose to play. For instance, if you are playing 3-hand Video Poker at $.25 a bet, you're betting $.75 total each time you're dealt a hand.
Select Your Betting Amount
You can bet $.05, $.25, $.50, $1 as the amount you're betting per coin. Clicking Bet One adds one count to the total you are betting with each hand. You can click on Bet Max to bet the five-coin maximum and deal the cards automatically. Note that on single-hand games, you can play for $5 per coin.
Drawing Your Cards And Playing
Once you've selected your betting amount and clicked Deal, you have the option to select as many of the five cards from your initial hand as you'd like to keep. For example, if you have two aces, you can select those and then click Deal to see the cards from hands that you're playing.
Note that each poker game offers a different pay table and some offer variations that award larger payouts. For example, many require a hand as low as a pair of Jacks to win while you need three of a kind or better to win on others.
Some games, such as Loose Deuces, give you a wild card that can be used to build hands. In that game, there's are special payline for five-of-a-kind hands, making a Royal Flush using a wild 2, or building a hand with four deuces. To win playing Loose Deuces, you must have at least three of a kind, which means that two kings, a 2 and two other cards would be a winning hand.
Tracking Your Winnings and Cashing Out
Your winnings are displayed after each hand and added to the amount you brought to the table to play. After each hand, you're given the option to change the number of coins that you're betting. To cash out at the end of play, simply click on Cash Out and your winnings will be transferred back to your Bovada wallet.