Online Video Poker Games Software
Video poker games online are designed by a handful of companies.
Realtime Gaming Video Poker
Realtime Gaming, for example, is known for their realism – both graphically and in terms of gameplay. As an example, for their online craps game, the designers incorporated actual physics to mimic the roll of dice. They boast "7 hands a minute", which is rather fast, but their claim to be 'the fastest' is questionable. Another reason to frequent Realtime Gaming games is their multiple progressive jackpots – all their online casinos are linked together to provide the biggest jackpots in online video poker. Consider Realtime Gaming the Coca-Cola of online video poker – the design company that all others aspire to be.
Rival Gaming Video Poker
Rival Gaming is the engine behind some of the most popular online games – they designed the games at Paradise 8, This is Vegas, and many others. Another bonus – Rival Gaming provides games for both Mac and PC platforms. One frequent user of Rival Gaming products talks up their "friendly" customer support, and their website claims this support is available 24 hours a day. An industry perk – Rival Gaming provides all the training casino operators need to run their equipment at its best. Finally, you can't mention Rival Gaming without mentioning iSlots – the latest 'thing' in slot machine gaming, where prizes are awarded during play based on your performance in various mini-games. Companies like Rival and Realtime are always looking for the next big thing, and so far iSlots is it.
Vegas Technology Video Poker
Vegas Technology runs some big name online casinos – Goldrush and English Harbor just to name two – and are a kind of upstart in the online video poker design world. Their online casinos are known for giving amazing bonuses, in fact many of them actually pay up to 200 dollars bonus just for joining! Their casinos are also known for a near complete lack of lag, or slowdown – in fact they claim their server can handle any amount of traffic without delaying player's games. Real important when you're playing with real money.
Microgaming Video Poker
Microgaming – with their tough guy slogan "We are the game" – controls over 120 casinos and poker rooms worldwide. With that kind of presence, it is easy to understand how they've paid out $225 million since their inception. As founders of the International Gaming Council, you can trust that they're playing by the rules. Their sites include VIP.com and others.
Playtech Video Poker
The world's largest online casino company, Playtech, offers the widest range of products online. Between Bingoland.com, VideoBet, and iPoker.com there is a game for everyone. Playtech is the engine behind GoldenPalace.com, one of the more popular online casinos, and for the business-savvy, Playtech is publicly traded, and all the news we've seen shows Playtech's revenue soaring. This company, founded in 1999, isn't going anywhere.
Cryptologic Video Poker
Cryptologic is one of the Big Four in gaming software (the others being Playtech, Realtime, and Microgaming) and as such it has plenty to offer. Playboygaming.com, the new gambling facet of the Playboy empire, relies on Cryptologic for their software. Cryptologic has also jumped on the bingo bandwagon. Another Wall Street darling, Cryptologic's stock has been called "a stock with great prospects" by the Wall Street Journal.
(C ryptologic also makes the Triple Olive slots game.)
Video Poker Strategy Software
There are many pieces of software that claim to teach strategy to players looking to win big with video poker. To give you an idea of how they work, I'll talk about two in detail.
The first piece of software is called BVS Video Poker - available at BVSpoker.com, which promises "The best long-term strategy" for video poker. It features the most common video poker game types (Deuces Wild, Jacks or Better, Joker Poker, Bonus Poker, etc) and claims to be as realistic as a training program can get. One attractive feature is the different strategies BVS presents for each game – proving how much time and effort went into the creation of this software. Basically, it operates by having the user play a hand and then offering statistical outcomes for each variation on that hand. The program keeps track of your mistakes and uses this information to improve your game. Featuring a fully customizable experience, you can even set your own payout tables.
The second piece of software you might find useful is Bob Dancer's Video Poker for Winners. Bob Dancer is America's video poker expert – his story of turning $6,000 into a million is the new American Dream – and his software is known to be the best of the best. You can play his strategy as a game, use it as a video poker tutorial, create and test unique strategies, focus on your specific problem areas, figure out your slot club paybacks . . .the list of features goes on and on.
Whichever software you choose, make sure and read other users' reviews, and check the details of the software to make sure it has what you need. You'll be well on your way to your own million dollars.