Innovative Variants of Video Poker powered by RTG

07 October 2011
The variants of online video poker games have become very much popular among the world wide casino players. Now days, there are many online gaming software providers, offering different versions of online video poker game. Real Time Gaming is one of the well-known online gaming software, who recently, has launched two innovative versions of online video poker at its online casinos. These variants of video poker games are named as Pick'em Poker and Mystery Bonus Poker.

About Mystery Bonus Poker Game

Mystery Bonus Game is based on simple Jacks or Better variant of poker game. The payout table is more or less similar to Jacks or Better payout table and whole gaming mechanics is almost similar to any video poker game powered by RTG online gaming software. The additional feature incorporated in this video poker variant is the Mystery Bonus Feature. After players will place their betting amounts during game, he is allowed to click on Draw button for dealing the cards. Before the cards in game are dealt, the Mystery Bonus Poker wheel placed on the right hand side of gaming screen will spin and then reveals a particular type of hand as Flush or Two Pair. Then cards in game are dealt and the game will continue in normal manner. In case, final hand of the player is matched with hand indicated by Mystery Bonus, the player will receive double payouts in game. The player will get payouts according to the payout table and also receives almost similar winning payout for having Mystery Bonus Hand during game.

The special attraction of Mystery Bonus hand has enhanced the popularity of this poker variant among players. Although, Jacks or Better poker game provides better chance of getting winning amounts to players according to payout table, but this will not give any chance of receiving Mystery Bonus Hand during poker game. Also, if any player tries to play for Mystery Bonus Hand, then he will reduce the chances of getting hand all together in game.

About Pick'em Poker Game

The second innovative variant poker game, which is powered by Real Time Gaming online gaming software provider, is named as Pick'em Poker. In this poker game, the payout table will start from 9s or even better and top hands such as Royal Flush will give payout much more than that can be obtained in simple Jacks or Better video poker game. Although, the new variant is offering higher payouts than simple poker game, but here the winning combinations are more difficult to obtain in games. In Pick'em Poker, players will have to bet 2 cards at upfront and 2 stacks of 3 cards. In each of the stacks, only top cards are kept as face up, while players cannot get any idea about the position of remaining 2 cards during the game. On the basis of the face card as well as two unknown cards, players have to select any one stack in game. After this, remaining 2 cards contained in the stack are disclosed for making 5 card poker hand and payouts are given in accordance with the payout table for winning combinations to players.

If the top card of selected stack is making any winning combination with 2 dealt cards, the selection will be simple that means, players should select that particular stack or otherwise they should follow normal video poker strategy during game. The players should choose particular stack that will give highest chance of winning in game.

Both of the variants of poker powered by RTG incorporate Double or Nothing Bonus Round for players. This is one optional round, where players by selecting a card higher than card of dealer, will win the game.


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