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If a swarming selection of video poker online is what you’re after, then listen up chommies, Thunderbolt Casino is the place to be! Besides our famous selection of SpinLogic slots, we offer table games, specialty games, progressive jackpots and of course, video poker.

We might not add new video poker games to our collections as often as we do slots, but there is still more than enough to keep you entertained. Plus, every once in a while, we do like to surprise our players with new variants of video poker online, as we did with Pick ‘Em Poker!

With 15 video poker variants to choose from when once you’re logged in and exploring the Thunderbolt Casino lobby, how do you choose the right one for you? You find the one with the sleekest edge.

The House Edge in Video Poker Online Explained

The house edge in video poker online is a percentage that represents the casino’s expected profit from every bet you place over time. It’s known as a ‘built-in advantage’. Hold up! Don’t let that put you off. Unlike some other casino games, video poker gives you a fair crack at reducing this edge with a bit of skill and strategy.

In video poker, the house edge can vary wildly from game to game, and it’s heavily influenced by the paytable and the choices you make while playing. If you play your cards right (see what we did there?), you can actually find games where the edge is so low, the casino could technically be sponsoring your Sixty60 deliveries.

Now, you might be wondering, “How do I find these lekker games?” It’s all in the paytables, folks. Games with more generous payouts for hands like full houses or flushes tend to have a lower house edge. Also, throwing in a good strategy can tilt the odds in your favour.

So, when you’re browsing through the sleek selection of video poker online at Thunderbolt Casino, go check out those paytables. On that note, let’s dive into the electrifying world of Thunderbolt’s video poker online offerings and find out how you can show that house edge who’s boss!

An Edgy Comparison – Video Poker at Thunderbolt

Like comparing Steers with Nando’s – both are flame-grilled, yet the one is chicken and the other mostly beef – there are similarities in video poker online (that we’ll talk about later). In this edgy comparison, we’re going to check out how these games stack up in terms of giving you a fighting chance against the house (us!):

  • Deuces Wild offers one of the best opportunities to diminish the house edge with the right strategy, thanks to the wild 2s. It's a fan favourite for those looking to maximise their return.
  • Joker Poker introduces a joker as a wild card, adding another layer of strategy. The inclusion of the joker slightly lowers the house edge, especially for players who know how to leverage wild cards.
  • Pick ‘Em Poker stands out for its unique play style and strategic demand. It offers a relatively low house edge, provided you make the right picks from the visible cards.
  • Bonus Poker Deluxe increases the payout for four-of-a-kind hands, which can lead to a reduced house edge with optimal play, particularly for those who are after high-value hands.
  • Double Double Bonus Poker further reduces the house edge with its generous payouts for specific four-of-a-kind hands. It requires a good grasp of strategy to maximise returns.
  • Aces & Eights offers a unique payout structure for four-of-a-kind Aces or Eights, providing an opportunity to achieve a lower house edge with targeted strategy.
  • Bonus Poker offers enhanced payouts for four-of-a-kind hands, allowing knowledgeable players to exploit these bonuses to decrease the house edge.
  • Double Double Jackpot Poker caters to those looking for hefty payouts for specific four-of-a-kind hands, making strategic play crucial to minimise the house edge.
  • Bonus Deuces Wild combines the thrill of wild cards with bonus payouts for specific hands, offering a dynamic gaming experience where the house edge can be effectively managed with skill.
  • Double Jackpot Poker focuses on rewarding specific four-of-a-kind hands with higher payouts, presenting an attractive proposition for players aiming to reduce the house edge.
  • Loose Deuces excites with its wild 2s and unique payout structure, offering seasoned players a chance to leverage these for a more favourable house edge.
  • All American Poker distinguishes itself with a different payout structure, where strategic decisions can significantly impact the house edge.
  • Jacks or Better is the go-to for purists and beginners alike, offering a straightforward way to learn strategy and gradually diminish the house edge.
  • Double Bonus Poker and Sevens Wild further diversify the portfolio, each with unique rules that, when mastered, offer the potential to slash the house edge.

Each game presents its own challenge and opportunity to outsmart the house. By choosing video poker online wisely and playing strategically at Thunderbolt Casino, you're giving yourself the best shot at winning!

On The Edge of Our Seats - The Video Poker Online Winner!

So, we’ve been chatting about the whole shebang of playing video poker online at Thunderbolt Casino, right? Well, the gist is, this game genre is a proper gem because of its naturally low house edge. Remember our Checkers Sixty60 analogy? That’s pretty spot on – if you play with strategic perfection. Either way, video poker offers the best odds in the house.

Jacks or Better? Now, that’s your go-to if you’re looking for the straight dope on reducing the house’s edge even more. It’s got this balance that if you play armed with a strategy, you’re in for some solid gameplay with fair chances to win.

Now, let’s switch gears to the zestier part of the menu, perhaps more Nando’s than Steers – the bonus poker games. We’re talking about Bonus Poker, Double Bonus, or the big kahuna, Double Double Bonus Poker. These games offer bigger payouts for those rare hands, but here’s the catch – with bigger rewards come slightly higher edges for the house.

What’s the ultimate play here at Thunderbolt Casino? Mixing it up between the steady, reliable Jacks or Better and the thrill-seeker’s choice of bonus pokers can make your video poker online experience a whole lot more vibrant. In other words, enjoy the best of both worlds and explore the entire MrD menu!