All about video poker and baccarat game

Although, it is considered that the most popular gambling games are roulette, blackjack and slots, the other casino games such as video poker and baccarat are still worth your attention.

Video poker

Video poker is a card game where players' winning chances depend purely on their playing skills and knowledge, so there is almost no place for quirks of fate.

The rules for video poker differ significantly from those that are applied in usual version of the game, with an exception concerning hand ranking scheme, which is the following (card combinations are placed in value declining order):

  • of a kind (when wild cards are applied);
  • Full House;
  • Straight;
  • Flush;
  • Straight Flush;
  • A Pair.
  • Two Pairs;
  • of a kind;
  • of a kind;
  • Royal Straight Flush;

In addition, in video poker a card combination, which comprises an ace, is not considered to be better than that one, which contains a Jack.

Such difference is caused by the facts that in video poker gamblers play not against other game participants, but against video poker machine.

Generally, the main goal of video poker is to finish the play with a winning poker hand and then you would be paid according to certain poker machine's pay table.


Baccarat is another popular card game, which is considered to be rather luxurious and challenging entertainment for gamblers, who are tired of highly sophisticated gambling games.

At the very beginning of play session players make their bets choosing among options 'Banker', 'Player' or 'Tie'. Further, those gamblers, who have chose to be a banker (or dealer) and a player, get two cards each and determine the winner, who is defined as a person that is closer to the desired amount of 9 points.

On contrary to online black jack in baccarat it is impossible to bust as here playing hand could have only 1-digit total value of cards, which means that if you get 13 points, your combination is worth only 4 (1+3) points actually.

Let us explain the basic rules of baccarat game in more details:

  • if the initial card combination is valued of 8 or 9 points, players are regarded as winners on the assumption of dealer's hand is not 8 or 9 points;
  • if gamblers get 6 or 7 points, they are to stand;
  • if players have from 0 to 5 grades, they ought to hit obviously.

As you can see the rules are simple and baccarat game serves as a simplified version of blackjack perfectly.