There are some video poker machines out there that you can play that actually have a positive advantage for the player. The payouts on video poker machines are determined by; 1) the pay schedule and the part that is up to you 2) how you select discards, since selecting the wrong cards to deep-six will reduce your overall payout. Even if we list the best-of-the-best machines to play, it won’t help you to swing the odds in your favor unless you learn how to play each hand correctly.
Below are three “full pay” machines that, if played with perfect basic strategy and maximum coins per hand, will return over 100%, with but (there’s always a “but”) one caveat. There is a gambling chance you won’t even find these machines in your jurisdiction, especially if there are only a few casinos in pursuit of your hard-earned dollars. Obviously the casinos are in the business of making money, and if they don’t have to offer gimmicks like these machines, they won’t.
1) 7/5 Jokers Wild: 5-of-a-kind pays 1000, Quads pays 100: Return 100.64%.
2) 9/5 Deuces Wild: Return 100.76%
3) 9/6 Double Double Jackpot Poker: two pair pays 1 coin: Return 100.35%
To decode our message above, the first two numbers reflect the payouts for a full house and a flush with a single coin inserted. Example: a 7/5 Jokers Wild machine would pay 7 coins for a full house and 5 coins for a flush on a one-coin bet.
Once more, to get those types of percentage returns, you’ll need to find these full-pay schedules, play the maximum coin amount, and use perfect strategy when playing them. Easier said than done my friend.