How Often Are Progressive Jackpots Won on Video Poker Games?

How Often Are Progressive Jackpots Won on Video Poker Games?

One question we do know you are likely to want to know the answer to in regards to playing some of the many different video poker games available to online players is just how long it will take on average for the jackpots attached and on offer those games to be won.

For by knowing how often progressive video poker game jackpots are won then you will be able to wait until the jackpot reaches a certain amount to find out when a jackpot has become overdue and may just be about to be won.

Obviously progressive video poker games are like any other variant or video poker in as much as each game is completely random so the jackpots could in theory be won at any time!

However, below you will find an overview of two of the most played online progressive jackpot video poker games and we will be enlighten you when and how much on average each jackpots takes in time to be won and also how large those jackpots do become before on average they are awarded to players playing each of them!

Jackpot Deuces

One of the oldest online progressive video poker games you will come across is the Jackpot Deuces variant, this is a Microgaming designed and supplied game and as such when playing it you are going to be able to play it in one of several different currencies depending of course where in the world you live.

The way this progressive video poker game has been designed and structured is that when playing it for maximum coins if you are dealt out the Royal Flush hand in the suit of Diamonds in any order then you will win the current value of the progressive jackpot as displayed on the jackpot meter.

One thing to note however about this variant is that the coin values are fixed at 1.00 and as such a maximum 5 coin hand will cost you 5.00 per game to have any chance of winning the progressive jackpot.

The average amount that the jackpot grows to in value before being won is £35,738 or whatever currency you have to chosen to play it for and on average that jackpot paying hand is dealt out once every 29 days in total, so keep that in mind if you decide to give this game some play time online!


The Supajax video poker game is another progressive jackpot paying video poker game however that game comes with a special additional playing card in the deck and the way in which you will win the progressive jackpot is to be dealt out that one playing card along with all of the Jack playing cards in one single hand.

That game has paid out some very large amounts of cash over the years however on average the amount of cash won by each player is £50,322 and the jackpot tends to be awarded on average once every 45 days.

So if you do fancy putting that progressive video poker game to the test then look out for when the jackpot has grown in value to around the amount mentioned above and then give it a try as it is much more likely to award its jackpot when it has become overdue that it will payout its jackpot when another player has recently won it!

Be aware though that much like the game above the coin values on the Supajax progressive jackpot video poker game are fixed at 1.00 and you do have to play all five coins per game to have a chance of winning the jackpot.


There are going to be some much lower stake progressive video poker games that you can play online and as such do not think that the only variant son offer will force you to play for 5.00 per hand to have any chance of winning a progressive jackpot.

However, one thing that you will discover is that the stakes you are playing for will determine the value of the progressive jackpots for the very low stake variants tend to have much more modest jackpots on offer on hem, unless of course those jackpots have not been won for quite a while.

The payout percentages on offer on progressive video poker games are usually not as high as the payout percentages on offer on some of the more standard types of non progressive video poker games so if you do want the best chance of winning you will probably be best off playing those more standard variants.

Keep in mind too that when playing at online and some mobile casino sites you are going to find both single hand and multi-hand video poker games on offer!

Online Casino and Poker Ban in America is As Good As Dead

Online Casino and Poker Ban in America is As Good As Dead

In light of the recent events surrounding online gambling in America, whether it is casino poker sports betting or bingo we are again being asked the million dollar question, is it illegal for me to gamble online if I live in the USA.

The answer we give is the same as it has always been although now our position has been backed up by the U.S. Government. The Bill that supposedly made it illegal in 2006 did not in fact make it illegal for you to play at all but instead made it it illegal for America banks to process gaming transactions. This in itself was ineffective as many of the gambling companies did not use American banks anyway.

It absolutely did not make it an offense for an individual to play at an online casino or poker site. Given this glaring hole in the legislation even the banks fought back claiming they should not be put in the position of policing online gambling. At the same time Sen. Barney Frank was preparing a bill to make the ban obsolete and instead do the right thing and regulate the online gambling industry.

The important timelines here are Friday 27th November 2009, Tuesday 1st December and Thursday 3rd December.

Tuesday 1st December is the day the UIEGA Gambling ban was to come into force. This was to be 2 days before Sen Barney Frank was to have his Regulation Bill heard by committee on Thursday the 3rd December.

On Friday 27th November however something happened, the U.S. Government postponed the enforcement of the Gambling Ban by six months until the 1st June 2010. This can only to be to allow the correct approach of regulation and allowing Barney Franks bill to be sent through the channels.

To look at it pragmatically everyone involved knows that online gambling in America will be legalized, regulated and taxed within the next 18 months so why put any further pressure on an already stretched banking system for something that will be overturned in such a short time? It appears that common sense has prevailed and the road is now open for the legalization of online gambling in the United States of America.

This of course was the only course of action open to the U.S. Government and was inevitable. The question this leaves is where do the big Las Vegas casinos go from here? As we have previously written the likes of MGM and Las Vegas Sands have not been exactly proactive in their move towards readiness for the coming legalization.

The very large casinos in Las Vegas have all registered their own respective domain names that can and will be used for online gambling. The ironic thing is and as if ti show that they are behind the online operators in understanding, these domain names have not even had a website added to them. One of the biggest has had the domain name since 1996 and never attached a website to earn rankings.

All we can say is that our door is always open should they need any advice.

Are there any Strategies for Playing 3 Card Poker?

Are there any Strategies for Playing 3 Card Poker?

3-card-poker-gold-multi-handCard game players are never going to go short in regards to the many different types and categories of those types of games they can play online. However, whilst may such players will simply concentrate their playing efforts on well know games such as Baccarat and Blackjack you may be looking for something a tad more exciting and potentially higher paying too.

If that is the case then maybe you should consider playing the many different 3 Card Poker games that all of our featured online casino sites have on offer to their players.

That is a card game on which you can place two different types of bets either together or separately and below we will enlighten you on the best strategies for playing any 3 Card Poker games to allow you o judge for yourself whether it is a card game you will enjoy playing.

As you can of course play that game for free online then why not have a session playing it at no risk as by doing so you can then see in a completely no risk playing environment whether it is going to be a game you will also enjoy playing via the real money version of the game where all losses and winnings will of course be for real!

Pairs-Plus Bet

If you want to try and in some of the much higher valued winning payouts when playing any type of three card poker games online then you need to place the pairs plus bet.

When you do so you will then find that it doesn’t matter what playing cards the dealer has dealt out to his hand as it is only the value and ranking of your hand that determines whether you are going to receive a winning payout or not.

You are able to place the Pairs Plus bet either on its own or alongside the Ante bet of which you will find a description of below.

However, the best playing strategy in regards to the Pairs Plus bet is to never place it, for it does come with a much higher house edge than the Ante Bet below, and as such you are going to have many more winning hands dealt out to you over your long term play when avoiding the Pairs Plus bet and concentrating all of your playing efforts of the Ante Bet only!

Ante Bet

The Ante Bet is one that will see you having to place an initial bet onto the 3 Card Poker games betting layout to receive an initial set of playing cards, the basic aim of this game is that your three card hand will end up being a higher ranked one tan that of the Dealer.

However, the Dealer does need to qualify for you to then receive a set of winning payouts other than just your Ante Bet being matched and returned to you as a winning payout, so always look at the betting payout as by doing so you will find out what the qualifying hand for the Dealer is.

If your do have a higher ranked three card poker hand than that of the Dealer when he Dealers hand does qualify you will then receive a winning payout on the Ante Bet and also on the Call Bet you have to place to carry on playing at the initial stage of the game.

For reference the Ante Bet has a lower house edge than that of the Pairs-Plus Bet mentioned above and is therefore the only bet you should be placing on any 3 Card Poker games betting layout!


There are lots of additional casino poker card games that we feel you may also find of interest, for unlike the most well established card games such as Blackjack and Baccarat you do stand a good chance of winning big when playing casino poker card game online.

In fact, there are quite a number of those types of games that boats a standalone progressive jackpot and as such when placing a bonus yet optional side bet you could win a very high valued progressive jackpot when playing those progressive games online.

There are lots of additional card games playing guides and articles and plenty of related news stories available on our website and with that in mind please do take a good look round as by doing so you may just find a game that out like the look of and may never have played before.

However, do make sure that no matter which card games or in fact any type of casino game you end up playing online you always learn how to play those games optimally to ensure that you are always going to have the maximum winning opportunities and will keep the house edges of those games a slow as is possible too!

Which Betting Option is Best on a 3 Card Poker Game?

Which Betting Option is Best on a 3 Card Poker Game?

3-card-poker-gold-seriesWhat we try and do via our casino game articles and playing guides is answer as many different questions players have in regards to a huge and very diverse range of online and mobile casino games.

As such if you do have any questions about playing any type of casino games in any type of playing environment then please do take a good look through those articles and guides as you will find the answers to any questions that you may have.

In fact, you will often find plenty of valuable playing hints and tips and other playing strategies too, so please always spend as much time as you like looking through our guides and articles to help you master playing any casino games and to improve your winning chances.

This article is going to be looking at the casino card game known as 3 Card Poker, and we will be letting you know the best bets to place when playing this uniquely designed casino game. If you have not yet come across any 3 Card Poker games then below is also an overview of how the game has been structured and how to play it.

Playing 3 Card Poker Games

When you some across a game of 3 Card Poker, which could actually go by a different name such a s Tri Card Poker for example, you will have three different ways that you can play that popular casino game.

There are two different bets you can play both of which are based on two different outcomes of each hand played off and you can if you wish place both of those two quite separate best together in  the same single game.

The first betting opportunity is one known as a Pair Plus Bet, when you place that bet you will be hoping that any of the three cards dealt out to you containing at least a pair of matching cards as listed on the payable or a higher ranked hand and if so you then receive the associated winning payout.

The second betting opportunity will see the Dealer dealing out to you three cards and he will also dealer himself 3 cards, one of which is dealt face up. The aim of that part of the game is for your hand to beat the Dealers hand, an ante bet is required and for you to win on your raise bet the Dealers hand must also qualify by being a hand containing at least a Queen or any higher valued hand.

Winning Payouts and House Edges

The payouts you can achieve hen playing either the Pairs-Plus Bet or the Ante and Raise bet will vary and you should checkout the pay table attached to the variant you are playing as many different casino game designers will have their own unique pay tables in operation on their games.

However, it is worth noting that the Pairs Plus Bet is the one which does boast the highest house edge and as such if you do want the maximum chances of winning over the long term then you should forget about placing the Pairs Plus bet due to its huge house edge and stick to placing online the Ante and Raise bets.

Keep in mind that each 3 Card Poker game will also be a multi-stake game too and as such you will not be required to play it for very high stake amount unless of course that something you are looking to do, and you can also play it for free at most online casino sites if you simply want to pay it but at no risk to see if you like it!


As the house edges and the winning payouts and often the actual stake levels you can play 3 Card Poker games for online will vary from casino site to casinos et you will be best off looking at the variants on offer at several different casinos sites until you find one that does offer a low and reasonable payout percentage.

When playing those types of casino card games at casinos such as those using for example Playtech NetEnt or Microgaming software the payouts and house edges will not chance as those games cannot have any aspect of the games playing structure or format changed by casino site operators.

However, if you choose to play at any online or mobile casinos site that uses the Real Time Gaming software platforms be aware there are usually three different settings a casino operator can configure all of their games to payout, and as such the house edges and winning payouts you can achieve on games such as 3 Card Poker games can and will vary in value depending on just which casinos using RTG software you decide to play at!