Video Poker History

While video poker is its own unique game, its origins began when the first slot machine was created in the late 1800s. Video poker history shows us that the first slot machines were designed with cards, and that the winning combination would be a poker hand.

The Poker-Matic video poker machine was introduced in 1970 by Dale Electronics. At the start, the game had not proved itself to be particularly popular, although when the 80s arrived, the game began to gain some popularity. In 1979, the Draw Poker machine was created by Sircoma, Si Redd’s company. At this time, video poker began to join the ranks of some other casino games and became more popular. At this time, these Draw Poker machines were distributed throughout a number of entertainment venues, such as restaurants, bars, arcades, and of course, casinos. For those who already knew how to use slot machines, and had a basic knowledge of poker hands, there was little to learn in how to play video poker.

Online Video Poker History

The video poker rules have not really changed since it first began, which has made it easy for players who enjoyed the game in land based establishments to continue their online videopoker experience without needing to relearn the game. Since the game had grown in popularity in the land based establishments and when casinos were introduced in the online world in the 1990s, the game was already a popular one and with the natural progression of video poker history, there was no question that the game would be included in the online casino offerings. There are many different variations of the game offered online, which gives players the variety that they look for.

Video Poker History at Canada

Video poker history has brought us to the modern day at Canada, where players can enjoy a great choice of video poker games, such as Joker Poker, 10s or Better, Deuces Wild, Aces and Faces, American Video Poker, Mega Jacks, and more. As far as the ease of playing this game is concerned, players will find that following some video poker tips such as knowing the various poker hands will make game player smoother and quicker. Players who wish to try out the game can also enjoy the free video poker games that are offered at our casino.

Casino Manager: Susan Wood