Is Online Video Poker Available at Ontario Casinos?

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I want to play video poker online…but it seems I can’t.

PlayOJO Ontario doesn’t have video poker

I searched for video poker games and – to my surprise (and disappointment) – I couldn’t find a single game at PlayOJO (where I currently play).

In fact, not only is video poker not offered there, but as I write this post (Jan 26), there are only 7(!) poker options that show up when I search for “Poker” on PlayOJO.ca (see screenshot below).

Screenshot of poker game options at PlayOJO.ca - Ontario - MGJ
Screenshot of poker game options at PlayOJO Ontario – Image source: PlayOJO.ca*

Why do I want to play video poker online?

But why do I want to play it? I like that video poker is typically based on 5-card draw poker, which is my favourite version of the game. I also like that it’s RNG (random number generator)-based, so I can play comfortably at my own pace.

What is video poker?

In case the term “video poker” is new to you, essentially, it’s a casino game based on 5-card draw poker that is run by a computer and played on a video machine.

Four of a kind on video poker! by jozjozjoz - MGJ
Four of a kind on video poker!” by @jozjozjoz is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

So, the major difference between video poker, traditional online poker, and live poker is:

  • Video poker is a solitary game played on a machine run by a computer.
  • Online poker is played against other players in a poker room.
  • Live poker is played against the dealer.

Different types of video poker games

The other cool thing I really like about video poker is that there are several variants, including both single and multi-hand versions of some of the games.

Popular examples of video poker games include: Jacks or Better, Tens or Better, Deuces Wilds, Aces and Faces, Joker Poker, Double Bonus Poker, and Double Double Bonus Poker.

Screenshot of online video poker games - Image source - OnlineGambling.ca - MGJ
Screenshot of online video poker games – Image source: OnlineGambling.ca *

Do you like video poker?

What about you? Are you a fan of video poker? If so, how many variants have you tried and what’s your favourite game to play?

Also, if you’re an Ontario online casino player, I’d love recommendations for online casinos where I could play real money video poker. The more game variety the better. 😁

Until next time, good luck, have fun, and enjoy your weekend!

Mia 👩‍💻

*All links and images in this post are for informational purposes only. I am not affiliated with PlayOJO or OnlineGambling.ca.

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