Poker is one of the best-loved card games on the planet, and it's just as popular here in New Zealand as it is in Las Vegas. Those of us who enjoy playing poker online have a wide variety of games to choose from, and in this article, we want to highlight some of our online poker NZ favourites. Whether you enjoy actual online poker, video poker, or casino poker, we think we've included something for every kind of poker fan.
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This is the first game that most people think of when they hear the word poker being mentioned, and it's one of the easiest to find online. It's a multiplayer game and the aim is to make the best five-card hand from two hole cards and five community cards to win the pot.
There are Texas Hold'em games to suit every budget and experience level, and when you feel confident enough to get involved there are plenty of online poker tournaments that offer the potential to win cash prizes by faring better than your competitors.
In short, this is a game that every poker fan should know how to play, so be sure to bring yourself up to speed when you have time to do so.
Caribbean Stud Poker
While Texas Hold'em is played against other players, Caribbean Stud Poker is a variety of casino poker that is played against the house. This means that you can take a virtual seat at any time and play a hand between just you and the casino, in much the same way as you'd sit down to play Blackjack.
In this game, you and the dealer are dealt five cards, with the dealer's cards being dealt face down. The dealer turns over one of his cards and - on the basis of your own hand and that revealed dealer card - you decide whether or not to proceed. If you proceed, your hand will be compared to the dealer's hand and the best hand will win. The odds paid will depend on the strength of your hand.
Video poker games operate a lot like online pokies. They are designed for one player and are fully automated. Press a deal button and you'll be dealt five cards. You can then choose to keep or discard as many or as few of those cards as you like before a second deal assigns new cards to replace any that you have discarded. Your final five-card hand will then be assessed and you will be paid according to the strength of the hand.
Different video poker games have slightly different rules. For example, in Jacks or Better you need a pair of jacks or better to win a prize, while in Deuces Wild all 2-value cards serve as wild cards.
Three Card Poker
Our final recommendation is Three Card Poker, and we particularly like the Live Casino version that was released by Evolution in partnership with Scientific Games. This is another game in which you play against the house, and this one will deal you just three cards. If your three-card hand beats that of the dealer, you win at odds determined by the hand's ranking. You can also give yourself a chance to profit from optional side bets if choose to do that.
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These are just some of the poker games that are currently being enjoyed by players in New Zealand. Try them all to find your own favourite and good luck at the tables!Please see terms and conditions for JackpotCity Casino NZ on the providers website, before signing up. Each provider has different rules and conditions as well as bonus offers. The above offer is only valid for people over 18 years of age.
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