Some games have built their reputations and become casino classics over centuries. This applies to many table games in particular, such as blackjack and roulette. However, no game has become such an essential part of casino culture in such a short amount of time as video poker, with terminals found in land based casinos around the world and the playing card icons offering players a familiar means of getting to grips with digital gaming solutions.
Of course, video poker itself has not been around for all that long, especially compared to the likes of roulette and blackjack. However, it did have something of a head start as poker is one of the most popular card games ever and many players already had something of a grounding in the game, with knowledge of wild cards and hand rankings. Video poker brought these together in such a way that it became an instant classic and remains a cornerstone of online and land based casinos all over the world.