Poker is overrated.  Sure it takes “skill”. Ya, World Series of Poker champions take home millions of dollars.  But when it comes down to it, video poker has it beat.  Here’s why:

  • You can play video poker by yourself.  Ever try getting a good game of poker going after work? It’s darn near impossible.  Most people have “families”, “responsibilities”, or “other things to do”.  Forget it!  Do what I do after work: crack open a nice cold beer, put on whatever reality show is popular, and start an online video poker session that would make all of those snobs jealous.
  • Poker is difficult and complicated… Video Poker is easy and fun. When I start gambling, I want to enjoy myself.  Whenever I step up to the poker table, I’m confronted with 8 guys each sporting 7-11 sunglasses, half a bottle of 7-11 cologne, that have had 7-11 drinks too many.  This is supposed to be fun?  Then if I don’t know any chip-stacking tricks or forget to ante up on the small blind, I’m some kind of insignificant loser.  Who needs that kind of pressure?
  • Video Poker has bonus codes. Sure, some poker sites have bonuses you can use but most of them are paultry compared to video poker bonuses.  Who needs a 19% bonus when you can get $777 free just for signing up at Silver Oak Casino?
  • In Video Poker, I know my opponent. As stated above, the gents down at the local poker hall aren’t always my cup of tea.  When I come home to my trusty online video poker game, I feel like I’m a winner already.  Who needs pets when you have Jacks or Better video poker?

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As you can see, I’m not much of a poker person.  Give me a new bonus code and a trusted video poker machine any day.

What do you think?  Am I right here or is poker the superior game?  Let me know in the comment section below!

If you’ve decided you like video poker, check out these articles to improve your skills: online slots versus online video poker, how to double your video poker winnings, video poker myths, using video poker bonus codes, and how to manage your video poker bankroll.

Jeff White

Jeff has been an active gambler from the age of 18 when he won a small local poker tournament in San Jose, CA. He moved on to playing other casino games shortly thereafter, with a great interest in the statistics and mathematics involved. He has studied the historical gambling systems of nearly every popular casino game played today, and has written strategy books for several of them including blackjack, slot machines, craps, and roulette. Jeff has been a daily contributor to the Silver Oak Casino blog since the beginning of 2009.