Comparing Video Poker and Table Poker

There has always been a distinction between video poker and table poker. Video Poker originated out of the digital revolution in the 80’s and early 90’s and its unique look and game play has translated very well to the online casino space.

Table poker games tends to take a more realistic approach to poker gaming and you will find many variants on the standard poker theme online.

So what are the main differences between the two games and more importantly, which one is better?


Faster Game Play

Firstly the main difference most people will notice is the fact that video poker offers a much faster experience than table poker.

Hands are resolved in seconds and a new hand is dealt in a few more. With table poker there is lot of betting activity and bluffing that goes along with each hand.


Fixed Odds and High Risk Play

For those who don’t know, each Video poker hand is played purely against a fixed odds scoreboard. You need to make hands of a certain value and you get paid according to the odds associated with that hand.

With table poker you can win a massive sum of cash with a very low hand, as all you need to do is beat the other player.

Some people prefer the fixed game play of video poker while other prefers the risky and adrenaline pumping action associated with table poker.


Greater Variety of Games

Even though video poker games have a few variations between them, they aren’t as varied as table poker games.

For instance most people know Texas Hold’em poker, Omaha High, Seven Card Stud and other variants.

Video Poker is for players who love traditional poker. Many table poker games may even put off traditional poker fans. At the end of the day it comes down to personal preference.


The Final Word

Video poker games are for the purists who like to face off against the computer. Table poker games are for players who love to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the casino floor.

Since our poker games at Cabaret Club can be played for free, try out a few until you find the game that’s right for you. Video poker and table poker both provide rewarding action and entertainment.