Each video poker game has its own strategy and it is very important that you lean the strategy for each game in order to get the highest return. A strategy chart will show you the correct way to play each hand that you are dealt. You can take a copy of the chart to the casino. Here are a few charts for the most popular games. There is a pdf file of the chart you can download and take with you to the casino.
Jacks or Better is the original video poker game and the easiest game to learn. It is played with a 52-card deck and there no wild cards. Here is the strategy chart for Jacks or Better
Deuces Wild is one of the most popular games. It is played with a 52-card deck but all of the deuces are wild cards. There is a bonus for a hand containing four deuces. Here is the strategy for Deuces Wild.
Bonus Poker is based on the Jacks or Better game however you receive a bonus for certain 4-0f-a-Kind (Quad) hands. With Double Bonus Poker the payouts for quad hands are double. Here is the strategy chart for Double Bonus Poker.
Joker Poker is played with a 53-card deck because a joker is added the deck. The joker is wild. On some machines you need 3-of-a-kind for a winning hand but the most popular games pays you for a pair of Kings or better. Here is the strategy for Kings or Better.