Online Gambling Information
If you're looking to play video poker for real money online then this section covers all you need to know to get started. Online casinos offer the chance to play from the comfort of your home or anywhere on your mobile device.
Top Online Casinos
The following online gaming sites all offer a range of video poker games as well as a full suite of casino games. All of the casinos are licensed and use one of the major software providers. Select a casino and play video poker online.
Casino Software Providers
While there are hundreds of online casinos there are a much smaller amount of online casino software providers. Read our detailed reviews of all of the major software companies where we detail the games and list the best casinos using the software.
Guides for New Players
If you've never played at an online casino then these guides will give you more information before you play. We recommend reading them before you start so you can get the best possible experience when you play online.
A Brief History of Online Casinos
The first online casinos started to appear online in the mid 1990's. Growth was fast for the industry with the online poker boom fueling the online gaming expansion. In the years following the industry has seen fast growth although there have been setbacks in some jurisdictions with different regulations in almost every country.
In the early years, casino software was fairly limited and available via download only. Today you can play instantly on any device from phones to tablets to PC's, Macs and TV's. The game selection and quality online easily rival those found at Las Vegas casinos.
You may have noticed that we don't list any bonuses on this site. Why? In our opinion you should consider not claiming bonus offers. They all have terms attached and are the number one source of complaints when it comes to online casinos.
In the early days of online gaming the bonuses had very few terms attached but today you'll find whole pages of terms and conditions. These may include bet limits, restricted games, maximum withdrawals and more.
If you decide to take one of the bonuses on offer then please make sure that you read the terms carefully. Playing without bonuses gives you the freedom to play however you like without any restrictions.
Information for US Players
The UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) was introduced attached to an unrelated Port Security bill in late 2006. The aim of the bill was to make it harder for US players to make deposits at online casinos. The result of this bill passing was the removal of many playing options for those in the USA.
Several software providers such as Microgaming and Playtech stopped taking US players while some just banned certain states. This means that if you are in the USA you have less choice as to where to play. The good news is that there are still many good casinos accepting US players. The software providers who are USA friendly at the moment are Realtime Gaming (RTG) and Wager Gaming Systems (WGS).
Online Casino Banking
To play for real money at an online casino you will need to deposit funds and withdraw funds if you are lucky enough to have a win. The most common payment methods include credit cards and e-wallets such as Pay Pal and Neteller.
All recommended casinos use secure encryption for transactions and this is the same level of security that is used by banks and any other major online transaction processor. As a new player you will be required to show proof of identity for age verification and banking security.
Update 2020 - Some casinos now also offer Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin or Ethereum as a deposit and withdrawal method. One drawback of this option is with the high fluctuations in price you could win and then end up with less money if the currency has lost value.