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  Spin Poker:

Spin Poker is an extremely unusual and charming type of game which plays like a hybrid of video poker and multi-line slots. Three lines of slots represent three cards, and you get a chance to hold some cards and spin for more in order to (hopefully) get better poker hands.

Rules

Explaining the rules of this game will be a little bit difficult because Spin Poker is a lot more than your typical video poker game with one or two “special” bonus features. It is truly unique and structurally different from a lot of the other games out there.

We might begin with the most familiar aspects of it. Firstly, each hand is made up of five cards, and conventional poker hand rankings are used to judge payouts. Therefore, despite its quirks, this game can still be correctly classified as a “real” poker game.

However, the uniqueness of this game is visible from the very beginning of your playing session. You will immediately be confronted by three lines of five wheels, corresponding to three hands containing five cards each. These virtual slot reels will be the mechanism through which you will be dealt your card hands. You can select whether or not you want to play all three possible cards, and there are nine possible payout lines, though you will have to bet more coins in order to avail of all payout lines.

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You might think this is really all there is to Spin Poker—a poker-themed slots game. You would be wrong. The game also contains strong elements of Draw Poker. After the reels stop spinning, you are actually allowed to select the display squares containing the cards you would like to keep. The rest are discarded, and replaced by a second spin. Hopefully, the second spin will yield better hands and higher payouts.

Types of Bets

We can reasonably surmise that Spin Poker’s invention was made possible—or at least greatly facilitated—by the pre-existing similarity between the betting mechanisms of slots and video poker games. Both game “families” involve betting a small amount of money (one to five coins, usually) per spin or round. However, each round is played through so quickly that you usually get through several dozen spins per session. This common set-up allows the games to be easily combined.

An implication of this is that Spin Poker has many of the addictive features of slots games. Since each round only takes up a small amount of money, you can easily fall into the belief that one, or two, or ten more will not matter much financially. By the end of the session, you realize you have spent an hour more time—and a lot of money—than you initially planned to spend. It can indeed take a great deal of self-control and willpower to ensure that you stay on budget.

One way to do this is to take your time with each card hand. Calculate your chances carefully—especially since you are playing three hands instead of one—instead of just zipping through each hand to get to the next one. You can thus stretch your money out for longer periods of time. This should be accompanied by strict limits on your budget. If the site you use gives you the option of automatic spending caps, make use of them. Also, try to look for a user interface that keeps a running total of your wagers as you play. When put to work together, these small measures can be very effective in facilitating more responsible, controlled gaming.

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Strategies

Many slots players make the mistake of thinking that there is some relationship between the results of a spin and those that came before it. For example, they assume that a machine that has not paid out a jackpot for a long time is “due” for a big payout soon, or that a machine that has just paid out will not give out another jackpot for a long time. Of course, experienced slots players know that this belief is erroneous, so do not make this same mistake while you play Spin Poker. Keep in mind that each spin is independent of all other spins in your playing session. In other words, every time you get to a new round, you are starting at square one. This does limit your strategic options in some ways, but the upside is that you do not need to tax your memory by keeping track of the cards that appeared before. Simply focus on your current spin, and do not bother remembering previous rounds.

If you can afford it, many sites will recommend that you play the maximum bet and use all pay lines every time, so as to be able to avail of all possible ways to win. Again, if you have the budget and are playing to win, this can be a good strategy for you. On the other hand, if you are on a strict budget and are mainly out for fun, do the opposite by wagering only a few coins per round.

Experience

Video poker is certainly a lot of fun, and it can be very interesting to check out all the different varieties available and experiment with strategies for them. However, past a certain point, it becomes undeniable that all these “varieties” are practically identical, in which case it seems rather useless to keep hunting for new ones. Spin Poker, however, will restore your faith in the inventiveness of video poker game designers. Despite its relatively plain, boring name, it truly is one of the most innovative kinds of video poker you will encounter.

Furthermore, the odd nature of this game might also attract people who like to develop strategies of their own. However, if your specialty involves mastering and sticking to pre-existing strategies, you might find this game too bizarre. As of the moment, Spin Poker is too new and unusual for a large body of work to have developed concerning the best strategies.

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