Reel Play Poker Hybrid Casino Game

Reel Play Poker is an interesting title available at Canadian online casinos powered by Microgaming. The game can be accessed from the Video Poker section in the Games Menu of the download platform. Reel Play Poker, however, is a hybrid casino game that combines elements of online video poker with slots play.

Reel Play Poker is based on Jacks or Better and it uses the payout table from that video poker variant. Instead of a single row in which the hand is dealt, Reel Play Poker employs the 5x3slot machine structure with 20 selectable paylines. You can select up to 20 coins per payline and the coin denomination from the range offered. Once you select the betting parameters, you click the Deal button. A demonstration reel with a single row is displayed below the main reels. Five cards are dealt from a single deck to that reel as in normal online video poker games. You mark the cards that you want to hold and then click the Spin button to move the game play ahead.

The reels in the main set that correspond to the held cards are filled with those cards. The remaining reels spin and are randomly filled with other cards. The video poker hands are evaluated across all selected paylines. It is optimum strategy to activate all 20 paylines. There is a subtle difference between Reel Play Poker and a multi hand online video poker game. The 20 hands are not separate and independent rows but will contain common cards as dictated by the crisscrossing of paylines across the three rows as in video slots games.

Each of the 20 paylines is independently evaluated against the payout table. There is a material difference from normal slots games here. In online slots the like symbols have to be usually aligned from left to right on an active payline. This is not the case in Reel Play Poker. For example, the three equally ranked cards in the three of a king hand ranking can appear on any of the reels. The payout table adjusts for the number of coins wagered. The payout coins have to be multiplied by the coin size to convert to credits. The maximum payout is for a royal flush. With 20 coins per payline this payout is 16,000 coins. Reel Play Poker is live at all Microgaming powered Canadian online casinos like Platinum Play, Spin Palace and All Slots.

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