A Video Poker Tournament is an event in which players compete for a large prize. To play in a tournament, you buy in by paying the entry fee in chips.
In the Video Poker Tournaments lobby, choose a tournament size of 10 or 50 maximum players. You will see a list of the active tournaments you could join. On the tournament tiles, you can see which type of Video Poker you'd be playing, the entry fee, and the potential prize pool. Click or tap Details to see more.
The detail view will include:
- The Tournament ID
You may wish to copy down or take a screenshot of the ID for the tournament you join. It will also be listed on the leaderboard once you start playing.
- The duration
The tournament duration is displayed in this format: 10:00-25:00. That means you will have at least 10 minutes to play, and the tournament will run a total of 25 minutes. If a tournament has less time remaining than the minimum duration shown, no new players can join.
- How many players have joined the tournament so far
Depending on the type, a tournament can accommodate as few as 10 or as many as 50 players.
- The potential prize payouts
The listed payouts are based on full participation in the tournament. If fewer players join, the prize pool will not reach the projected size, and the payouts will be smaller. The actual prize payouts are based on the number of participants and the chips pool created by their entry fees.
Once you join the tournament, you will see the time remaining displayed in minutes and seconds. In a tournament, you bet with credits instead of chips. Each player in the tournament starts with the same number of credits, and there is no way to earn or buy more.
As you play, your winnings will be tracked as your Score. No actual chips are won during tournaments; the payouts for winning hands count only toward your tournament score. Your score at the end will be compared with the scores of all players who joined this tournament, and the prize pool will be paid out to the winners as shown on the tournament detail view.
At the end of the tournament, you will see your Score and the time remaining. Check the leaderboard below the reels to see your current ranking. Depending on how much time remains for the other players to continue playing, you may end up with a lower overall rank by the end.
Choose Tournaments to return to the tournament lobby, Casino to return to the main lobby, or Replay to enter the same kind of tournament right away. If you click Replay, you will not be playing in the exact same tournament, no matter how much time remains; you will play the same tournament type with the same entry fee, duration, and prize payout potential, but the Tournament ID will change, and there may be a different number of active players. Again, we recommend taking note of your Tournament ID.
In the tournament lobby, you can select My Winnings to view the final outcome of any recent tournaments you have played. If you won, the chips were automatically added to your account when the tournament ended.