Casual fans are starting to discover what stick-in-the-mud online gaming enthusiasts have known for years: If you had to make a list of some of the most exciting, versatile and forward-thinking providers out there, Microgaming would undoubtedly be right at the top. The company, which originally founded the first genuine online casino all the way back in 1994, regularly adds new and innovative games to its already impressive collection. In fact, there are four key video poker gamers from Microgaming in particular that are more than worth exploring.
One of the most popular video poker games from Microgaming by far is Aces and Eights, a unique variant that pays on ALL hands - from a pair of Jacks on up. This is the go-to game for players who want to win serious sums of money and for those looking for an added challenge, the "Expert Mode" offers special features like "Auto Play," a record of each player's statistics and more - all in an effort to take a single game and turn it into a long-term love affair in an instant.
Next up we have Double Double Bonus Poker - another ingenious variant known for its impressive payouts for not only every hand above a pair of jacks, but especially so in terms of every type of Four of a Kind you may have. This game is also known for its Double or Nothing bonus round, which reveals the dealer's card and allows players to select from any of the four remaining cards in play. If the card you draw ranks higher than that of the dealer's, congratulations - your winnings have just been doubled!
No list of the top Microgaming video poker games would be complete without mentioning Bonus Deuces Wild - a game that operates very similarly to standard video poker, but with an important twist. All deuces are wild, creating more potential winning combinations than ever before. When you win a round at Bonus Deuces Wild, you'll also have the chance to participate in the Double or Nothing bonus round - giving you yet another chance to double your winnings in a matter of seconds.
Last but not least we have Deuces Wild Power Poker which, as the name suggests, is another variant in which all deuces in play are suddenly wild cards. This also adds a bit of flair to the Double or Nothing bonus round, as players can choose to wager ALL of their winnings during this single hand. Yes, you could potentially double your earnings - but the flip side is that the entire payout can also be lost just as quickly. Deuces Wild Power Poker is a game for true adrenalin junkies everywhere and it's easy to see why it's become so popular with so many over the last few years.