NuWorks Video Poker Analysis

As I recently blogged, NuWorks is a new online casino software vendor. It is being used by only a few sites, one of which is US-friendly BuzzLuck Online Casino.

BuzzLuck offers 1, 3, 10, 52, and 100 hand versions of Jacks or BetterDeuces Wild, and Joker Poker video poker. Looking at their paytables for single-hand quarter video poker, and assuming optimal play and max coins in:

  • Their Jacks or Better video poker is the best. They have a full-pay paytable with a return of 99.54%. You won’t find a better Jacks or Better video poker paytable anywhere, either online or in land-based casinos.
  • The Deuces Wild returns 98.91%. This is decent, and matches the best return that you can find at any online casino that accepts US players.
  • You can skip their Joker Poker video poker with its 98.40% return. BoDog rocks Joker Poker with its incredible 99.97% payback.

To attract the real video poker player, NuWorks/BuzzLuck are going to have to:

  • Add more video poker varieties. Double Double Bonus comes to mind.
  • Support keyboard shortcuts for card selection a dealing.
  • Provide a way to turn off the double-or-nothing screen that annoyingly appears after each win.