Blindfold Dealer Poker Games (#158)

IEP Goals :  Expanded Core Curriculum Games for Visually Impaired Students

IEP Technologies is our new organization where we are building Expanded Core Curriculum games for blind and low vision students, based on each student’s IEP . 
The student’s progress in mastering skills in our curriculum-based games and interactive simulations are maintained in a private secure cloud, accessible to the school team in a web-based console . 
If you are a Special Ed Director , click for additional information on using these types of games as a tool for maximizing student outcomes, relating to their 
504 Education Plan

Poker Games

About a year ago, I talked about why building a poker game is difficult – poker is a multi-player game, and if there are no other players online to play with you, you can’t play.  Unlike poker apps built by the Las Vegas Casinos, there aren’t millions of visually impaired poker players ready to play.
poker hand and chips
I first created Blindfold Video Poker – it emulates Las Vegas style video poker machines.  One fan wanted more of a poker experience, so he sent me a link to an online poker site. At this site, instead of playing poker against other players, you play against a computer dealer with very strict rules, in one of 7 different games.
For example, in Three Card Poker, you start by making an initial bet.  Next you and the dealer are dealt three cards each, face-down.  After you look at your cards, you can either fold and lose the bet, or bet the same amount again.
Then you and the dealer show your cards.  If your hand is better, you win.  If the dealer’s hand is better, you lose.  If you won, and you had a good hand (like 3 of a kind), you can win several times what you originally bet.
There are two  side bets you can make in this game that makes it more interesting.  Regardless of who won, if you win one of the side bets, you can get a lot more money.
The side bet called “Pair Plus” pays you (even if you lost to the dealer) if you have a pair or better in your hand.  The best payout on Pair Plus bets is 40 to 1 for a straight flush.
The side bet called “6-Card Bonus” combines your three cards with the dealer’s three cards, and the best 5 cards out of those 6 cards determines the payoff.  A royal flush pays off at 1000 to 1.
When playing Three Card Poker included in Blindfold Video Poker, you must consider about 3 different strategies at once: beating the dealer, winning the Pair Plus bet, and winning the 6 Card Bonus bet.  We’ve added several Dealer Poker games like Three Card Poker to the Video Poker game, and we’ll be adding more.
Click to download the game:  Blindfold Video Poker

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