Electronic Poker is a beloved game that is able to be bet on in casinos around the globe, or alternatively at your house on your personal computer, through an Internet account. The game rules are very straightforward and consist of the player attempting to get the best combination of cards as you can in order to come away with cash. On this account it is very similar as a regular game of poker, minus the line of contact with any other players. Of course, tactics employed during a physical game of poker, like tricking, will be useless in Video Poker.
The game of Video Poker starts when the bettor inserts credits (either tokens, tickets or money) into the video poker machine and presses the draw button. A hand of 5 cards will then be electronically ‘given out’ on the screen.
The Video Poker machine also has hold buttons, and bettors should now pick which cards to keep and which to discard. For the cards the player wishes to retain, the ‘hold’ buttons should be pressed so that they light up. The player can decide to keep any number of cards they want, whether it is all or none.
After the player has selected which cards he or she wishes to keep, the player will then press ‘deal’, at which point any fresh cards are needed they will be dealt. The hand is now finished, with the Video Poker machine analyzing the cards to see if it is the same as any of the winning hands shown on the pay out schedule.
Normally, the minimum winning hand on an Electronic Poker machine is a pair of jacks with the award money growing for each and every better hand. A list of common winning hands starts with jacks or better, and moves on to 2 pairs, three of a kinds, straights, flushes, full houses, four of a kinds, straight flushes and last but not least royal flushes. It definitely goes without saying that the pay out schedule can range from machine to machine, so that experienced bettors are agile enough to pick the most profitable game each instance.
As soon as the first round has completed, the player can either decide to remain on and try to to maximize their winnings, or they can press the ‘collect’ button to retrieve any credits that might been won. Further, some versions of the game allow the bettor a chance to increase their profits, in which case a further hand is played. There are also variations among specific games, with some decks of cards including wild cards and other varying elements to increase playability.