Electronic Poker is a beloved game that can be wagered on in casinos throughout the globe, or alternatively at home on your computer, using an Internet account. The game rules are absolutely simple and involve the player trying to get the best mixture of cards possible in order to win cash. In this respect it’s much the same as a normal game of poker, apart from the involvement with any other players. Of course, techniques employed during a real-life game of poker, like tricking, will be irrelevant here.
The game of Video Poker begins when the player inserts credits (whether it’s tokens, tickets or cash) into the video poker machine and pushes the play button. A hand of five cards will then be "handed out" on the screen.
The Electronic Poker game also has hold buttons, and gamblers should now pick which cards to hold and which to discard. For the cards the enthusiast wishes to retain, the ‘hold’ buttons must be pressed so that they illuminate. The player can decide to keep any amount of cards they wish, whether it’s all or none.
After the gambler has decided on which cards he would like to retain, the player will then press ‘draw’, at which point any new cards are dealt if desired. The game is now finished, with the Electronic Poker machine scanning the cards to see if it matches any of the winning hands shown on the payment schedule.
Generally, 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 common list of 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 finally royal flushes. It is obvious that the pay out schedule can range from machine to machine, so that discerning enthusiasts are agile enough to select the most profitable machine every instance.
After the initial round has finished, the player can either decide to remain on and try to to increase their winnings, or they can press the ‘collect’ button to cash out any money that they may have won. Additionally, some versions of the game allow the enthusiast a chance to increase their winnings, in which situation another hand is played. There are also variations between individual machines, with some decks of cards including wild cards and other varying elements to enhance playability.