Electronic Poker is a favored game that can be played in casinos around the world, or in your house on your home computer, using an Internet account. The regulations are absolutely simple and involve the player trying to get the highest assemblage of cards possible in order to win cash. In this respect it’s much the same as a regular game of poker, minus the interaction with any other players. Of course, tactics used in a physical game of poker, such as bluffing, will be irrelevant in Video Poker.
The game of Electronic Poker starts when the bettor puts credits (whether it is tokens, credit slips or cash) into the video poker machine and presses the deal button. A hand of 5 cards will then be electronically ‘dealt’ on the screen.
The Video Poker game also has hold buttons, and players will need to now choose which cards to keep and which to discard. For the cards the bettor wishes to keep, the ‘hold’ buttons need to be pressed so that they illuminate. The player can decide to keep any amount of cards they wish, from all to none.
After the bettor has chosen which cards he wishes to keep, they should press ‘deal’, which will mean that any new cards are needed they will be given out. The game is now finished, with the Video Poker machine analyzing the cards to see if it matches any of the winning hands printed on the payment schedule.
Generally, the lowest winning hand on an Electronic Poker machine is a pair of jacks with the prize money getting larger for each better hand. A list of common winning hands begins with jacks or better, and moves on to two pairs, 3 of a kinds, straights, flushes, full houses, 4 of a kinds, straight flushes and last but not least royal flushes. It is obvious that the payout schedule can range from game to game, so that experienced bettors are able to choose the most money-making machine each and every instance.
Once the initial round has finished, the player can either choose to stay on and try to to maximize their winnings, or press the ‘collect’ button to cash out any cash that has been won. Additionally, several styles of the game give the enthusiast an opportunity to increase their winnings, in which instance a further hand is played. There are also variations between specific games, with some virtual decks including wild cards and other varying aspects to increase playability.