Electronic Poker is a beloved game that can be wagered on in casinos around the globe, or in your house on your home computer, using a net connection. The rules are very straightforward and involve the player trying to get the highest combination of cards achievable in order to acquire cash. On this account it is very similar as a classic game of poker, minus the involvement with competing players. Of course, methods employed during a physical game of poker, like tricking, will be irrelevant here.
The game of Electronic Poker starts when the bettor inserts credits (either tokens, credit slips or cash) into the machine and pushes the draw button. A five card hand will be "given out" on the screen.
The Video Poker game also has hold buttons, and gamblers should now choose which cards to hold and which to throw away. For the cards the player would like to keep, the ‘hold’ buttons should be pressed so that they light up. The player can decide to keep any amount of cards they want, whether it is all or none.
After the gambler has chosen which cards she would like to retain, the player will then press ‘draw’, at which point any fresh cards will be handed out if desired. The round is now finished, with the Video Poker machine scanning the hand to see if it is the same as any of the winning hands printed on the payout schedule.
Generally, the minimum winning hand on a Video Poker machine is a pair of jacks with the award money increasing for each and every better hand. A list of common winning hands starts with jacks or better, and moves on to two pairs, three of a kinds, straights, flushes, full houses, 4 of a kinds, straight flushes and last but not least royal flushes. It definitely goes without saying that the payout schedule can change from machine to machine, so that knowledgeable enthusiasts are agile enough to choose the most money-making machine each time.
After the initial round has finished, the player can either decide to stay on in an attempt to maximize their earnings, or press the ‘collect’ button to cash out any cash that might have been won. Further, a few versions of the game give the enthusiast a chance to double their winnings, in which case another hand is played. There are also differences between individual games, with some decks of cards including wild cards and other differing characteristics to enhance playability.