Electronic Poker is a favored game that can be played in casinos throughout the world, or in your house on your PC, using a web connection. The rules are absolutely straightforward and involve the player trying to get the best assemblage of cards as you can in order to win money. On this account it’s very similar as a regular game of poker, minus the interaction with competing players. Of course, methods used in a physical game of poker, such as bluffing, will be irrelevant here.
The game of Video Poker starts when the player inserts credits (either tokens, tickets or money) into the video poker machine and presses the deal button. A five card hand will then be electronically ‘dealt’ on the screen.
The Video Poker machine also has buttons with ‘hold’ written on them, and players will need to now decide which cards to keep and which to throw away. For the cards the bettor wishes to keep, the ‘hold’ buttons must be pressed so that they light up. The player can choose to keep any number of cards they want, from all to none.
After the bettor has chosen which cards he would like to keep, they should press ‘draw’, which will mean that any fresh cards are given out if desired. The game is now completed, with the Video Poker machine scanning the hand to see if it matches any of the winning hands listed in the pay out schedule.
Normally, the lowest succeeding 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, moving on to 2 pairs, 3 of a kinds, straights, flushes, full houses, four of a kinds, straight flushes and last but not least royal flushes. It goes without saying that the payout schedule can range from machine to machine, so that knowledgeable bettors are agile enough to select the most money-making machine each and every time.
Once the first round has finished, the player can either decide to continue on and try to to increase their earnings, or press the ‘collect’ button to cash out any cash that might have been won. Additionally, several styles of the game allow the bettor an opportunity to increase their profits, in which case another game is played. There are also variations among individual games, with some decks of cards having wild cards and other differing elements to enhance playability.