Electronic Poker is a favored game that is able to be enjoyed in casinos throughout the globe, or in your house on your PC, using a web connection. The game rules are very straightforward and consist of the player trying to achieve the greatest combination of cards possible in order to acquire cash. In this respect it’s very similar as a regular game of poker, apart from the involvement with competing players. Of course, techniques used in a real-life game of poker, like tricking, will be irrelevant here.
The game of Electronic Poker starts when the enthusiast puts credits (whether it’s tokens, tickets or money) into the video poker machine and presses the deal button. A 5 card hand will be electronically ‘dealt’ on the screen.
The Video Poker machine also has hold buttons, and enthusiasts should now pick which cards to keep and which to discard. For the cards the player wishes to retain, the ‘hold’ buttons must be pressed so that they illuminate. The player can choose to keep any amount of cards they wish, from all to none.
After the gambler has decided on 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 finished, with the Electronic Poker machine scanning the hand to see if it matches any of the winning hands shown on the payment schedule.
Normally, the minimum succeeding hand on a Video Poker machine is a pair of jacks with the prize money increasing for each better hand. A common list of winning hands starts with jacks or better, moving 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 should be known that the payment schedule can range from game to game, so that discerning enthusiasts are able to pick the most profitable ones each time.
As soon as the first round has completed, the player can either choose to stay on and try to to increase their winnings, or they can press the ‘collect’ button to cash out any cash that has been won. Further, several versions of the game give the gambler an opportunity to double their wins, in which situation another round is played. There are also differences among specific machines, with some virtual decks including wild cards and other varying aspects to increase playability.