Electronic Poker is a favored game that is able to be wagered on in casinos all over the world, or in your house on your PC, using a net account. The rules are absolutely straightforward and involve the player trying to achieve the best combination of cards possible in order to come away with cash. On this account it is much the same as a normal game of poker, without the involvement with competing players. Of course, techniques used in a real-life game of poker, such as bluffing, will be irrelevant in Video Poker.
The game of Electronic Poker begins when the player inserts credits (either tokens, tickets or money) into the machine and presses the draw button. A hand of 5 cards will be electronically ‘distributed’ on the screen.
The Video Poker machine also has buttons with ‘hold’ written on them, and bettors should now pick which cards to keep and which to throw away. For the cards the enthusiast would like to keep, the ‘hold’ buttons must be pressed so that they illuminate. The player can choose to keep any amount of cards they wish, whether it’s all or none.
After the player has selected which cards he wishes to retain, they should press ‘draw’, at which point any fresh cards will be needed they will be handed out. The game is now completed, with the Electronic Poker machine analyzing the hand to see if it is the same as any of the winning hands printed on the payout schedule.
Typically, the minimum winning hand on a Video Poker machine is a pair of jacks with the prize money getting larger for each 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 finally royal flushes. It should be known that the pay out schedule can vary from machine to machine, so that experienced players are able to select the most beneficial machine each instance.
As soon as the first round has finished, the player can either decide to stay on in an attempt to maximize their winnings, or they can press the ‘collect’ button to cash out any cash that they may have won. Further, some versions of the game give the enthusiast an opportunity to increase their profits, in which instance a further hand is played. There are also variations between specific machines, with some virtual decks including wild cards and other differing aspects to enhance playability.