Electronic Poker is a popular game that is able to be wagered on in casinos all over the world, or alternatively at your house on your computer, using a web connection. The regulations are very simple and involve the player trying to get the highest assemblage of cards achievable in order to acquire cash. On this account it is much the same as a normal game of poker, without the line of contact with other players. Of course, techniques employed during a physical game of poker, like tricking, will be irrelevant here.
The game of Electronic Poker begins when the bettor puts credits (either tokens, credit slips or money) into the video poker machine and pushes the deal button. A hand of 5 cards will then be electronically ‘given out’ on the screen.
The Video Poker game also has hold buttons, and players should now choose which cards to keep and which to throw away. For the cards the player wishes to keep, the ‘hold’ buttons must be pressed so that they illuminate. The player can decide to keep any amount of cards they want, whether it is all or none.
After the bettor has selected which cards she would like to retain, the player will then press ‘deal’, which will mean that any fresh cards are needed they will be given out. The hand is now completed, with the Electronic Poker machine scanning the cards to see if it matches any of the winning hands printed on the pay out 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 starts 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 finally royal flushes. It goes without saying that the payment schedule can change from game to game, so that discerning bettors are agile enough to select the most profitable machine every instance.
Once the initial round has played out, the player can either choose to remain on in an attempt to increase their earnings, or they can press the ‘collect’ button to retrieve any money that they may have won. Further, some versions of the game give the enthusiast a chance to increase their profits, in which situation a further hand is played. There are also variations among specific machines, with some virtual decks having wild cards and other differing elements to enhance playability.