Electronic Poker is a favored game that usually will be gambled on in casinos all over the world, or alternatively at home on your PC, using a net account. The game rules are very simple and involve the player attempting to get the best assemblage of cards possible in order to win money. In this respect it is very similar as a regular game of poker, minus the interaction with other players. Of course, methods employed during a real-life game of poker, like tricking, will be irrelevant in Video Poker.
The game of Electronic Poker starts when the gambler inserts credits (either tokens, tickets or cash) into the machine and pushes the deal button. A five card hand will then be "given out" on the screen.
The Video Poker machine also has buttons with ‘hold’ printed on them, and players should now decide which cards to hold and which to throw away. For the cards the enthusiast would like to retain, the ‘hold’ buttons must be pressed so that they illuminate. The player can decide to keep any number of cards they want, from all to none.
After the bettor has selected which cards he wishes to retain, they should press ‘deal’, at which point any new cards are needed they will be dealt. The game is now finished, with the Electronic Poker machine scanning the cards to see if it is the same as any of the winning hands shown on the pay out schedule.
Typically, 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 2 pairs, 3 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 change from game to game, so that skillful bettors are able to select the most beneficial machine every instance.
After the initial round has played out, the player can either decide to remain on in an attempt to maximize their winnings, or press the ‘collect’ button to retrieve any cash that has been won. Additionally, some versions of the game allow the player a chance to double their profits, in which case a further round is played. There are also differences between specific games, with some virtual decks having wild cards and other varying aspects to enhance playability.