Electronic Poker is a beloved game that can be enjoyed in casinos all over the world, or in your house on your PC, using an Internet connection. The rules are very simple and consist of the player attempting to achieve the greatest combination of cards possible in order to acquire cash. On this account it’s much the same as a normal game of poker, without the line of contact with competing players. Of course, techniques used in a physical game of poker, such as bluffing, will be irrelevant here.
The game of Electronic Poker starts when the enthusiast puts credits (either tokens, credit slips or money) into the video poker machine and pushes the deal button. A five card hand will be "handed out" on the video screen.
The Electronic Poker game also has buttons with ‘hold’ printed on them, and gamblers should now choose which cards to keep and which to throw away. For the cards the enthusiast would like to retain, the ‘hold’ buttons should 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 player has chosen which cards she would like to keep, the player will then press ‘draw’, which will mean that any new cards will be needed they will be handed out. The hand is now completed, with the Video Poker machine scanning the hand to see if it is the same as any of the winning hands listed in the pay out schedule.
Typically, the lowest winning hand on an Electronic Poker machine is a pair of jacks with the award money growing for each better hand. A list of common winning hands starts with jacks or better, and moves on to 2 pairs, three of a kinds, straights, flushes, full houses, 4 of a kinds, straight flushes and last but not least royal flushes. It goes without saying that the payment schedule can vary from game to game, so that knowledgeable gamblers are able to choose the most money-making game each and every time.
As soon as the first round has finished, the player can either choose to remain on and try to to increase their earnings, or press the ‘collect’ button to cash out any money that they may have won. Additionally, some styles of the game allow the player a chance to increase their winnings, in which situation a further round is played. There are also variations among specific machines, with some decks of cards including wild cards and other varying aspects to increase playability.