Electronic Poker is a beloved game that can be wagered on in casinos all over the world, or alternatively at home on your PC, through an Internet account. The game rules are very straightforward and involve the player trying to achieve the highest combination of cards achievable in order to acquire money. On this account it’s much the same as a regular game of poker, minus the interaction with any other players. Of course, tactics employed during a physical game of poker, like bluffing, will be useless in Video Poker.
The game of Video Poker starts when the enthusiast inserts credits (whether it is tokens, credit slips or money) into the machine and presses the draw button. A 5 card hand will be "dealt" on the video screen.
The Electronic Poker machine also has hold buttons, and players should now choose which cards to hold and which to throw away. For the cards the gambler wishes to retain, the ‘hold’ buttons need to be pressed so that they illuminate. The player can choose to keep any number of cards they want, whether it’s all or none.
After the player has decided on which cards she wishes to retain, the player will then press ‘deal’, which will mean that any new cards are needed they will be handed out. The round is now finished, with the Electronic Poker machine analyzing the hand to see if it is the same as any of the winning hands shown on the payout schedule.
Generally, the lowest succeeding hand on a Video Poker machine is a pair of jacks with the prize money getting larger for each and every better hand. A list of common winning hands begins with jacks or better, and moves on to two pairs, 3 of a kinds, straights, flushes, full houses, four of a kinds, straight flushes and last but not least royal flushes. It goes without saying that the payment schedule can change from game to game, so that skillful gamblers are able to pick the most beneficial machine each instance.
Once the initial round has completed, the player can either decide to stay on and try to to maximize their winnings, or they can press the ‘collect’ button to cash out any cash that has been won. Additionally, several versions of the game give the bettor a chance to double their winnings, in which case a further game is played. There are also variations among specific games, with some decks of cards having wild cards and other varying characteristics to increase playability.