Electronic Poker is a popular game that can be gambled on in casinos throughout the globe, or alternatively at your house on your computer, using an Internet connection. The game rules are absolutely simple and consist of the player trying to get the greatest assemblage of cards possible in order to acquire money. In this respect it is much the same as a classic game of poker, apart from the interaction with any other players. Of course, tactics used in a physical game of poker, like tricking, will be irrelevant here.
The game of Electronic Poker begins when the enthusiast inserts credits (whether it is tokens, tickets or cash) into the video poker machine and pushes the play button. A hand of 5 cards will then be electronically ‘given out’ on the screen.
The Electronic Poker game also has hold buttons, and enthusiasts will need to now pick which cards to hold and which to throw away. For the cards the player would like to keep, the ‘hold’ buttons need to be pressed so that they light up. The player can decide to keep any number of cards they wish, whether it’s all or none.
After the player has selected which cards he or she wishes to keep, they should press ‘deal’, which will mean that any fresh cards are given out if desired. The hand is now completed, with the Video Poker machine scanning the cards to see if it is the same as any of the winning hands printed on the payout schedule.
Typically, the lowest winning hand on a Video Poker machine is a pair of jacks with the prize money getting larger for each better hand. A common list of 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 definitely goes without saying that the payment schedule can range from machine to machine, so that discerning players are able to choose the most money-making ones every instance.
As soon as the initial round has completed, the player can either choose to continue on and try to to maximize their earnings, or they can press the ‘collect’ button to retrieve any credits that might been won. Further, several versions of the game give the enthusiast an opportunity to double their profits, in which case a further round is played. There are also variations between individual machines, with some virtual decks having wild cards and other differing aspects to increase playability.