Video Poker is a favored game that can be gambled on in casinos across the world, or in your house on your PC, using a net account. The regulations are absolutely straightforward and involve the player attempting to achieve the best combination of cards achievable in order to come away with cash. In this respect it is much the same as a regular game of poker, minus the line of contact with any other players. Of course, techniques used in a physical game of poker, such as tricking, will be irrelevant in Video Poker.
The game of Video Poker begins when the player puts credits (whether it’s tokens, credit slips or cash) into the video poker machine and pushes the deal button. A hand of five cards will be electronically ‘handed out’ on the screen.
The Electronic Poker machine also has buttons with ‘hold’ printed on them, and enthusiasts should now decide which cards to hold and which to throw away. For the cards the enthusiast wishes to retain, the ‘hold’ buttons must be pressed so that they illuminate. The player can choose to keep any number of cards they want, from all to none.
After the enthusiast has decided on which cards he or she would like to retain, they should press ‘deal’, at which point any fresh cards are given out if desired. The game is now completed, with the Video Poker machine analyzing the hand to see if it matches 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 award money growing for each and every 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, 4 of a kinds, straight flushes and last but not least royal flushes. It goes without saying that the payout schedule can range from machine to machine, so that knowledgeable gamblers are able to pick the most beneficial game each instance.
Once the initial round has finished, the player can either choose to stay on and try to to maximize their earnings, or they can press the ‘collect’ button to cash out any cash that might have been won. Additionally, a few versions of the game allow the enthusiast an opportunity to double their profits, in which case a further game is played. There are also variations among individual machines, with some virtual decks including wild cards and other varying characteristics to enhance playability.