Video Poker is a favored game that is able to be wagered on in casinos around the world, or in your house on your computer, through a web account. The regulations are very straightforward and consist of the player trying to achieve the best combination of cards achievable in order to come away with money. In this respect it’s very similar as a normal game of poker, without the involvement with any other players. Of course, methods used in a real-life game of poker, like bluffing, will be irrelevant in Video Poker.
The game of Video Poker starts when the player inserts credits (whether it is tokens, credit slips or money) into the machine and presses the deal button. A 5 card hand will then be "dealt" on the video screen.
The Video Poker machine also has hold buttons, and gamblers will need to now decide which cards to hold and which to discard. For the cards the enthusiast would like to keep, the ‘hold’ buttons should be pressed so that they illuminate. The player can choose to keep any number of cards they wish, from all to none.
After the bettor has selected which cards he or she would like to retain, they should press ‘draw’, at which point any fresh cards will be handed out if desired. The hand is now completed, with the Electronic Poker machine scanning the hand to see if it is the same as any of the winning hands shown on the payment schedule.
Generally, the lowest winning hand on an Electronic Poker machine is a pair of jacks with the prize money increasing for each and every 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 finally royal flushes. It should be known that the payment schedule can range from game to game, so that discerning players are agile enough to pick the most profitable ones each time.
After the first round has played out, the player can either decide to continue on in an attempt to increase their earnings, or press the ‘collect’ button to cash out any cash that they may have won. Additionally, several versions of the game allow the gambler a chance to double their profits, in which case another hand is played. There are also variations among individual games, with some virtual decks having wild cards and other varying aspects to increase playability.