Electronic Poker is a beloved game that is able to be gambled on in casinos across the world, or in your house on your PC, through a net account. The rules are very straightforward and consist of the player attempting to get the best assemblage of cards as you can in order to win cash. On this account it is much the same as a normal game of poker, without the involvement with other players. Of course, techniques employed during a physical game of poker, like bluffing, will be useless here.
The game of Video Poker begins when the enthusiast puts credits (whether it’s tokens, credit slips or cash) into the video poker machine and presses the play button. A five card hand will then be electronically ‘handed out’ on the video screen.
The Electronic Poker game also has hold buttons, and players should now decide which cards to hold and which to discard. For the cards the gambler would like to retain, the ‘hold’ buttons must be pressed so that they illuminate. The player can decide to keep any number of cards they want, from all to none.
After the player has decided on which cards he wishes to keep, the player will then press ‘draw’, at which point any fresh cards will be handed out if desired. The game is now completed, with the Video Poker machine analyzing the hand to see if it is the same as any of the winning hands printed on the payment schedule.
Normally, the minimum winning hand on a Video Poker machine is a pair of jacks with the prize money growing for each and every better hand. A list of common winning hands begins with jacks or better, moving on to two pairs, 3 of a kinds, straights, flushes, full houses, 4 of a kinds, straight flushes and finally royal flushes. It is obvious that the payment schedule can change from machine to machine, so that experienced gamblers are agile enough to pick the most money-making ones every time.
Once the first round has played out, the player can either choose to stay on in an attempt to maximize their winnings, or they can press the ‘collect’ button to cash out any cash that might have been won. Further, several versions of the game allow the player an opportunity to double their wins, in which instance another hand is played. There are also variations among individual games, with some decks of cards including wild cards and other varying characteristics to increase playability.