Electronic Poker is a favored game that is able to be gambled on in casinos around the world, or in your house on your PC, using a net account. The rules are absolutely simple and consist of the player trying to achieve the greatest combination of cards as you can in order to win cash. On this account it is much the same as a normal game of poker, apart from the involvement with any other players. Of course, tactics used in a physical game of poker, such as bluffing, will be useless in Video Poker.
The game of Video Poker starts when the bettor inserts credits (either tokens, credit slips or cash) into the machine and pushes the draw button. A 5 card hand will be "distributed" on the screen.
The Video Poker machine also has hold buttons, and bettors should now decide which cards to hold and which to discard. For the cards the player would like to retain, the ‘hold’ buttons should be pressed so that they illuminate. The player can decide to keep any number of cards they wish, whether it is all or none.
After the gambler has chosen which cards he would like to retain, they should press ‘draw’, which will mean that any new cards are needed they will be dealt. The hand is now finished, 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 minimum winning hand on an Electronic Poker machine is a pair of jacks with the award money getting larger for each better hand. A common list of winning hands begins with jacks or better, and moves on to 2 pairs, three of a kinds, straights, flushes, full houses, 4 of a kinds, straight flushes and finally royal flushes. It goes without saying that the payment schedule can change from game to game, so that experienced gamblers are able to choose the most profitable ones each time.
After the initial round has completed, the player can either decide to remain on in an attempt to maximize their earnings, or press the ‘collect’ button to cash out any credits that might been won. Further, several styles of the game give the gambler a chance to double their wins, in which situation another game is played. There are also variations between specific machines, with some virtual decks including wild cards and other varying aspects to enhance playability.