Electronic Poker is a favored game that is able to be enjoyed in casinos across the globe, or alternatively at your house on your PC, using an web connection. The game rules are absolutely simple and consist of the player attempting to achieve the greatest combination of cards as you can in order to aquire money. In this respect it is very similar as a classic game of poker, minus the involvement with competing players. Of course, techniques employed during a real-life game of poker, like tricking, will be useless in Video Poker.

The game of Electronic Poker begins when the player inserts credits (either tokens, credit slips or money) into the machine and pushes the draw button. A hand of 5 cards will then be "given out" on the video screen.

The Video Poker machine also has buttons with ‘hold’ written on them, and players will need to now decide which cards to hold and which to discard. For the cards the enthusiast would like to retain, the ‘hold’ buttons need to be pressed so that they illuminate. The player can choose to keep any number of cards they wish, from all to none.

After the player has selected which cards he wishes to keep, they should press ‘deal’, at which point any new cards will be needed they will be dealt. The hand is now finished, with the Electronic Poker machine scanning the hand to see if it is the same as any of the winning hands printed on the pay out schedule.

Normally, the minimum winning hand on a Electronic Poker machine is a pair of jacks with the award money getting larger for each and every better hand. A list of common winning hands begins with jacks or better, and moves on to two pairs, 3 of a kinds, straights, flushes, full houses, 4 of a kinds, straight flushes and last but not least royal flushes. It should be known that the payout schedule can vary from machine to machine, so that skillful enthusiasts are agile enough to pick the most money-making machine each instance.

Once 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, some styles of the game allow the bettor an opportunity to double their profits, in which situation a further round is played. There are also differences between specific games, with some virtual decks including wild cards and other differing characteristics to enhance playability.