Video Poker is merely a blend of 2 well-liked forms of gambling: the slots using the poker game. Succeeding at a game of Electronic-Poker requires a combination of bettor ability with good fortune, making it a favorite with bettors. The game of poker is thought to have originated back in 1830, where it’s recorded as having been enjoyed by French immigrants dwelling in New Orleans. Video Poker uses a version of the game called five-card draw poker. Meanwhile, the coin-operated card machines (known affectionately as a "slot") was originally created in the late 1800’s, with poker machines appearing in San Francisco in Eighteen Ninety. These machines were extremely simple by today’s specifications, using actual cards rather than symbols.

The machines declined in popularity throughout the 1st half of the 1900’s. Economic difficulties mixed with the limited technology of the machines themselves meant that folks just weren’t interested in gambling anymore. A really simple electronic poker machine was released in 1964 but accomplished only moderate results.

It was not until the mid-70’s that the Video-Poker equipment as we know it today started to be accessible. Developments in technologies meant that a computer chip (CPU) could be installed inside the machines to give them a "brain", whilst a video screen showed the action to the player.

Meanwhile, gambling house operators searched for new high-profit games, and the blend of a slot machine games with the more traditional game of five-card draw poker proved to be a winning mixture on the old and new. The very first Electronic Poker machines was built in ‘76 by Bally Manufacturing. It was only black and white, but a color version was developed just eight months later, released by the Fortune Coin Firm. Over the next couple of years, chips became cheaper to produce, and a lot more gambling establishments introduced Video Poker machines as they started to be more financially viable. A version called Draw Poker was released in ‘79 by a business now called IGT, and it achieved amazing success.

Electronic-Poker truly took off in the early 80s where it became common in gambling houses across Sin City. Gamblers found themselves less intimidated by a machine than they were when sitting down at a table with others. The popularity of the game has steadily increased throughout the last twenty-five years and it can now be discovered in the majority of gambling establishments around the world, along with bars and on the Net.