Video Poker is a beloved game that usually will be wagered on in casinos all over the world, or in your house on your personal computer, through a net connection. The game rules are very straightforward and consist of the player trying to achieve the highest combination of cards possible in order to win cash. On this account it is very similar as a regular game of poker, apart from the involvement with any other players. Of course, tactics used in a real-life game of poker, such as bluffing, will be useless here.

The game of Video Poker starts when the player puts credits (whether it’s tokens, credit slips or cash) into the video poker machine and pushes the deal button. A five card hand will be electronically ‘given out’ on the screen.

The Electronic Poker machine also has hold buttons, and bettors should now choose which cards to keep and which to discard. For the cards the player would like to retain, the ‘hold’ buttons need to be pressed so that they illuminate. The player can decide to keep any number of cards they want, from all to none.

After the gambler has decided on which cards he would like to retain, they should press ‘deal’, which will mean that any fresh cards are dealt if desired. The hand is now completed, with the Video Poker machine scanning the hand to see if it is the same as any of the winning hands printed on the pay out schedule.

Generally, the lowest winning hand on a Video Poker machine is a pair of jacks with the award money increasing for each and every better hand. A common list of winning hands starts 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 is obvious that the pay out schedule can vary from game to game, so that discerning bettors are able to choose the most money-making machine each time.

Once the first round has finished, the player can either choose to stay on in an attempt to maximize their earnings, or they can press the ‘collect’ button to cash out any cash that might have been won. Additionally, several versions of the game give the enthusiast an opportunity to double their wins, in which situation another hand is played. There are also variations between specific games, with some virtual decks including wild cards and other differing characteristics to enhance playability.