Electronic Poker is a favored game that is able to be enjoyed in casinos all over the world, or in your house on your personal computer, using a net connection. The regulations are very simple and consist of the player trying to get the greatest assemblage of cards as you can in order to acquire cash. In this respect it is much the same as a regular game of poker, without the involvement with other players. Of course, techniques used in a physical game of poker, such as tricking, will be irrelevant in Video Poker.

The game of Video Poker begins when the enthusiast inserts credits (whether it is tokens, credit slips or money) into the machine and presses the draw button. A hand of five cards will be "distributed" on the screen.

The Video Poker machine also has hold buttons, and gamblers should now pick which cards to keep and which to throw away. For the cards the enthusiast would like to keep, the ‘hold’ buttons need to be pressed so that they light up. The player can decide to keep any number of cards they wish, from all to none.

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

Typically, the minimum succeeding hand on a Video Poker machine is a pair of jacks with the prize money growing for each better hand. A list of common winning hands begins with jacks or better, and moves on to two pairs, three of a kinds, straights, flushes, full houses, 4 of a kinds, straight flushes and last but not least royal flushes. It is obvious that the payout schedule can range from game to game, so that skillful bettors are agile enough to choose the most profitable ones each and every time.

Once the first round has played out, the player can either decide to continue on in an attempt to maximize their earnings, or they can press the ‘collect’ button to cash out any credits that they may have won. Further, several styles of the game allow the bettor a chance to double their profits, in which situation another game is played. There are also differences between individual machines, with some decks of cards including wild cards and other varying elements to enhance playability.