Electronic Poker is a beloved game that is able to be enjoyed in casinos around the globe, or in your house on your PC, using an Internet connection. The regulations are very simple and consist of the player attempting to get the best combination of cards as you can in order to win cash. In this respect it’s very similar as a classic game of poker, without the involvement with any other players. Of course, techniques used in a physical game of poker, such as tricking, will be irrelevant in Video Poker.

The game of Electronic Poker starts when the gambler puts credits (whether it’s tokens, tickets or cash) into the machine and pushes the draw button. A hand of 5 cards will be "handed out" on the screen.

The Electronic Poker machine also has buttons with ‘hold’ printed on them, and enthusiasts should now choose which cards to keep and which to discard. For the cards the player would like to retain, the ‘hold’ buttons must be pressed so that they light up. The player can decide to keep any amount of cards they wish, whether it’s all or none.

After the enthusiast has decided on which cards he wishes to retain, they should press ‘deal’, at which point any fresh cards are dealt if desired. The hand is now finished, with the Video Poker machine analyzing the cards to see if it matches any of the winning hands shown on the payment schedule.

Generally, the minimum succeeding hand on an Electronic Poker machine is a pair of jacks with the award money growing for each better hand. A common list of winning hands starts with jacks or better, moving on to 2 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 range from machine to machine, so that knowledgeable enthusiasts are able to pick the most beneficial ones every instance.

Once the first round has played out, the player can either choose to stay on and try to to increase their winnings, or they can press the ‘collect’ button to cash out any cash that they may have won. Further, several styles of the game allow the player a chance to increase their wins, in which instance another hand is played. There are also variations between specific games, with some virtual decks including wild cards and other differing elements to increase playability.