Video Poker is a beloved game that usually will be played in casinos all over the world, or alternatively at your house on your PC, using a net account. The rules are absolutely simple and consist of the player trying to achieve the greatest assemblage of cards possible in order to win money. In this respect it’s very similar as a regular game of poker, without the interaction with any other players. Of course, methods employed during a physical game of poker, such as bluffing, will be irrelevant here.

The game of Electronic Poker starts when the player inserts credits (whether it’s tokens, credit slips or money) into the video poker machine and pushes the draw button. A 5 card hand will then be "given out" on the video screen.

The Video Poker machine also has buttons with ‘hold’ printed on them, and gamblers will need to now pick which cards to keep and which to throw away. For the cards the gambler wishes to keep, the ‘hold’ buttons need to be pressed so that they illuminate. The player can choose to keep any amount of cards they wish, whether it is all or none.

After the bettor has selected which cards she would like to keep, the player will then press ‘deal’, at which point any fresh cards are given out if desired. The round is now completed, with the Video Poker machine analyzing the hand to see if it is the same as any of the winning hands listed in the payout schedule.

Normally, the lowest succeeding hand on an Electronic Poker machine is a pair of jacks with the prize money getting larger for each better hand. A list of common winning hands begins with jacks or better, moving on to 2 pairs, 3 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 payment schedule can range from game to game, so that experienced players are able to choose the most money-making game each and every instance.

After the initial round has finished, the player can either choose to stay on and try to to maximize their winnings, or they can press the ‘collect’ button to retrieve any credits that they may have won. Additionally, some styles of the game give the player an opportunity to increase their winnings, in which situation a further round is played. There are also differences among specific games, with some decks of cards having wild cards and other varying aspects to increase playability.