Video Poker is a favored game that is able to be enjoyed in casinos across the globe, or in your house on your personal computer, through an Internet connection. The game rules are absolutely straightforward and involve the player trying to achieve the highest assemblage of cards achievable in order to acquire money. On this account it is much the same as a normal game of poker, without the line of contact with competing players. Of course, methods used in a real-life game of poker, like tricking, will be irrelevant in Video Poker.

The game of Electronic Poker starts when the bettor inserts credits (whether it’s tokens, credit slips or money) into the video poker machine and pushes the play button. A five card hand will be "dealt" on the video screen.

The Electronic Poker game also has hold buttons, and enthusiasts will need to now pick which cards to hold and which to throw away. For the cards the bettor wishes to retain, the ‘hold’ buttons must be pressed so that they light up. The player can choose to keep any amount of cards they want, from all to none.

After the gambler has selected which cards he or she wishes to keep, the player will then press ‘deal’, which will mean that any new cards will be dealt if desired. The round is now completed, with the Video Poker machine analyzing the hand to see if it matches any of the winning hands printed on the payout schedule.

Generally, the minimum winning hand on a Video Poker machine is a pair of jacks with the award money getting larger for each and every better hand. A list of common winning hands starts with jacks or better, and moves on to 2 pairs, 3 of a kinds, straights, flushes, full houses, 4 of a kinds, straight flushes and finally royal flushes. It goes without saying that the pay out schedule can vary from machine to machine, so that experienced gamblers are agile enough to choose the most beneficial machine each time.

Once the first round has played out, the player can either decide to stay on and try to to maximize their winnings, or press the ‘collect’ button to retrieve any cash that has been won. Additionally, a few styles of the game give the bettor an opportunity to double their wins, in which case a further game is played. There are also differences among individual machines, with some decks of cards having wild cards and other differing aspects to enhance playability.