Electronic Poker is a beloved game that can be enjoyed in casinos across the globe, or in your house on your personal computer, through a net account. The regulations are very straightforward and involve the player trying to get the greatest combination of cards achievable in order to win money. In this respect it is very similar as a regular game of poker, apart from the line of contact with other players. Of course, techniques employed during a physical game of poker, such as bluffing, will be useless in Video Poker.

The game of Electronic Poker starts when the player puts credits (either tokens, credit slips or money) into the video poker machine and presses the deal button. A 5 card hand will then be "distributed" on the screen.

The Video Poker game also has buttons with ‘hold’ printed on them, and players will need to now decide which cards to keep and which to discard. For the cards the enthusiast would like to keep, the ‘hold’ buttons must be pressed so that they illuminate. The player can choose to keep any number of cards they want, from all to none.

After the bettor has selected which cards he wishes to retain, they should press ‘deal’, at which point any fresh cards are dealt if desired. The game is now finished, with the Electronic Poker machine scanning the hand to see if it matches any of the winning hands listed in the payout schedule.

Generally, the lowest succeeding hand on an Electronic Poker machine is a pair of jacks with the prize money growing for each and every better hand. A common list of winning hands starts with jacks or better, and moves on to two pairs, three of a kinds, straights, flushes, full houses, four of a kinds, straight flushes and finally royal flushes. It goes without saying that the payout schedule can range from machine to machine, so that knowledgeable enthusiasts are able to pick the most money-making machine each and every instance.

Once the first round has finished, the player can either decide to continue on and try to to increase their earnings, or press the ‘collect’ button to retrieve any cash that has been won. Additionally, several versions of the game give the gambler a chance to increase their profits, in which situation a further game is played. There are also differences among specific games, with some decks of cards including wild cards and other differing aspects to enhance playability.