Electronic Poker is a popular game that is able to be gambled on in casinos across the world, or alternatively at your house on your computer, through a net account. The regulations are absolutely simple and consist of the player attempting to get the highest assemblage of cards achievable in order to win cash. In this respect it is much the same as a classic game of poker, minus the interaction with competing players. Of course, tactics used in a physical game of poker, such as tricking, will be irrelevant in Video Poker.

The game of Video Poker begins when the bettor puts credits (whether it is tokens, tickets or cash) into the machine and presses the deal button. A hand of 5 cards will then be "given out" on the screen.

The Video Poker machine also has buttons with ‘hold’ written on them, and players will need to now decide which cards to keep and which to discard. For the cards the player would like to retain, the ‘hold’ buttons should be pressed so that they light up. The player can decide to keep any number of cards they want, from all to none.

After the gambler has decided on which cards she would like to retain, the player will then press ‘deal’, at which point any fresh cards will be needed they will be dealt. The round is now completed, with the Electronic Poker machine analyzing the cards to see if it is the same as any of the winning hands printed on the payment schedule.

Normally, the minimum succeeding hand on a Video Poker machine is a pair of jacks with the prize money getting larger for each and every better hand. A common list of winning hands begins 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 is obvious that the pay out schedule can range from machine to machine, so that knowledgeable gamblers are agile enough to choose the most money-making machine every instance.

After the initial round has completed, the player can either decide to continue on and try to to increase their winnings, or press the ‘collect’ button to retrieve any cash that might have been won. Additionally, a few styles of the game give the enthusiast an opportunity to double their profits, in which situation a further round is played. There are also variations between individual machines, with some decks of cards having wild cards and other differing elements to enhance playability.