Electronic Poker is a favored game that is able to be wagered on in casinos all over the world, or in your house on your home computer, through a web account. The game rules are absolutely straightforward and consist of the player trying to achieve the best assemblage of cards achievable in order to acquire cash. In this respect it is very similar as a regular game of poker, minus the line of contact with any other players. Of course, tactics employed during a physical game of poker, like tricking, will be useless in Video Poker.

The game of Electronic Poker begins when the player inserts credits (whether it is tokens, credit slips or cash) into the video poker machine and presses the play button. A hand of 5 cards will be "distributed" on the video screen.

The Video Poker machine also has hold buttons, and gamblers should now pick which cards to hold and which to throw away. For the cards the enthusiast wishes to keep, the ‘hold’ buttons should be pressed so that they light up. The player can decide to keep any amount of cards they wish, whether it is all or none.

After the bettor has decided on which cards he wishes to keep, the player will then press ‘draw’, at which point any new cards are handed out if desired. The hand is now finished, with the Electronic Poker machine analyzing the hand to see if it is the same as any of the winning hands printed on the payment schedule.

Typically, the lowest winning hand on a Video Poker machine is a pair of jacks with the award money increasing for each and every better hand. A common list of winning hands begins with jacks or better, moving on to 2 pairs, three of a kinds, straights, flushes, full houses, four of a kinds, straight flushes and finally royal flushes. It definitely goes without saying that the payout schedule can change from game to game, so that knowledgeable gamblers are agile enough to choose the most beneficial ones each time.

As soon as the initial round has played out, the player can either decide to stay on in an attempt to maximize their earnings, or press the ‘collect’ button to retrieve any cash that has been won. Further, several versions of the game give the gambler an opportunity to increase their profits, in which instance a further game is played. There are also differences between specific machines, with some virtual decks including wild cards and other differing characteristics to increase playability.