Video Poker is a popular game that can be wagered on in casinos all over the world, or in your house on your PC, using an Internet account. The regulations are absolutely simple and involve the player attempting to get the best combination of cards achievable in order to win money. In this respect it’s much the same as a normal game of poker, without the interaction with any other players. Of course, tactics employed during a real-life game of poker, like bluffing, will be useless here.

The game of Video Poker begins when the player puts credits (either tokens, credit slips or money) into the machine and pushes the deal button. A hand of 5 cards will then be electronically ‘dealt’ on the screen.

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

After the bettor has decided on which cards she wishes to keep, they should press ‘deal’, at which point any new cards are needed they will be handed out. The hand 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 pay out schedule.

Generally, the minimum 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, moving on to two pairs, 3 of a kinds, straights, flushes, full houses, 4 of a kinds, straight flushes and last but not least royal flushes. It definitely goes without saying that the payment schedule can change from machine to machine, so that knowledgeable enthusiasts are able to choose the most money-making game each and every instance.

After the first round has finished, the player can either choose to remain on and try to to increase their winnings, or they can press the ‘collect’ button to retrieve any credits that they may have won. Further, a few styles of the game allow the bettor an opportunity to increase their profits, in which case a further hand is played. There are also variations between individual games, with some decks of cards having wild cards and other varying aspects to enhance playability.