Video Poker is a popular game that can be enjoyed in casinos across the globe, or in your house on your personal computer, through an Internet account. The regulations are very simple and involve the player attempting to achieve the highest mixture of cards possible in order to come away with money. On this account it’s much the same as a regular game of poker, without the interaction with any other players. Of course, methods employed during a real-life game of poker, like tricking, will be irrelevant here.

The game of Video Poker starts when the bettor 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 electronically ‘distributed’ on the video screen.

The Electronic Poker game also has buttons with ‘hold’ printed on them, and gamblers should now decide which cards to keep and which to discard. For the cards the gambler would like to keep, the ‘hold’ buttons must be pressed so that they illuminate. The player can decide to keep any number of cards they wish, whether it is all or none.

After the player has chosen which cards he or she would like to keep, the player will then press ‘deal’, at which point any new cards will be dealt if desired. The game is now completed, with the Video Poker machine scanning the hand to see if it is the same as any of the winning hands printed on the payout schedule.

Typically, the minimum succeeding hand on a Video Poker machine is a pair of jacks with the award money growing for each better hand. A list of common winning hands begins with jacks or better, moving on to 2 pairs, 3 of a kinds, straights, flushes, full houses, 4 of a kinds, straight flushes and last but not least royal flushes. It should be known that the pay out schedule can change from game to game, so that discerning enthusiasts are agile enough to select the most beneficial game each instance.

Once the initial round has finished, the player can either choose to continue on in an attempt to increase their winnings, or they can press the ‘collect’ button to retrieve any cash that they may have won. Additionally, some versions of the game allow the bettor an opportunity to double their wins, in which case a further game is played. There are also differences among specific games, with some virtual decks including wild cards and other differing characteristics to increase playability.