Video Poker Rules

Video poker is one of the most popular types of game on the internet. You could perhaps picture it as being like “real” poker but with something of the appearance of a slot machine.

You need to start the machine by making a stake. You are then dealt a hand of cards and have to choose which cards to throw away. These are then replaced automatically be other cards and your hand is rated by the computer.

The idea is simply to end the game with a winning hand, and if you do this then you will win the prize money which corresponds to the strength of the hand.

How Does It Work?

You will probably come across a screen which has been split into four areas. In one of these are the cards, while the others contain the payout tables, the site’s logo and the betting buttons respectively.

These buttons will tend to each have amounts on them, and you can use them to place your stake. You can generally also adjust the bet using the plus and minus buttons too. Making a click on the payout table section will let you see the types of wager going on.

Ok, so once you have settled on an amount to wager you need to look for the button which says `deal´ and click on this. The cards will be shuffled for a moment and then your hand will appear. You will get then the option of `hold´ or `deal´ on the screen and you just need to choose the ´hold` button for each card you want to use and then go for the `deal´ button to get the others replaced.

If you now have a winning hand the system will work out how much you have won and pay you it. You may then get the option of a high card showdown. With this you can either double your winnings or else lose them all. You need to pick from a set of face down cards. If the one you pick is higher than the computer’s card you double the prize but if the casino beats you then the winnings disappear.

Choosing a Video Poker Game

There are lots of different video poker games on the internet and with a little bit of investigation you should find one which is right for you.

To be fair, most of them are fairly similar but the playing experience will differ according to the style and overall theme of the casino site. Unless you can get a personal recommendation from someone the best idea is to try a few and see how you like them.

Carry on Playing video poker

Video poker isn’t an especially complex game and you should quite quickly become adept at it. By trying out some different versions you can add some more excitement to your playing, and you might also consider changing your stake size from time to time, to keep things fresh, All in all, it is a fun type of game which could give you lots of enjoyment.


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