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How to Play Electronic Poker

December 20th, 2021 Leave a comment Go to comments

Video Poker is a popular game that is able to be bet on in casinos around the globe, or in your house on your home computer, through a web connection. The regulations are absolutely simple and involve the player attempting to achieve the highest combination of cards achievable in order to come away with cash. In this respect it is very similar as a normal game of poker, without the interaction with any other players. Of course, techniques employed during a real-life game of poker, such as tricking, will be useless in Video Poker.

The game of Electronic Poker starts when the player inserts credits (either tokens, credit slips or money) into the video poker machine and pushes the play button. A hand of five cards will be electronically ‘distributed’ on the video screen.

The Electronic Poker machine also has hold buttons, and bettors should now decide which cards to keep and which to throw away. For the cards the player wishes to keep, the ‘hold’ buttons should be pressed so that they illuminate. The player can choose to keep any amount of cards they wish, from all to none.

After the bettor has selected which cards she would like to retain, the player will then press ‘deal’, which will mean that any fresh cards are needed they will be handed out. The round is now finished, with the Electronic Poker machine analyzing the hand to see if it matches any of the winning hands listed in the payment schedule.

Typically, the lowest succeeding hand on a Video Poker machine is a pair of jacks with the prize money getting larger for each better hand. A list of common winning hands starts with jacks or better, moving on to 2 pairs, 3 of a kinds, straights, flushes, full houses, 4 of a kinds, straight flushes and finally royal flushes. It is obvious that the payout schedule can vary from game to game, so that skillful bettors are agile enough to choose the most profitable machine each time.

After the initial round has completed, the player can either decide to remain on in an attempt to increase their earnings, or they can press the ‘collect’ button to cash out any cash that has been won. Further, some versions of the game allow the gambler an opportunity to increase their winnings, in which case a further game is played. There are also variations among individual games, with some decks of cards including wild cards and other varying elements to increase playability.

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