Video Poker is a favored game that is able to be wagered on in casinos across the world, or in your house on your personal computer, through an Internet connection. The regulations are absolutely straightforward and consist of the player trying to achieve the greatest assemblage of cards achievable in order to acquire money. In this respect it’s much the same as a classic game of poker, apart from the line of contact with any other players. Of course, techniques employed during a physical game of poker, such as tricking, will be irrelevant in Video Poker.

The game of Electronic Poker starts when the gambler puts credits (whether it is tokens, tickets or cash) into the machine and pushes the play button. A hand of five cards will be "given out" on the screen.

The Video Poker game also has buttons with ‘hold’ printed on them, and bettors should now decide which cards to hold and which to discard. For the cards the player wishes to keep, the ‘hold’ buttons need to 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 player has decided on which cards he would like to retain, the player will then press ‘draw’, which will mean that any new cards will be dealt if desired. The round is now finished, with the Video Poker machine analyzing the cards to see if it matches any of the winning hands listed in the payout schedule.

Generally, the minimum winning hand on an Electronic Poker machine is a pair of jacks with the prize money growing for each better hand. A list of common winning hands starts with jacks or better, and moves on to 2 pairs, 3 of a kinds, straights, flushes, full houses, four of a kinds, straight flushes and last but not least royal flushes. It goes without saying that the payment schedule can change from machine to machine, so that knowledgeable bettors are agile enough to pick the most money-making ones each time.

Once the initial round has finished, the player can either decide to remain on in an attempt to maximize their winnings, or press the ‘collect’ button to cash out any cash that has been won. Further, several styles of the game allow the player a chance to double their winnings, in which situation another game is played. There are also differences between specific games, with some virtual decks including wild cards and other differing aspects to increase playability.