Video poker is a simple 52-card draw poker game. It's a simple one-player game with you the player playing with a computer dealer.
Video poker, and variants of the game (such as Deuces wild, Jacks wild) are highly popular poker games, and can be played in online and brick and mortar casinos and bingo halls, as well as in unlikely places like gas-stations, cruise ships and in amusement arcades.
How to play Video Poker
Video Poker is "draw poker". The player is dealt a hand, but has the option to discard one or more cards, and to "draw" replacements from the deck to (hopefully)improve their poker hand & score a win which has a high payout in the game payout table
Video Poker is similar to regular 5-card poker, with the only difference - you cannot lose more than your initial bet.
The Goal in Video Poker is to make the strongest poker-hand possible, by discarding cards which don't work well with to make a strong hand which pays big in the video-poker game pay-table.
- Make a bet to start the hand.
- The computer will deal FIVE cards on the table.
- Choose whether to discard any cards from your hand (to possibly improve your chances of hitting a big hand). You have only one opportunity to swap (draw) new cards and remove cards which don't potentially help your hand to improve. You may discard one card or all five cards. Click the "HOLD" button on the cards you wish to retain. Then click the "DRAW" nutton and the computer will deal the the final card(s) as replacements for your discards.)
- Your strongest possible hand is evaluated according to standard poker hand rankings, and is paid according to the win table displayed in your chosen video poker game
The most rare hand in poker is a Royal Flush - that's Ten, Jack, Queen, King, Ace - all of the same suit. - This hand usually pays the most money in a Video Poker game.