Video poker rules

Video Poker
Poker is one of the most popular card games. This game has millions of fans all over the world. There are regular poker tournaments with six-figure winnings in all corners of the globe. Like many other gambling games, poker has been pumped from real casinos to online casinos. In Internet casinos, you can find both simple poker and its kind - video poker, which has its fans.

Video poker is played on the machine, the main goal is to collect the best possible combination of cards. To start the game, the player needs to make a bet, after which he will be dealt five cards. The player can hold or discard as many cards as he wants by clicking on the "Hold" button under any card. The machine will issue new cards, instead of those that it refused.

At the top of the machine is a table with winning combinations and payouts. In the center is a screen showing the player's cards. Below are three indicators showing the amount on the account (Credit), the amount of the winnings per round (Win) and the bet (Bet). When you press the "Hold" key or when you click on the card, the cards that cannot be exchanged will be held.

After the player has made a bet, click on "Deal". He will receive the cards and the next step is to decide whether to keep them or change some by choosing the cards for exchange and clicking on the "Deal" button. After that, the player either wins, with a successful combination, or loses. The amount won is credited according to the table at the top of the screen.

Let's take a look at the winning combinations in video poker:

  • Royal Flush - A set of five high cards of the same suit in order. This combination is the strongest in video poker and is the least common. Win 800: 1.
  • Straight Flush - A combination of any five cards of the same suit in order. Win 50: 1.
  • Four of a Kind - Four cards of the same rank. Win 25: 1.
  • Full House - Three cards of one rank and two cards of another. Winning 9: 1.
  • Flush - A combination of five cards of the same suit. Winning 6: 1.
  • Straight - five consecutive cards of any suit, with the Ace at the beginning or at the end of the combination. Win 4: 1.
  • Three of a kind - Three cards of the same rank. Win 3: 1.
  • Two pairs - Two cards of the same rank and two from another rank. Winning 2: 1.
  • Pair - Two cards of the same rank (jack and higher). Win 1: 1.

In the event that the player wins, he will be offered the opportunity to double the winnings, risking the amount of the winnings. A window with buttons "Double" and "Collect" will appear on the screen. After clicking on "Double", five cards will appear on the screen, the left of which will be open. You must choose one of the next four cards. The player receives a double win, if the selected card is more open, but if it is less, then the loss is counted and the player does not receive anything. If the open card coincides with the selected one, a draw is counted. At the same time, the player has the opportunity to double several times in a row and are also allowed to risk only half of the winnings.

There are several ways to play video poker in various online casinos - download video poker, play the flash version, i.e. in the browser; you can also play video poker free and for real money. A detailed overview provided by here will help you choose an online casino.

After you have read the rules, you need to go to one of the online casinos and practice video poker strategies on free games, good many online casinos provide such an opportunity. And when you've got your hand, you can start playing video poker for real money.