Basics about video poker

Electronic gaming machines can be divided into several kinds: video, progressive, multipliers, multi- liners and some others. All of them are created on specific basis. Video poker, for example, is the easiest card game played on the machine. In spite of fact that it is made according to the rules of table card game Poker, video poker is not played against other people, but with spontaneous drawn cards which machine generates.

In connection to this, there is no cheating, the only thing player needs to do is to obtain appropriate combination of cards. Therefore, there is no need for strategy, playing video poker. Online video poker is the same as real one, therefore it is better to try it virtually first in order to have an idea about the gaming process.

Process of the game

To increase chances for jackpot gambler needs to insert maximum 5 coins. Machine will face five cards. Player has a possibility to decide which cards he would like to keep and which to change. Ones he made his decision, machine will deal new cards instead of unliked. The number of winning points for each hand depends on type of video poker machine.

Types of video poker

Various games of video poker are available both in online and land-based casinos. According to statistics, the most commonly played are Jacks or Better and Deuces Wild. A lot of other variants of video poker games are subtypes of these two major kinds. Jacks or better has nine wining combinations (Royal flush, Four of a Kind, Full House, Straight, Flush, , Straight flush, Two pair, Three of a kind, Pair of Jacks or Better). They are ranked from the highest to the lowest. Deuces wild played with 52 cards that are spontaneously jumbled up by computer. The four deuces are called wild cards. To win this game player should have minimum three cards of one kind.