Guide to Video Poker - Learn About Video Poker

Added: May 14, 2012

Video Poker is available in most online casinos today. This game is a modern card game, which uses the traditional five card draw poker rules. The wins are exactly the same and include the following (starting from lowest win to highest):

A pair of 10's or Jacks and above is usually the lowest win. Most video poker games don't recognise a high card as a win. The next win is two pair, then three of a kind, followed by a straight, a flush, a full house, four of a kind, a straight flush and then a royal flush. You need to know a little bit about these different wins because you get to hold certain cards in place while the others are re-dealt/re-drawn.

Once the first hand of five cards has been dealt, the system will give you a hint of what cards you can hold in place. If not, all you have to do is hover over the card that you would like to remain in place and then click on it. Clicking on it will hold it while the others are then re-dealt. You can hold or discard as many as you would like and once you have made this decision, all you have to do is then hit draw and hope that the next 2, 3, 4 or all 5 cards that are re-dealt bring you in a poker win.

Single handed games are probably better for beginners and once you become more familiar with the game, you could perhaps advance to multihand games. Most software providers that have developed video poker allow up to a maximum of 100 hands when playing their multihand versions. There are some instant versions of video poker out there, but to get the most out of the game, downloading the video poker software is better in terms of the graphics and there will possibly more in-play features available.

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