How to Play Video Poker

Video poker guideThere are currently millions of players at both the online and land based casinos that have probably no idea what they are doing while playing video poker. The video poker machines are spread out on the lobby of any casino out there and you can definitely find it also at any online casino.

The video poker game has started to become very poplar back in the '70s. The video poker games are basically an online casino game which is based on the 5 card draw poker. In case you are familiar with the 5 card draw poker, you will find it easy to start playing the video poker game. At the same time it's going to be played on a computerized console which has the similar size as a normal slot machine.

Playing the game is very easy. You need to insert the money into the machine and start by placing a bet of one or more coins. After you have finished that you just have to push the deal button. The next thing you know is that the player will be given the cards and it will have the opportunity to discard one or more of the cards that he has been offered and get some new ones from the virtual deck of cards. After that the new cards will be given to you instead of the ones that you have decided to discard and based on the hand that you have in front of you, there will be different payouts available for the winning combinations.

Video poker guideIn order to make sure that you are receiving the maximum amount of money while playing the video poker games, you must make sure that you are playing the maximum number of coins, just like a slot machine game.

Each and every different winning combination will have a different payout. Usually the minimum amount of money will be given out for a pair of jacks; the next winning hand is two pairs, 3 of a kind, straight, flush, full house, four of a kind, straight flush and the most valuable hand: Royal Flush. One of the very first things that you need in order to know how to play video poker is to get more familiar with the hands that are considered to be winning combinations. This way you will know exactly what cards you should discard and you will also know what type of hands you should be after.

In addition to this you will also get the chance to find many variations of the video poker game. There you will get the chance to even find some video poker machines that are offering progressive jackpots, or sometimes they will only offer some unique bonuses. In order to make sure that you are winning these, you must bet the maximum amount of coins.

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