Poker rules are very simple and straightforward. Just as in the
table version of Poker, a player is dealt a hand of five cards taken
from a randomly shuffled deck of cards.
a virtual casino, Video Poker is played in pretty much the very
same way as in a real casino. Put simply, it’s you against the “one-armed
bandit.” First, you decide what your bet will be. You should find
the minimum and maximum limit on your screen off to the left or
right of the machine. Then you click on the button for dealing the
cards. Some machines will indicate this button with the word, “DRAW”,
whereas others will use “DEAL.”
is important in the on-line Video Poker version to keep in mind
the exact amount of the bet. In a Video Poker machine located in
a real, land-based casino, you have to remember that you can use
as many coins as you want, but that unless otherwise specified,
your bet will be of just one coin. The same applies in a virtual
casino. You must select the number of coins you want to wager.
Some Video Poker machines will emit a particular sound just to let
you know that a classifying hand has been dealt. This, however,
does not imply that you must accept the hand.
For the online video poker rules, as in the table version of Draw
Poker, you decide with how many and with which of your originally
dealt cards you are to stay. You select the cards that interest
you by clicking on their corresponding buttons, and then once again
you hit the “DEAL” or “DRAW” button to receive their substitutions.
A look at the ranking of Video Poker Hands
For video poker rules, it is also important to look at the possible
rankings of video poker hands. These are detailed below.
The highest ranking hand possible. All five cards are in both sequence
and common suit. Example: A(hearts), K(hearts), Q(hearts), J(hearts),
Five cards both in sequence and common suit. Example: 10(diamonds),
9(diamonds), 8(diamonds), 7(diamonds), 6(diamonds)
FOUR OF A KIND
Four cards of the same rank. Example: 5(clubs), 5(hearts), 5(spades),
FULL HOUSE Three cards of one rank and two cards of another
rank. Example: K(clubs), K(diamonds), K(hearts), 4(spades), 4(clubs)
FLUSH Five cards of same suit. Example: K(diamonds), J(diamonds),
9(diamonds), 6(diamonds), 3(diamonds), 2(diamonds)
STRAIGHT Five cards in sequence ( Aces are used as high
only ) Example: A(clubs), K(diamonds), Q(clubs), J(hearts), 10(spades)
THREE OF A KIND Three cards of same rank. Example: 9(clubs),
9(diamonds), 9(hearts), A(spades), 8(clubs)
TWO PAIR Two groups of two cards of same rank. Example:
4(clubs), 4(diamonds), J(hearts), J(spades), A(clubs)
JACKS OR BETTER Two cards (Jacks or better) of the same
rank Example: 8(clubs), 4(diamonds), J(hearts), J(spades), A(clubs)
Those were some basic video poker rules for you to consider. Just
to add a couple other tips or informal video poker rules for you
to note: 1. Learn which machines have the highest mathematical
payback. Anything over 100% means you would have the long term edge
if you played the game expertly. 2. Learn the strategy of
the machine you wish to play. This can be done through books and
other expert sources 3. Start on lower-denomination machines
while you're still mastering the strategy, as long as those machines
have a full pay schedule.
Have fun ... we hope these video poker rules help you.