Video Poker is a variation of the poker game that looks just like a slot machine. Unlike Caribbean Stud Poker the game is divided in two parts. This offers you the possibility to hold cards in the first round. After every round, the cards are shuffled again. Unlike live poker, video poker is not played against other players. The goal is not to get the best hand, but to get a hand that's good enough to get paid. You will see a table on the screen that tells you how much every hand is worth.
The game begins when players determine their bet. The more you bet, the more credits the winning card combinations give you.
The machine deals five cards. After the first round you can choose to hold some cards.
When you click the start button again, the second round is dealt. The winning combination and the prize you might have won are shown on the screen.
Video Poker variatons
There are many Video Poker variations:
At Joker Poker, you play with 53 cards as the Joker has been added to the game;
At Jacks or Better you need to have at least two jacks to get paid;
Deuces Wild: the 2 is a wild card that you can use to make a winning combination.
A royal flush is the best possible hand in poker. Consecutive cards of the same suit, starting at ten, ending at the ace.
A straight flush is five consecutive suited cards, but not including the ace.
Four of a kind
Four of a kind, or carré, is a hand that consists of four cards of the same value, plus a random card.
Three cards of one value and two of another value make a full house.
A flush is five cards of the same suit. The cards are not consecutive, as then you'd have a straight flush or even royal flush.
Five consecutive cards that are not suited, form a straight.
Three of a kind
Three cards of the same value together with two random other cards, is called three of a kind. Other names are trips or a set.
Two cards of the same value and two other cards of the same value as well as a random other card, are called two pair.
One pair, is when you get two cards with the same value, together with three random cards.
A hand with five random cards is called no pair. When none of the players has at least one pair, the highest card determines the winning hand.
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