Video Poker is an exciting blend of traditional Poker and slot machines.
Simplicity and great payout potential draw people to online Video Poker games. Playing Video Poker at online casinos can be not only a thrilling experience, but a highly rewarding one too!
In Video Poker games, the dealer (the machine) deals the player a hand of five cards. When cards are turned face up the player decides which cards to hold (keep) or discard. Then the player draws to replace any discarded cards.
The objective is to finish the game with the strongest hand possible. The payout at the end of the game is dependent on the value of the hand the player is holding, and the size of the wager.
The PAYTABLES consist of a payout column and a payout row. The payout column(s) show the number of coins bet and the payout values. The payout row(s) show the poker hand and the payout values for each hand combination. The payout column is highlighted automatically. If you win, the winning row on the PAYTABLE is highlighted.
When playing any Video Poker game, decide on the coin size that you wish to play with by clicking on the COIN buttons. Then decide how many coins you wish to bet by clicking on the column on the paytable.
After the first deal, any viable cards in your first hand are automatically held and highlighted for you.
Choose the cards that can potentially give you the highest payout.
Draw your next hand of cards. The cards you have not held will be removed and replaced with fresh cards from the deck.
If you win you can COLLECT your winnings. If you want to try and win even more, press the DOUBLE button. The cards will be removed from the screen and a further five cards will replace them. You must choose a card and if it has a rank greater than that of the dealer's card, you will win an amount double that of your original payout.
You will then be given the chance to double your payout even further or to collect your winnings.
Once you have collected your winnings you can begin another hand of Video Poker by pressing the DEAL button again.
The payout at the end of the game is based on the card combination you are holding and the size of your wager.