Video Poker is a draw poker in slot machine form. You would need to Hold or Discard from five cards showing and get a second deal or stand with a pat hand.
There are important differences between Video Poker and Table Poker worth noting as follows:
1. In Video Poker the House is represented by a machine not a dealer and the video machine does not attempt to beat you.
2. You don’t have to figure out what the other player's hand could be like when playing against other players.
3. You cannot bluff.
4. You do not run the risk of being beaten by another player. If you have a strong hand, you win. In Table Poker, you could have a strong hand like three of a kind and lose to another player who has a better hand.
5. A good decision in Video Poker may be a bad one for Table Poker. What is advantageous to hold in Video Poker may prove disadvantageous in Table Poker and vice versa.
Based on classic Five Card Stud, Video Poker challenges players to build the best possible five-card hand. The player is dealt five cards and has the option of discarding any or all of the cards. New cards are dealt to replace the discards.
Payoffs are based on a scale, paying players for hands as low as a pair of tens or Jacks all the way up to a Royal Flush.
The ranking of hands starting from the highest are as follows:
1. Five of a Kind
2. Royal Flush
3. Straight Flush
4. Four of a Kind
5. Full House
8. Three of a Kind
9. Two Pair
10. A Pair
Five of a Kind is only possible when using a Joker or Wild Cards and is the highest possible hand.
Remember, you are the one setting your gameplay rules. Managing money when playing slots is important, including sticking to a budget. Always consider a specific amount of money, you are willing to lose. If you have depleted your bankroll call it a night.
These games can be fun, entertaining and addicting, so it is important to have limits and know when to call it quits. For more information on how to enjoy the games safely, please visit our Responsible Gaming page.
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