Video Poker General Tips

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Introduced in the 1970’s, video poker is an increasingly popular form of gambling. Played fast while involving a combination of skill and luck, video poker attracts players by providing hours of stimulating entertainment.

A typical video poker machine holds a strong resemblance to a regular slot machine, and can be found in either a tabletop form or an upright desktop unit.

The machines come in denominations of nickels, quarters, dollars and sometimes five dollars. The majority of video poker games are based on five-card draw poker. In five-card draw, players are originally dealt five cards and can throw away any of them to try to improve their hand. New cards are dealt to replace the discarded ones, and the final five cards decide your fate.

Game Play

After making your selections, double check to make certain that every card you would like to keep has the word hold either above or below it. Because one you place the deal button every card that you have chosen to discard (not hold) will be replaced with another card from the deck.

Instead of beating an opponent’s hand as in normal table play, you can win when you hold any of the five-card combinations listed on that particular machines payout table. If your resulting hand holds a winning combination you will be credited according to the payout schedule.

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