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Video Poker

Video poker is a casino game based on five-card draw poker.

The basic principles behind the video poker is :

  • You're dealt five starting cards.
  • You can choose to hold or discard any or all of your cards.
  • All cards you choose to discard will be replaced in a single random draw.
  • If your hand now matches any of the qualifying poker hands, you win the corresponding prize.
  • When getting paid, you can only be paid for the top most ranking hand value. For example hitting a full house will pay you 6x to 9x your bet, depending on the actual payout. You do not receive payment for the full house, three of a kind and a pair.

video poker hand rankings are :

Royal Flush, Straight Flush, Four Of A Kind, Full House, Flush, Straight, Three Of A Kind, Two Pairs, Jacks Or Better.


In the early 1970s, when video poker was introduced and was still struggling for acceptance, the machines were usually referred to as "poker slots." And video poker has a lot in common with slot machines. They are easy to use, requiring no interaction with a dealer or with other players. Card combinations, like slot reels, are governed by a random-number generator.

There is no dealer's hand or no other player's hand to beat; payoffs are strictly according to a pay table posted on the machine. The lowest winning hand is a pair of jacks or better (a pair of queens, kings, or aces).Play begins when the player pushes the buttons to bet and deal. Once you've made your bet, five cards are dealt faceup on the screen. You have the option of holding or discarding any or all of the cards.To hold, click on the cards.You may hit the same card again to cancel the hold decision.

After you make all your hold decisions, you push the Deal button. All cards not held will then be discarded, and new cards will be turned up to take their places. These five cards are the final hand. The machine compares that hand to the pay table, and if the hand is a winner, the corresponding number of credits are added.

our goal is to get paid as often as possible, and only take small risks on the big scores. If you have four to a straight or a flush, you should draw to it.

If you have three to a royal flush, draw to it.

If you have any pair dealt to you, you should hold it.

Hold any three cards to a straight flush.

If you have none of the above, hold any cards Jacks or Higher.

If you have none of the above, cross your fingers and draw five new cards.

Pay Table :

Royal flush: Ace-king-queen-jack-10 all of the same suit (hearts, clubs, spades, or diamonds).

Straight flush: Five consecutive cards of the same suit; for example, 2-3-4-5-6, all of clubs.

Four of a kind: Four cards of the same rank; for example, ace of hearts, ace of spades, ace of clubs, ace of diamonds.

Full house: Three cards of one rank, two cards of another rank; for example, 3 of diamonds, 3 of hearts, 3 of spades, 6 of hearts, 6 of spades.

Flush: Five cards of the same suit; for example, ace, 10, 7, 4, 3, all of diamonds.

Straight: Five consecutive cards of mixed suits; for example, 2 of diamonds, 3 of hearts, 4 of diamonds, 5 of clubs, 6 of spades.

Three of a kind: Three cards of the same rank; for example, 6 of hearts, 6 of clubs, 6 of diamonds.

Two pair: Two cards of one rank, two cards of another rank; for example, ace of spades, ace of hearts, 7 of clubs, 7 of diamonds.

Pair of jacks or better: Two jacks, queens, kings, or aces.