Playing video poker may seem similar to slot machines. But in reality they are different from each other. Like slot machines in a video poker game also you have to put a coin in the machine. From here the games changes. In this game when you put the coin in the machine, cards appear on the screen and you have to decide which one to hold.
While playing video poker, five cards appear on the screen. And it is the player’s choice to retain the number of cards. It can be one card or all five cards. On the machine five buttons are given, one for each card. When the player pushes a button, the word ‘hold’ appears on a particular card. That means the cards is retained or held. The main aim of playing video poker is to get the best possible hand.
The next step of playing video poker is deal. There is a deal button provided on the machine. If you push the button, a new card set will appear on the screen. The new cards will replace those cards, which are not on hold from the previous set. Held cards of previous set remain in place. Combining the old and new set of cards a combination is created. This combination is called hand. If the hand is a winning combination, then the machine will declare you as the winner.
There are some important points a player should remember when playing video poker. The following do’s and don’t s while playing video poker would help you out.
Credit is equal to required value: In video poker there are various choices for games. Each game has a certain value of $0.25, $0.50, $1, or $5 respectively. The machine gives the player a credit according to the game value. This credit equals the game value. For $.25 the machine will give you a credit of 25. So always decide how much winning credit you want. Never miscalculate and mix up things.
Straight bet: In video poker bets are very simple. For 0.25, $0.50, $1, or $5 games bets are 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, or 5x available. 5x is the maximum bet. While playing a $1 game you can always go for bet of $1, $2, $3, $4, or $5.