Online Video Poker Guide and Details

Some of the most popular versions of Video Poker include All American Video Poker, Jacks or Better, Joker Poker, Deuces Wild, 10’s or Better and Aces and Faces. Players can choose from single hand and multi-hand varieties and the game is based on five card draw poker, so it would help to have some kind of knowledge about the different poker wins when playing this game.

Each Video Poker machine should have a clear and easy-to-understand paytable, so if you have never played poker before, take five or so minutes to go through the rules. The exact rules may slightly vary from one version of Video Poker to the next, which is why it’s important to always briefly check the rules.

The main objective of this game is to obtain a five card poker hand which contains a winning combination. The better/higher the combination, the more impressive your win will be and remember that you don’t have to play against any other players or against the dealer.

Select how much you would like to spend per hand and then hit deal. Five cards are then drawn, face up. Based on how good you think this hand is, you will then be given the option to hold certain cards in place so that the remaining cards can be re-dealt. Your aim is to try and improve your hand. You can only hold/discard any of the cards once. After you have made your decision, one round is complete and you will be paid accordingly.

The lowest winning hand is either 10’s or better or Jacks or better, depending on which game you are playing on. A high card doesn’t have a winning value. Other wins in ascending order include: two pair (10, 10, Q, Q), three of a kind (9, 9, 9), a straight (5, 6, 7, 8, 9 – any suit), a flush (any five cards of the same suit), a full house (three of a kind and a pair – 8, 8, 8, K, K), four of a kind (7, 7, 7, 7), a straight flush (8, 9, 10, J, Q – of the same suit) and the top hand is a royal flush (10, J, Q, K, A – of the same suit).