Click here for other how to's

History   |   Object   |   Overview   |    Game Rules  |    Game Conditions  |   Playing the Game  |   Keyboard Shortcuts

HISTORY
Video Poker became popular in Las Vegas casinos in the late 1970s and is now popular in many casinos throughout the world. The game is derived from Slot machines and Five-Card Draw Poker and combines the aspect of luck with skill.

OBJECT
The object of Video Poker is to possess any of the five-card winning combinations listed on the payout schedule of each game.
OVERVIEW
You will be dealt five cards. To try to improve your hand, you can discard or hold any of your five cards. New cards are dealt to replace the discarded ones. If the rank of your final five-card hand is listed on the payout schedule shown on each game, you win!
GAME RULES
  • After receiving your initial five cards, you have a one-time option to draw additional cards to replace cards you discard.
  • Winning hands are paid according to the payout schedule displayed on each game. To get paid, you must have the minimum hand needed for each game as shown below.
GameMinimum Hand to be Paid
Jacks or BetterPair of Jacks
Joker PokerPair of Kings
Deuces WildThree of a Kind
All AmericanPair of Jacks
Tens or BetterPair of Tens
GAME CONDITIONS
  • The games are played using a standard 52-card deck of playing cards (53-card deck for Joker Poker). The deck is shuffled after each hand.
  • Coin denominations for each game are 1, 5, 10, 25, $1, $2, and $5.
  • Minimum bet is one coin.
  • Maximum bet is five coins.
  • Payout schedules display payouts in coins, not currency.
PLAYING THE GAME
To play the game, the first thing to do is select which of the five Video Poker games you want to play. The games are listed on the menu bar at the top of each game. You can change games whenever the names are displayed in black. After making your game selection, select the denomination of coin you want to play and insert currency into the machine. The details of selecting a coin denomination and inserting currency can be read in Selecting a Denomination and Inserting Currency. It is strongly recommended that you read these Common Factors before playing.

The next step is to place your bet. You can bet from one to five coins in Video Poker. Left-click the Bet One button to place a bet in increments of one credit at a time or, to bet five coins, left-click the Bet Max button. After placing your bet, left-click the Deal button to deal the cards. Evaluate your five cards and decide which, if any, you want to hold. To hold cards, left-click on either the card or the Hold button. To de-select a card from hold, left-click again on the card or the Hold button.

Once you have decided which cards to hold, left-click the Draw button. All cards you decide not to hold will be replaced with new cards. If the ranking of this final five-card hand is shown on the payout schedule, you will be paid according to the rank of the hand and the number of coins you bet. Place another bet to play again.

KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS FOR VIDEO POKER

ActionResult
EnterDeal, Draw
Up ArrowInsert 100 coins into machine
Down ArrowCash out
+Increase coin denomination
-Decrease coin denomination
InsertRepeat last bet and deals cards
EndInsert one coin
1, 2, 3, 4, 5Toggle respective hold status of cards - does not work on number pad



This site is marketed by Worldwide Net Services N.V.
Software and Ecash provided by CryptoLogic
© Copyright 2000, All Rights Reserved