Video poker is a great form of digital poker that was adopted at casinos and places akin to those to engage their patrons in a poker game that can be played on a machine that very much resembles an arcade video game machine. It is a game that is played against the computer and there are no other players to beat. Since there are no other players to compete with there is really no strategies that are involved in this game. It is mostly 70 percent pure luck and 30 percent methodical betting. This means that there are fair chances to win but you can control the game ever so slightly.
The game played on these machines is the well known variant – 5 card draw. In this game the computer in the game randomly deals 5 cards to you after you have made the initial bet. Once you have the cards in hand you can either hold the cards or deal again. This means that if you are in possession of any high cards, pairs, trios, etc. then those specific cards can be blocked off and in the next dealing the free cards will be exchanged and the same number of free cards will again be randomly chosen for you by the computer. This basically means that at any given point you will have only 5 cards dealt to you, no more no less. The evaluation of the hand will be done considering all five cards. Online poker games.
The cards dealt will be evaluated against the standard hierarchy of poker winning hand. The Royal Flush hand is the highest hand you can every get which consists of the cards 10,J,Q,K,A of a particular suit be it hearts, diamonds, spades or clubs. The probability of being dealt this hand is very slim. The next hand after this is the straight flush. This means that the 5 cards must be in a sequence and must be of the same suit. Four of a Kind follow this hand in which all the four cards of a particular value are obtained – all four Kings or all four 2s. Next comes the Full House. In this hand the 5 cards are divided into 3 cards of the same value or a three of a kind and a pair of cards with the same value – three Ks and two 5s. After this hand comes the Flush which is any five random cards of the same suit. After this comes three of a kind, two pair and one pair in which there are 3 cards of the same value, two pairs of cards of the same value each and one pair of the same value respectively. Poker games.
The betting in this game is done in the form of credits and not chips. The bets can be placed in 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 credits with 5 credits being the highest bet you can make. Depending on the amount you bet and how high a hand you get, your winnings are computed. If you bet 5 credits and get a royal flush you can win 4000 credits.