Video poker Strategy

Electronic Poker – The Basics

by Sergio on Oct.21, 2009, under Video Poker

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After vingt-et-un and Craps, electronic poker offers you some of the best odds in the casino if you bet on it right. It combines some of the fun of a slot machine with some of the fun of a table game, all while not rushing you to wager. This is why a great many professional gamblers use electronic poker as a way of amusement in between the requirements of vingt-et-un or a poker game.

For many years now, video poker has constantly increased in popularity in the betting houses. While many electronic poker games might look like slots, make no mistake about it – they’re not! contrasted to slots, video poker is a joining of good luck AND talent.

The cards are handed out irregularly, just like in actual poker match. The casino’s edge is ascertained by how much it pays out for the numerous combos of winning hands. Differing machines have different payment schedules for the numerous poker hands, so be certain to pick a machine with a prosperous payment schedule.

In order to gamble on video poker with any chance at succeeding, you need to understand the basics regarding playing 5 card draw poker, which is beyond the scope of this article. We’ll suppose that you know the basics of the game and how the various poker hands are graded.

To wager on a video poker machine, you merely deposit 1 or more coins (usually up to a limit of five) and hit the "deal" button. 5 cards are dealt to you on the video monitor. You pick the cards you want to hold by pressing the "hold" button below each card.

You then depress the "deal" button again and you’ll be given the number of cards you decided not to keep, to create your finishing, five card poker hand. If you end up with a winning combination, you are paid-out depending on the payment schedule.

It’s as simple as that! Most electronic poker machines have a payment schedule that is ninety seven or 98%.

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