Rules Of Video Poker

Rules Of Video Poker

The game

The Video Poker makes its appearance in the early 70s through the new gaming technologies. The game mixes elements of slot machines with elements of traditional poker. Unlike poker, the video poker is not played against other players but with a video program that distributes the cards to determine the outcome of the games. There is then the player and a car equipped with a video screen that can as the case may be provided with buttons to allow the player to make the bets. Currently you can also play video poker through your PC using a simple software or playing directly on the Internet. In the latter case you can play using their own hardware components such as mouse, keyboard or gamepad.

Before you can bet (as in any gambling) you must make a bet. Typically for each launch bets can range from € 0.1 to € 5. To bet the maximum, there is always a special button marked “Bet Max” (Max Bet), the size of the bet also determines the size of the prize in case there is a winning combination. After you have placed your bet you can now launch the game by pressing another button called special “Deal”. With the first launch are dealt 5 cards which may be retained or locked with the buttons at the bottom of them. The second launch will distribute new cards where there were not blocked and will determine the outcome of the bet. After that you can make a new bet and repeat the launch.

winning combinations

Royal flush:

Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10
eg: A ♥ K ♥ Q ♥, J ♥ 10 ♥

Straight flush:

Five sequential cards of the same suit
eg: 10 ♣, 9 ♣, 8 ♣ 7 ♣ 6 ♣


Four cards of the same value
eg: 5 ♥, 5 ♣, 5 ♣, 5 ♦, 2 ♠


Three uaguali cards and a pair
eg: K ♦, ♦ K, K ♣, 4 ♥, 4 ♥


Five cards of the same suit
eg: K ♥, J ♥, 9 ♥, 6 ♥ 3 ♥


Five cards in sequence
eg: 5 ♥, 4 ♣, 3 ♥, 2 ♣, A ♣


Three identical cards
eg: 9 ♣, 9 ♣, 9 ♠, A ♠, 8 ♦

Double copy:

Two pairs
eg: 4 ♠, 4 ♣ J, J, A ♣

A pair, Jacks or better

es: 8 ♠, 4 ♣, J ♣, J ♦, A ♦


Games like the SlotMachine VideoPoker and do not require special strategies. The winning combinations are mainly due to two factors:

1 – The fortune.

2 – The block of the right cards

For luck did not need much explanation, the machine randomly distributes the cards using a seed number (random seed), usually associated with a timer, to create more random combinations.

The card blocking on the other hand requires a bit of skill. One must know all the winning combinations and block those cards that may allow to obtain the desired combination to the next launch.