Video poker is organized by chip software that is programmed to deal the player with random supply of cards from the deck in the monitor. A varied combination of random cards is generated in the monitor for every new player based on how the programming has been done. There is not just one standard form of video poker; there are multiple thousand variants of video poker games. Most of such games were initially played with inserting coins worth certain dollars for a particular game. As soon as the coin is inserted in the machine, the program deals random sequence of cards after which the game proceeds. Video poker is slowly getting replaced by online poker games.
Betting for these video poker games is done by either paying direct coins to the machine, or in some machines with betting some allotted credit points or presenting the machine with a ticket that has some bar codes on it.
Pay table in a video poker gives a tabulation of the credits or money that a player would win for each symbol. Based on the progression of the game, the pay table will list out how many credits or coins the player can win with a particular move.
A typical video poker has:-
• A score icon that lets the player read scores as the game progresses.
• A credit icon that lets the player read credits or bonus acquired during the game
• A start icon that lets the player to start with the game when pressed
• The bet icon denotes the credit value, score or money value that is placed as a bet
• The result icon declares either the win or lose of the game
This is an outline of the basic structure of a video poker; however, there are likely to be variations of the icons in different machines. There is yin and yang with video poker too. It is not all fool proof. There are several strategies to be mastered before anyone can make any real money out of it.
Expert video poker players stick on to playing with select machines. Playing with all and every machine has less chances of winning. All machines do not give the same result. Different strategies apply for different machines.
Jacks or better is the most famous of the video poker games. Before starting out to play any game, it is wise to be an audience to any player and watch the applicable rules, strategies and probabilities before you can act to bet in these games.