Virtually, the essence of “Video Poker” play reduces to the fact that the player needs to collect the card combination matching any of nine winning ones, and moreover the harder combination is, the bigger is the gain.
As the player has already staked and is going to play, he needs to click button “deal cards” and then to get his cards. After analysing the card combination, the player decides which of the cards need to be held and which ones need to be substituted to strengthen his current card combination.
For example, if player has a winning card combination or some of his cards are the part of winning combination, he needs to hold them on the gaming table and thus to increase the chances to win. To hold the card, the player needs to click the button “ hold” under this card. At that the card is highlighted with a sign “HELD”.
After the player has chosen the neccesary cards, he needs to click the button “deal cards” again and gambling machine subsitutes the cards unheld.
When the player has a winning combination, his gain depends on the complexity of this combination. The combination itself is highlighted at the score table displayed at the top of gambling machine. At that prize money is transferred into the winner’s bank account.
Moreover, in case of winning combination, the player can click the button “double”. When the player clicks this button, he has one more random card. After the player gets a random card he needs to guess the card having an equal or higher range than the random card has. If the player chooses the card with a higher range than the random card has, his winning amount will double, but if the player chooses the card with a lower range than the random card has, he will loose all the money he played for.
Video poker has nine winning combinations:
|Royal Flush||Five sequent high cards of the same suit (10,J,Q,K,A of the same suit)|
|Straight Flush||Five sequent cards of the same suit (card combination A,2,3,4,5 of the same suit CAN’T form Straight Flush combination)|
|Four of a Kind||Four cards of the same range|
|Full House||Three cards of the same range plus two cards of another range|
|Flush||Five cards of the same suit|
|Straight||Five sequent cards (card combination A,2,3,4,5 CAN’T form Straight combination)|
|Three of a Kind||Three cards of the same range|
|Two Pair||Two cards of the same range plus two cards of another range|
|Pair of Jacks or Better||Two cards of the same range, but the cards must have the higher range than the ten.|
|Zilch||The lack of winning combination|
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