Whether you’re online or in a brick and mortar casino, you need to know the rules of the game before you play. Although rules vary from casino to casino, many of them remain the same for all. When you play video poker in a casino, it’s a great deal like playing poker against the house. You don’t have to beat anyone, you just have to win. Each machine tells you what the lowest winning combination is and the amount of pay. These vary. Some machines have jacks or better as the lowest winners, others go with 10’s or better. If you play a machine with a wild card like deuces wild, usually three of a kind is the low-end winner.
When you play video poker, you simply choose the amount that you want to bet on each hand. The denomination of the machine decides the minimum bet and most machines go up to five units of that bet, although some now let you bet as much as ten. You press the deal button if your bet is lower than maximum and select the cards you wish to hold. The lowest payment is the pair of jacks or better on most machines.
Next are two pairs, these don’t have to be jacks or better. Three of a kind follows, then a straight (Cards all in a row like 5,6,7,8,9,10.), a flush (five cards of the same suit), a full house (three of a kind with a pair, a straight flush (combination of a straight that is all one suit) and finally the biggest payout always comes from a royal flush which is 10-ace of one suit. When the first cards hit, select the ones that you wish to keep getting the maximum payout and then hitting deal again. Regular poker is a group of people sitting around the table and quite different from video poker. Everyone plays against others at the table. The winning hands are just like video poker but the rules for poker are a little different.