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Video Poker Rules
Video Poker Sections: Rules How to Play Payoffs
Video poker offers a poker simulation that can be played at a fraction of the cost of its
table counterpart. Just like slot machines, each additional coin wagered increases the amount of the payout.
Object of the Game
In video poker there is no opponent, so the objective is to get the highest ranking hand
How to play
The video poker screen displays 3 values:
Paid - The number of coins won from the last hand.
Credits - The total number of coins remaining in your balance. This value will adjust according to the coin
denomination setting of the video poker machine.
Coins - The number of coins to be bet on the next hand.
The video poker machine also has 4 buttons:
Cash Out: Resets the number of coins being bet to 0, returning them to your balance.
Deal/Draw: When at least one coin has been bet, the deal / draw button will become enabled. The first time the deal
/ draw button is clicked, the game begins and the initial hand is dealt. Once the player has chosen which cards to
hold (keep), the deal / draw button is clicked a second time to draw the replacement cards and complete the
Bet Max: Allows the player to quickly bet the maximum number of coins permitted by the machine and immediately deal
the initial hand.
Bet One: Bets one coin at a time. Once the desired number of coins is bet, the player must begin the game manually
by clicking the deal / draw button.
The Bets. Select a denomination for the video poker machine (25¢, 50¢, $1, $2 or $5). This
will set the value of each coin played. Next, deposit one to five coins into the machine -- use the Bet One button
to bet one coin at a time, or use Bet Max button to bet the maximum coins allowed by the machine (balance
permitting). Finally, click on the deal / draw button to deal the initial hand. Note that the Bet Max button will
automatically cause the initial hand to be dealt.
The Cards. Cards are ranked in order of their face value, with aces considered "high". The
ranking is from lowest to highest: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace. Some games make use of Wild
Cards (ie. a joker, or any deuce) that can be used as any other card (rank and suit) to improve the
The Deal. Five cards will be dealt to the player. Since there is no opponent, the player
must achieve the highest ranking hand possible. The player must decide which of the 5 cards he or she wishes to
keep (hold) or discard for new cards. Once the decision has been made, the machine takes away the cards you didn't
keep and replaces them with new cards. The game is then complete and the resulting hand determines the payout.
Video Poker Hands
1. Royal Flush
2. Four Deuces
3. Five of a Kind
4. Wild Royal Flush
5. Straight Flush
6. Four of a Kind
7. Full House
10. Three of a Kind
11. Two Pair
12. Jacks or better Pair
NOTE: Five of a Kind and Wild Royal Flush require wild cards, which can be any deuce (2)
in Deuces Wild or a joker in Joker Poker.
Video Poker Details
Deuces Wild: Deuces Wild is played with one standard 52 card deck with all four deuces
(2's) considered wild cards. It should be noted that in Deuces Wild a Wild Royal Flush (a Royal Flush that makes
use of a wild card) ranks higher than a Five Of A Kind, and a hand containing all four deuces ranks second only to
a natural Royal Flush.
Jacks or Better: Jacks or Better is played with one standard 52 card deck with no wild
cards. The lowest ranking hand with a payout consists of any pair of Jacks, Queens, Kings, or Aces.
Joker Poker: Joker Poker is played with one standard 52 card deck plus an extra joker that
is considered a wild card. It should be noted that in Joker Poker a Five Of A Kind ranks higher than a Wild Royal
Flush (a Royal Flush that makes use of a wild card).
Tens or Better: Tens or Better is played with one standard 52 card deck with no wild
cards. The lowest ranking hand with a payout consists of any pair of Tens, Jacks, Queens, Kings, or