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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 possible.

 

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 game.
  • 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 (i.e.. a joker, or any deuce) that can be used as any other card (rank and suit) to improve the hand.

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
8. Flush
9. Straight
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 Aces.

 

Payouts

Clicking the EXIT button in upper-right corner of the casino lobby screen ends your on-line gaming session by disconnecting you from our casino server.  You will need to login again the next time you want to play on-line.  You should always EXIT from the casino when you will not be playing for any period of time, or when leaving your computer unattended in the presence of others.

Note that once you have placed a bet and started a game, the game's BACK button will become disabled, preventing you from returning to the casino lobby.  You will not be able to exit the game or the casino until the final result of all wagers in the current game have been determined.  If the game is abnormally terminated, both your balance and your current wager will be saved so that the game may be completed at a later time.

 

Deuces Wild



Player's Final
Hand
1
coin
2
coins
3
coins
4
coins
5
coins
Royal Flush 250 500 750 1000 4000
Four Deuces 200 400 600 800 1000
Wild Royal Flush 20 40 60 80 100
Five of a Kind 15 30 45 60 75
Straight Flush 9 18 27 36 45
Four of a Kind 4 8 12 16 20
Full House 4 8 12 16 20
Flush 3 6 9 12 15
Straight 2 4 6 8 10
Three of a Kind 1 2 3 4 5

 

Jacks or Better




Player's Final
Hand
1
coin
2
coins
3
coins
4
coins
5
coins
Royal Flush 250 500 750 1000 4000
Straight Flush 50 100 150 200 250
Four of a Kind 25 50 75 100 125
Full House 9 18 27 36 45
Flush 6 12 18 24 30
Straight 4 8 12 16 20
Three of a Kind 3 6 9 12 15
Two Pair 2 4 6 8 10
Jacks or Better Pair 1 2 3 4 5

 

 

Joker Poker




Player's Final
Hand
1
coin
2
coins
3
coins
4
coins
5
coins
Royal Flush 400 800 1200 1600 4000
Five of a Kind 200 400 600 800 1000
Wild Royal Flush 100 200 300 400 500
Straight Flush 50 100 150 200 250
Four of a Kind 15 30 45 60 75
Full House 8 16 24 32 40
Flush 5 10 15 20 25
Straight 3 6 9 12 15
Three of a Kind 2 4 6 8 10
Two Pair 1 2 3 4 5
Kings or Better Pair 1 2 3 4 5

 

Tens or Better




Player's Final
Hand
1
coin
2
coins
3
coins
4
coins
5
coins
Royal Flush 250 500 750 1000 4000
Straight Flush 50 100 150 200 250
Four of a Kind 20 40 80 120 160
Full House 6 12 18 24 30
Flush 5 10 15 20 25
Straight 4 8 12 16 20
Three of a Kind 3 6 9 12 15
Two Pair 2 4 6 8 10
Tens or Better Pair 1 2 3 4 5

 

Changing Bets

Video poker bets are determined by the value/denomination of the coin being played.  The bottom of the video poker machine has a small digital COIN VALUE display that allows you to select 25˘, 50˘, $1, $2, and $5 coin denominations.  As you change the value of the coins being played, you'll notice that the number of credits adjusts itself accordingly.

For example, $100 will provide the user with 400 25˘ credits (100 ÷ 0.25 = 400).  If you increase the coin value to $5, the number of credits drops to 20 (100 ÷ 5 = 20).

All payouts are made using the same valued coins as wagered.

Placing Bets

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.
To place your bet before dealing the cards, click the BET ONE button to bet one coin at a time.  Each time you click the BET ONE button, you will notice that one coin is removed from the CREDITS value, and the value increases by one.  Also, you'll see the column corresponding to the number of coins you have bet turn red at the top of the screen.  Video poker accepts a maximum of bet of 5 coins (balance permitting).  If you have sufficient credits remaining, you can click the BET MAX button to quickly bet the maximum 5 coins and immediately start the deal.

Click the CASH OUT button if you wish to return any coins you have bet to your balance.  This effectively takes the number of coins shown in the COINS display, and returns them to your total CREDITS.

 

Starting the Deal

If you click the BET MAX button, the maximum 5 coins are bet and the deal begins automatically.  If you choose to bet one coin at a time using the BET ONE button you must manually start the deal by clicking the DEAL/DRAW button.

Once the cards have been dealt, you have the option to hold/keep any of, all of, or none of these 5 cards (see below).

Any card that is held will not be replaced when you draw replacement cards by clicking the DEAL/DRAW a second time.  You should hold any cards you feel will contribute to the best hand possible.  To hold a card, either click on the card itself, or click the HOLD button located just below the card you want to hold.

Once you are done selecting which card(s) to hold (if any at all), click the DEAL/DRAW button a second time to draw your replacement cards.  Any card that was not held will be replaced by a new card.  The game is now complete and the resulting hand determines your payout.

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