Poker has steadily increased in its popularity. People are now playing poker everywhere-poker clubs, casinos and even online. With its increasing popularity, a lot of game developers have created different variations of the game, including video poker.

Video poker is poles apart the standard poker. We should take note though that when we say standard poker, we usually refer to the most popular poker games available on the market today, Texas Hold’em. The latter is a casino game (that has its online counterpart) that uses a five-card draw. Video poker is definitely played at a table but the interface can be played on the internet or in a computerized console that is a lot similar to a slot machine.

The video-version of poker was introduced to the general public during the 70s. Since it dates back decades ago, you can expect that the machine used then was rather primitive as compared to machines produced nowadays. A decade later, 1980, video poker was increasing its popularity in casinos because people felt more comfortable playing them. It was a lot less menacing as compared to pokers played at table games. Video game poker now takes its own notorious stage on the gaming floors of any casino. In the gambling capital, Las Vegas, video poker is especially popular.

Here’s a simple tutorial on how the game is played:

1. You need to put a bet of one or more credits by simply inserting money into the video poker machine. Some casinos uses barcoded paper tickets instead of cash. You then hit the ‘deal’ button to start drawing the cards. You will then be given a couple of seconds to decide whether you want to keep your card or discard one or more. If you decide to discard your cards, you will be drawn with a new card from the same virtual deck. After the drawing of the cards, the machine then evaluates all the cards of the players and gives the payout to the hand that matches the winning hands in the posted pay schedule.

2. Payout in video poker starts with a hand that has two pairs of jacks. Pay schedules that will be offered after that will be based on the rarity or the commonality of the hand is. As a general rule, progressive jackpots are offered for hands that are exceptional.

3. You do not have to worry about being cheated as the machines are programmed to draw cards at random series. It is just as random as the real thing.

There is a lot of player’s club or slot club that are exclusively for people who loves playing video poker. These clubs offer benefits like complimentary food, drinks, hotel rooms and merchandise to return a small amount of money that is bet in video poker. As an exclusive member of this club, you will be provided with a card that you will use whenever you play video poker. This card will allow the casino to track your winnings and actions. Poker tournaments.

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