Poker is a somewhat contemporary invention, a fusion between
traditional poker and modern slot machines. The video poker
game is a match between you and the machine. During a game
of video poker the dealer aka the machine will deal you
a hand of five cards.
you receive your hand you must decide which cards to hold (keep)
or discard. The objective is to finish the game with the strongest
hand possible. The payout at the end of the game is dependent
on the value of the hand you are holding. If you have won, the
game will offer you an additional opportunity to increase your
winnings by participating in a doubling phase.
Las Vegas Online Casino video poker games include: (MGS) Aces & Faces, Deuces &
Joker, Double Joker, Deuces Wild, Jacks or Better, Joker Poker,
Louisiana Double, Tens or Better.
Video Poker History
exact origins of poker are often debated and no precise answers
exist. Furthermore there are no clear explanations as to how the
game initially was created. Based on the fundamental principles
of the game its believed to have been created many, many moons
ago. It is widely accepted that contemporary poker was a derivative
from many different games.
earliest references to poker were allegedly made by Jonathan Green
way back in 1834. His writings mentioned the rules of a game he
referred to as the "cheating game." A card game which
was being played in riverboats all along the Mississippi River
during this time. After discovering that he had assumedly made
the first references to the game he chose to call it poker.
highly contested are the origins of the word Poker. Many dictionaries
indicated that it was derived from and eighteenth century French
game, poque. There are also many dictionaries that make reference
to a German game known as pochspiel. Others say it may have originated
from the Hindu word, pukka.
game of video poker was made possible by of the invention of the
computer chip, thus its origins can be traced back to the mid
1970's. The actual term "video poker" is used to refer
to the many variations of the original poker game.
poker is a combination of slot machines and the normal five-card
draw poker game. The obvious differences are that video poker
is played against a machine apposed to humans. The primary goals
are still the same - to achieve the certain hands indicated on
the payout table for the particular game you are playing. Each
game may have unique rules and payoffs, but all are played in
a comparable manner based on the original poker game.
How to play Video Poker at Las vegas casino
video poker requires only a basic understanding of the makeup
of various poker hands. The game play itself is simple yet understanding
exactly which cards to hold or discard will take practice and
beginning play chooses the coin size you want to play.
choose exactly how many coins you want to bet.
all you need to do is click deal to start a game.
first hand of cards will then be displayed in the play area on
your screen. Make sure you look them over carefully. You should
evaluate the cards in your hand and compare them with the payout
schedule on your screen. Any winning hands will be indicated on
the payout schedule and, if you have automatic hold enabled, the
cards will automatically be kept for you.
power poker you will be able to hold an entire column of cards
by clicking on the card in that row in the first hand and unselect
a column of cards by clicking on that card again. Each time you
choose to keep a card a bar saying held will be displayed across
the cards that can potentially give you the highest payout.
the draw button to get your new cards. If your cards make up a
winning hand you will be offered an opportunity to double your
money or to collect your winnings.
you have won, the game will offer you an additional opportunity
to increase your winnings by participating in a doubling phase.
allow double option in the options menu of the game, is on by
default. This toggles the doubling option on or off, so you can
choose the option you want. If this option is not turned on the
game will not allow you to double on a winning hand.
doubling option gives you a chance to increase your winnings.
After completing a winning hand you will be given the chance to
double the payout, or to collect your winnings. The double and
collect buttons will be highlighted. To collect your winnings,
click the collect button. The game will then be finished and you
will have a chance to play again. If you want to try and win even
more, click the double button.
you click the double button, the cards will be removed from the
screen and a further five cards will replace them. The dealers'
card will be exposed, while the remaining four cards will be left
face down. Select one of the faces down cards by clicking on it.
The four cards will be revealed and the card you selected will
be highlighted. If the card you chose has a denomination greater
than that of the dealers' card, you will win an amount double
that of your original payout. You will then be given the chance
to double your payout again or to collect your winnings. If your
chosen card is of an equal denomination, it is a tie, and you
will have a chance to collect your original winnings or to double
up. If the card you chose is of a lesser denomination, you lose
and will not receive any payout.
you have collected your winnings you can begin another hand by
clicking on the deal button.
Video Poker Hands
Royal Straight Flush this is the highest hand.
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