Players must choose which variation of Online
Video Poker they wish to play. Two of the most
common variations are deuces wild and Jacks
2. The player can play from 1 up to 5 coins,
by putting them into the machine. Newer machines
these days accept paper credits.
3. The player is then dealt 5 initial cards
from a 52 card normal deck.
4. The player is then provided with the option
of replacing none up to all 5 with new cards.
5. The player keeps the cards he wants to keep
by pressing a button marked "Hold"
just below the card on the screen.
6. After the player has made his choice, he
hits the “deal” button and he gets
his new cards.
7. The player’s wins or losses are realised
after he gets his card and the hand he makes.
The amount the player wins is determined from
the paytable that can be seen on the machine.
On a final note about the rules of video poker,
it is worthwhile for players to remember that
the game is computerized, and while such games
adhere to strict gaming regulations to ensure
the level of randomness that prevails in regular
table-based games, video poker is ultimately
a computer, thus the rules and the payout are
It is up to the player to ensure that he understands
the rules for the particular variation of video
poker he is playing and the payout schedule
that accompanies the game.
Two of the commonest variations of video poker,
as previously stated, are deuces wild and jacks
The most important thing for any player to remember
is that different variations of video poker
carry different rules, tips and strategies.