FAQs » Poker Video

Video Poker is played against the dealer. The goal is to obtain a poker hand of five cards containing at least two pair, or better, a Natural Royal Flush. For more information, see "AWARDS" below.You make a bet and the machine gives you five cards. You then choose the cards to hold and discard the others. The cards you discard are replaced, leaving the final hand. Earnings will depend on the ranking of your hand.In the game of Video Poker you can bet from one to five chips. Once your game is over you can recover your chips and exchange them for cash. There are two types of Video poker games:

No Wild Card: 

In Video Poker games where no wild cards are used, a deck of 25 cards is used and no card acts as a wild card. Each card has the exact value shown on the card. 

W/ Wild Card: 

There are two types of Video Poker games with Wild Card:

Game with a deck of 52 cards where a certain value of a card acts as a wild card. The most famous game of this kind is “Deuces Wild” (deuces are wild cards), where deuces act as wild cards in this video poker game. 

Games with a deck of 52 cards with 1 wild card or 2 wild cards. Video Poker games that use wild cards are called “Joker Poker” when 52 cards + 1 wild card are used, and “Double Joker Poker” when 52 cards + 2 wild cards are used in the game.

Characteristics

  All suits (hearts, spades, clubs and diamonds) have equal value.

  It is played with a single deck of 52 cards and two wild cards.

•  The wild card substitutes any other card to obtain the biggest amount possible. 

•  The cards are shuffled at the start of each game.

•  The minimum bet is $0.1 USD and the maximum are $500 USD.

It is played with 54 cards from the English deck. From lowest to highest, card values are as follows, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K and A, and there are four suits: clubs, hearts, spades, and diamonds, none of which has a higher value than the other.
In Video Poker, each game is always made up of five cards. Next, we show you the ranking of hands from highest to lowest. The hands of a higher rank beat those of a lower rank.

Natural Royal Flush (Without wild cards)
This is the best poker hand. It includes cards 10, J, Q, K and A of the same suit. Every player is entitled to one of these at least once in a lifetime.

5 cards of the same suit using a wild card.
Four cards of the same suit, plus a wild card.

A Royal Flush using a wild card.
Five cards in a consecutive order and of the same suit. The higher the value of the highest card on the Flush, the better the ranking of the hand. In this particular example, the higher card is 10; this would beat a flush with a 9 as the highest card.

Flush
Five cards in a consecutive order and of the same suit. The higher the value of the highest card on the Flush, the better the ranking of the hand. In this particular example, the higher card is 10; this would beat a flush with a 9 as the highest card.

4 cards of the same suit (Poker)
Four cards of a kind. The higher the value of these four cards, the higher the ranking of the hand. In case of a tie, it is possible for poker variants that use community cards, to let the one with the higher fifth card win.

Full House
Any three cards of the same denomination plus any pair.This hand includes 3 cards of the same suit and 2 of a different. In a case of two fulls, the one with the higher value on the three cards wins. In such case, a full house with 7-7-7-2-2 beat a full house with 5-5-5-A-A. If the three cards were of the same value in two hands, the hand with the higher pair wins. In such case, 7-7-7-A-A beats 7-7-7-K-K.

Flush
Any five non-consecutive cards of the same suit. In the event of a tie, the one with the highest card wins.

Straight
Any five cards in a consecutive order. With two straights, the highest wins. On the other hand, the Ace can be used to make the straight A-K-Q-J-10, which would be a Royal Flush, as well as straight 5-4-3-2-A.

Three of a Kind
Three cards of the same denomination. In the event of a tie, the one with the highest cards wins. If both Three of a King have the same value, the highest remaining two cards of the hand will break the tie and if the latter were the same, the fifth cards of each hand would be compared.

Pair
Any two cards of the same denomination, plus any other two cards of the same denomination but of a different value to the former pair. Whenever there is a two pair in two hands, the hand with the highest pair wins. As usual, in the event of a tie the higher card breaks it.

Two Pair
Any two cards of the same denomination. The higher the value of the pair, the higher your ranking. In the event of a tie the higher card breaks it.

Jacks or Better
Two cards of the same denomination, plus any other three cards of any suit.

In the story, the extra card or wildcard goes by the name "Jolly Joker". It is believed that the extra card "Joker" was invented by the American player Euchare who, as rules changed at some point during the 1860s, decided that an additional card was necessary. It was originally called "The Best Bower" and then "The Jolly Joker" (the merry prankster). These wildcards or additional cards were introduced for the first time in American decks around the 1863, but were more accepted when English decks started to be manufactured around 1880. The British manufacturer Chas Goodall began distributing cards with wildcards for the U.S. market in the 60s.

It represents the possibility of a second bet during a play.

It means Donne. This refers to the action that takes place once the cards have been chosen or, conversely, rejected

It is a card that can increase your winnings when added to the original hand. The As, the 2, the 3 or the 4 can be kickers.

It represents the fact of playing simultaneously on more than one hand. Some variants allow playing in three, five or ten hands

It means that the player decides to withdraw money from the machine. It is sufficient to simply press the button labeled under the same name.

These are cards voluntarily removed at the end of a game.