Video Poker - Rules

The rules for Video Poker are pretty simple to understand. The ranking of the hand in Video Poker is the same as in regular Poker. Since it is not possible to bluff, because the game is played on a machine, of course, the only goal is to get the best paying hand. Start to play by pressing the Deal/Draw button. The Poker machine deals a 5-card hand. Underneath each card will be a button where you can decide which cards you want to keep and which you want to throw away.
You can hold or throw away as many cards as you like. After you make your selection which cards you want to hold or discard, you may press the Deal/Draw button again and the machine will replace the cards you choose to throw away with new ones. If you have a winning hand after this second deal you get paid.

Underneath are lists of ranking hands and pay outs for the most common Video Poker games.

Jacks or Better

Winning hands starting with the lowest:

Name of Hand

Cards Held

Payout

Pair of Jacks or better Pair of Jacks, Queens, Kings or Aces Returns your stake
2 Pairs A hand with 2 pairs Double your stake
Three of a Kind 3 cards of like rank Triple your stake
Straight 5 consecutive cards but not from the same suit Triple your stake
Flush 5 cards of the same suit; they need not to be in particular order 5 or 6 times your stake
Full House 2 cards of like rank and 3 cards of another rank 6 or 9 times your stake
Four of a Kind 4 cards of like rank 25 times your stake
Straight Flush 5 cards of the same suit in consecutive order 50 times your stake
Royal Flush 5 cards of the same suit but highest card must be an Ace 250 times your stake if you bet 1-4 coins and 4000 times your stake if you make a 5 coin bet


Jokers Wild

Winning hands starting with the lowest:

Name of Hand Cards Held Payout
2 Pairs A hand with Kings or Aces Returns your stake
Three of a Kind 3 cards of like rank Double your stake
Straight 5 consecutive cards but not from the same suit Triple your stake
Flush 5 cards of the same suit; they need not to be in particular order 5 times your stake
Full House 2 cards of like rank and 3 cards of another rank 5 or 8 times your stake
Four of a Kind 4 cards of like rank 15 or 20 times your stake
Straight Flush 5 cards of the same suit in consecutive order 40 or 50 times your stake
Joker Royal Flush 5 cards of the same suit but one of the cards must be a Joker 100 times your stake


Deuces Wild

If you play Deuces Wild you always have to remember that you can use the 4 Two's (Deuces) as Wild Cards. You can use them as any card you want to, in any Suit and in any Rank. So you could use the 2 of Diamonds to complete a Straight Flush in Hearts. Make sure you always keep that in mind when you play. This feature increases your winning chances a lot. Due to this higher chance of winning the lowest winning hand is a Three of a Kind.


Winning hands starting with the lowest:

Name of Hand Cards Held Payout
Three of a Kind 3 cards of like rank Returns your stake
Straight 5 consecutive cards but not from the same suit Double your stake
Flush 5 cards of the same suit; they need not to be in particular order 2 or 3 times your stake
Full House 2 cards of like rank and 3 cards of another rank 3 or 4 times your stake
Four of a Kind 4 cards of like rank 4 or 5 times your stake
Straight Flush 5 cards of the same suit in consecutive order 8 or 10 times your stake

The hands above pay the same whether they contain 2's or not. The hands below, however, need to contain at least one 2:

Name of Hand Cards Held Payout
Five of a Kind 5 cards of like rank (including 1 deuce or more) 15 or 16 times your stake
Wild Royal Flush 5 cards of the same suit in consecutive order where the Ace must be the highest (containing 1 or more 2’s) 25 or 30 times your stake
Four Deuces A hand with 4 deuces 200 times your stake
Royal Flush without Deuces 5 cards of the same suit in consecutive order where the Ace must be the highest 250 times your stake if you bet from 1-4 coins and 4000 times your stake if you make a 5 coin bet
 
 
 
 
 
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