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About The Video Poker Machine

Video poker is one of the most fun and popular casino games. From the time of its invention, the game has undergone several modifications. In the present day you can find the game in almost all the casinos “ both online and land based. One of the reasons behind its immense popularity is that it is very easy to play and does not need any interaction with other players or dealer. In order to get a better understanding of the game this article will discuss about the video poker machine.

The modern video poker machines that are found in the casinos are different variations of the popular five card draw poker. Though several times video poker machines based on seven card stud poker have been attempted to be launched it has not worked out yet. In video poker the five card draw is most popular and most of the games are based on the Jacks or Better.

In the video poker machines the pictures of the cards which are dealt can be seen on the video screen. The players play against the machine and video poker does not involve any dealers hands or players hands. The winnings of the player get compiled in form of credits and the player can cash out his winnings any time. The winnings are also shown on the screen and some of the machines also display the play tables while in some of them the tables are drawn on the screens glass.

In order to play the players have to put in the currency which is then shown on the screen. On the players left the buttons for cashing out and placing the bets can be found, in the center there are the five buttons each corresponding to the different cards that will be dealt while on the right is the button for deal or draw and a one called bet max.

The game only begins after the player plays the buttons for bet and deal. In most of the machines the players can bet maximum of five coins at a time. After the bet are placed, the players are dealt five cards which the players can hold or discard; players can discard any one or all the cards.

Till recently, in the video poker machines the players had a button to discard the cards rather than holding it. But in the recent days most of the machines the hold buttons can be found, though machines with discard buttons still continue to exist.

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