Video poker is an online card game that is based on five card draw poker. This is a game that isn’t played against any other players or against the house. The idea is to simply hope that you are dealt a winning poker hand, so learning the various poker wins would be a good start.

The lowest poker win on most online video poker machines is a pair or more, high cards don’t count (like in real poker). To guarantee a win, these pairs may also need to be higher than for example 10’s or Jacks. So, in order of the wins (from lowest to highest) they start from: a pair, two pair, three of a kind, a straight, a flush, a full house, four of a kind, a straight flush and then the highest winning hand is a royal flush.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t know what these words mean because they will be explained in the rules section online when you launch each video poker. The paytable will also be clearly visible for you to view.

After being dealt you first five cards, you will then get the option of being able to discard these cards and take new ones in order to try and create a winning poker hand. You may want to hold one or two in place and then have the others re-dealt. This will be clear once you have been dealt your first five cards. You may not want to change any cards because the hand you have been dealt could already be a winning hand.

The system generally holds the good cards for you, so that all you have to do is hit either draw or deal. Once you have made your decision, the last round will begin and you will either win or lose. The winnings will be instantly added to your balance. Depending on your decision time, most games can last from between 5-20 seconds on average.

There are numerous different Video Poker varieties online today, but most follow the same principles. You can also now choose from single hand video pokers to multihand games. The multihand games can often allow you to play up to 100 hands at once. If you have never played on a video poker before or even played poker in general, perhaps you should practice in the free play mode where possible before spending your own cash.