By: Chen Ching-feng
Video poker is usually played against a machine, which displays the player's cards on a screen. Combining elements of poker and slots, this form poker is one of the few games in the casino where you can actually have a realistic expectation of winning, as opposed to depending on the pure luck of slot machine games or roulette.
The player places a bet and the video poker machine deals five cards from a standard 52-card pack. The player then has one opportunity to hold or discard any number of unwanted cards, and is dealt an equal number of replacement cards from the deck.
After the replacement cards are dealt the winnings are calculated based on the 5-card poker hand. The payout depends on the particular type of game begin played.
There are a number of video poker variants, including: Deuces Wild, Jacks or Better and Bonus Poker.
The skill to betting the machine is knowing which cards to discard.
The aim being to the discard cards in a way that gives you the best possible chance of winning.
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