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If you are totally new to video poker you may find it helpful to have our Video Poker Terms page open whilst you read this page although we have tried to stay clear of jargon as much as possible. Video poker is played between you and the Dealer. You are dealt five cards in the first hand. When you receive your first hand, choose the cards to hold or discard. The cards you discard are replaced with new ones from the deck. Multi hand or 'Power Poker' as it is sometimes called is exactly the same only you play more than one hand at a time.
The objective is to complete the game with the strongest hand. Different Video Poker Games have different winning hands and the orders vary from game to game, for example: In the Game 'Aces and Faces' 4 Aces is ranked higher than a Straight Flush but in other versions of Video Poker such as 'Jacks or Better' a straight flush is Ranked higher than 4 of a kind including 4 Aces. Before you worry too much about different versions it is wise to get to know the 'normal' Video Poker Hands but the payout table for each game will show you what is paid out for which hands so look at our game specific rules to find out more about the exact game you are interested in.
The payout is dependent on the value of the hand you are holding. The payout values are described in the Payout Schedule for each version of the game. If you win your hand, you can increase your winnings by participating in a Doubling phase.
Below we have detailed click by click instructions on how to play video poker, remember these are general and may vary depending on what software you are playing with. If you want to know about specific rules and hands for a specific game we suggest you first decide which software you prefer. If you are a beginner we would urge you to consider trying Microgaming as we have found the software to be extremely beginner friendly and very easy to use. Also if you play at Jackpot city (which uses the microgaming software) we have found their support team to be very fast to respond and always happy to help, they even have a 24/7 freephone number you can call if you have any problems at all!
To play a game of poker, do the following:
Note: Your total bet amount is the number of coins chosen, multiplied
by the coin size selected.
Note: If the Auto Hold function is enabled, cards are automatically held
according to the Optimal Game Play Strategy
The object of the Doubling phase is to draw a card of higher value than the Dealer's card. If you select a card of higher value, your win amount is doubled and you can choose to repeat the Doubling phase again, or collect your winnings. You can continue Doubling until you draw a card of lesser value than the Dealer's card and lose the hand, or until you reach the Casino's Doubling limit.
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