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Video poker entered casinos in the 1970s and has remained one of the most popular forms of gambling to this day. Players who like gambling that requires skills, the minimal advantage for the casino, the opportunities for big winnings and the anonymity of the stand-alone game - nothing can compare to video poker.
The rules of video poker are very simple. The player bets between one and five coins, the machine deals five cards from which the player chooses which to hold in his hand and which to change. The cards selected for replacement are collected and others are dealt in their place. According to the value of the hand that the player has, he receives the corresponding profit or loses if there is nothing.
You may have heard that in most gambling games, the casino always has an advantage over the player. In fact, video poker is an exception to this rule. Even with it, if the player finds well-paying tables and plays with skill and strategy, he may have a slight advantage over the casino. Some tables that have a slight advantage to the machine can return over 100 percent through additional factors such as cashback, free play and others.
These are the rules of standard video poker. Keep in mind that there may be other types where the rules are a little different.
Most video poker games are played with a standard deck of 52 cards. Of course, in the case of bonus games with a joker, one or more jokers are included in the deck of cards.
After placing his bet and pressing the deal button, the player receives five cards from the deck, selected at random. When he examines them, he can choose which ones to keep and which ones to remove in order to be replaced by others. When ready, the game discards the cards selected for removal and deals the same number of new cards, again at random. The player wins or loses according to what is in the hand of the five cards collected. Accordingly, the profit is equal to how good is the hand.