Video Poker Instructions for Beginners

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The following Video Poker instructions seek to guide new players who want to try this well-loved game.

As there are so many game variants available, select only those that have high pay tables. Variants with pay table 9/6 are good choices because they pay the full 9 coins for Full House and 6 coins for Flush.

In this Video Poker instructions article, players are recommended to use the highest number of coins allowed because it could give the highest payout percentage. This can be done while still making sure that the bankroll is managed well. Simply adjust the value of the coins using the + or - sign near the coin icon and you are good to go.

After you have settled with your game of choice, adjusted the coin values and pressed the button Max Bet, the game starts and you will be given 5 cards, facing up. Hold onto or discard any card that you choose.

A piece of good news for beginners - Video Poker games are designed to retain the best cards in a player's hand. So if you are a new player, there is no need to spend too much time analyzing which cards to hold on to. When you click the Deal button, the best cards will automatically be retained. Discarded cards will be replaced with fresh cards from the deck.

The final hand will be displayed and if you are lucky to have any of the rankings featured on the pay table, your winning is equivalent to the corresponding number of coins indicated on that table.

If you have a winning hand, there are some games that offer the gamble feature. If such is the case, the screen will display a button and 5 cards will be dealt - 4 face down and 1 face up. What you need to do is choose a face down card. If the selected card is higher than the card facing up, you double the value of your winnings. On the other hand, if the chosen card is lower, you lose your entire winnings.

Next time you feel like trying out this game, keep these Video Poker instructions in mind to increase your chances of finding a rewarding one.