How to Play Video Poker


Short Description and Game Rules
Video poker is also known as draw poker. The dealer uses a 52-card deck, which is played fresh after each hand. The objective of the game is to get a combination of “Jacks or Better” (two Jacks or a higher valued hand-see “Winning Combinations” below). In order to play Video Poker:

  1. Press on the chips; thereby placing that amount in the machines Credit Box, to be held by the machine.
  2. Press the “One” button, once for each $1 you wish to bet, or the “Max” button to place the maximum bet of $5.
  3. After betting utilizing the “One” button, press the “Deal Draw” button, whereupon you will be dealt one five-card poker hand. (If the player utilizes the “Max” button to bet, the deal will occur automatically.)
  4. After the first draw, press “Hold” under the cards, if any, that you wish to keep.
  5. Press ”Draw” again, thereby replacing the cards that you have not chosen to hold with new ones.
Your cards are then compared to the table of winning combinations (see below). If the value of your hand is lower than 2 Jacks you lose your bet. If the value of your hand is 2 Jack or better your payout is in relation to the value of your hand (see “Winning Combinations” below) and the amout that you bet.

Double and Half-Double Playoff Round:
When you produce a winning hand (a combination of 2 Jacks or better) you are offered a playoff round in which you are given the opportunity to “Double” or “Half Double” your winnings. If you do not wish to participate in the playoff round, simply press “One” or “Max” to continue playing as normal.
  1. Press on the “Double” button to leave your previous hand’s winning as your bet, or press on “Half Double” to leave half of your previous hand’s winnings as your bet.
  2. The Video Poker Machine’s cards will turn over face down, and then one card will turn face up.
  3. Press on one of the four cards that remain face down.
    1. If the card that you choose is of a higher value than the card that the machine turned over--you win, and the special round continues, if you wish.
      i. Note: If you do not wish to continue participating in the playoff round, simply press “One” or “Max” to continue playing as normal.
    2. You may once again press on the “Double” button to leave your previous playoff round’s winning as your bet, or press on “Half Double” to leave half of your previous playoff round’s winnings as your bet.
    3. If the card that you choose is of an equal value to the card that the machine turned over-it is a tie, or push and you neither win, nor lose and the playoff round is over.
    4. If the card that you choose is of a lower value than the card that the machine turned over-you lose your bet and the playoff round is over.
Please note: the playoff round automatically ends after a total of five rounds.

Winning Combinations
Jacks or Better: One Pair pays off only if the cards in the pair are Jacks, Queens, Kings, or Aces. Lower pairs do not pay off.

Two Pair: Two sets of pairs of the same card denomination.

Three of a Kind: Three cards of the same denomination.

Straight: Five consecutive denomination cards, not of the same suit.

Flush: Five non-consecutive denomination cards, all of the same suit.

Full House: A set of three cards of the same denomination, plus a set of two cards of the same denomination.

Four of a Kind: Four cards of the same denomination.

Straight Flush: Five consecutive denomination cards, all of the same suit.

Royal Flush: Five consecutive denomination cards, all of the same suit, starting from 10 and ending with an ace.

Payoff

  $1 $2 $3 $4 $5
Royal Flush 250 500 750 1000 4000
Straight Flush 50 100 150 200 250
Four of a Kind 25 50 75 100 125
Full House 8 16 24 32 40
Flush 5 10 15 20 25
Straight 4 8 12 16 20
Three of a Kind 3 6 9 12 15
Two Pair 2 4 6 8 10
Jacks or Better 1 2 3 4 5

Table limits

Minimum bet: $1.
Maximum bet: $5.

The betting limits may change according to Casino Policy.

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