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Video Pokers are amongst the most exciting and popular modern online casino games. They are easy to use, quick to play and the payouts can be enormous.

Playing The Game

Playing a video poker requires only a basic understanding of the composition of various video poker hands. The game itself is simple.

Decide on the coin size you wish to play with by going to the Coin Size menu.

Decide how many coins you wish to bet by clicking on the appropriate column on the payout schedule or by using the Increase and Decrease buttons

Press Deal to start the game.

Your first hand of cards will appear in the play area. Examine them carefully. You should compare the cards in your hand with the payout schedule on screen. Any viable hands in your first hand will be indicated on the payout schedule and, if automatic hold is enabled, the cards will automatically be held for you.

You can hold a card by clicking on it and unselect a card by clicking on it again. When the cards are held they will marked to indicate this.

Choose the cards that can potentially give you the highest payout.

When you are ready press the Draw button to get your next hand of cards. The cards you have not held will be removed and replaced with fresh cards from the deck. If you win you will be offered an opportunity to Double your money or to collect your winnings.

Once you have collected your winnings you can begin another hand of Video Poker by pressing the Deal button again.

Poker Hands

Royal Flush
This is the highest hand in standard Poker and consists of the following cards: A K Q J 10 all of the same suit.

4 Aces
This is a hand containing all four aces.

Straight Flush
This is a combination of five sequential cards all of the same suit.

Four of Jacks, Queens or Kings
This is a combination of four of the same face cards.

Four of 2s through to 10s
This is a combination of four of the same cards.

Full House
This is a combination of three cards of one denomination and two cards of another denomination.

Flush
Five cards all of the same suit.

Straight
Five cards in sequence of any suit.

Three of a Kind
Three cards of the same denomination and two unmatched cards.

Two Pairs
Two different pairs and any fifth card.

Jacks or Better
Two faces of the same denomination with no other pair or third matching card.

Doubling

If you wish, you can choose the 'Allow Double' option in the ‘ Options’ menu of the game. (It is on by default.). This toggles the doubling option on or off. If this option is not turned on the game will not allow you to double on a winning hand!

The doubling option gives you a chance to further increase your winnings! After completing a winning hand you will be given the chance to double the payout or to collect your winnings. The ' Double' and 'Collect' button will be highlighted. To collect your winnings, press the 'Collect' button. The game will then be finished and you will have a chance to play again. If you want to try and win even more, press the 'Double' button.

When you press the 'Double' button, the cards will be removed from the screen and a further five cards will replace them. The dealers card will be exposed, while the remaining four cards will be left face down. Select one of the ‘face down’ cards by clicking on it. The four cards will flip over to reveal themselves. The card you select will be marked. If the card you chose has a rank greater than that of the dealer's card, you will win an amount double that of your original payout. You will then be given the chance to double your payout even further or to collect your winnings. If your chosen card is of an equal rank, it is a tie, and you will have a chance to collect your original winnings or to double up. If the card you chose is of a lesser rank, you loose and will not receive any payout.

Each doubling action gives you the chance to double the current value of the payout at the risk of having no payout at all should you lose. You will not be given the option of doubling if your current payout equals or exceeds the Casino’s limit on doubling. To determine what the doubling limit is please consult the Casino’s web page.




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