Video Poker is a decendant of Poker, only it is played on a machine, and only one person plays at a time.

Game Play:
The game starts when you place a bet, usually between one and five coins or tokens, inclusive. The value of the coins may vary, there are nickle, quarter, fifty cent, dollar and five and ten dollar machines. So you may be betting anywhere from $0.05 to $50.00 per game. Of course the payout is more, the more coins you put in. Once you have placed your bet you usually need to hit some sort of 'deal' button, this will instruct the machine to give you five cards. You then decide which cards you would like to keep, or 'hold', and then hit the deal button again. At this point the machine gets rid of the cards you didn't want, and replaces them with new cards. If you have a winning hand, you are paid, according the poker hand you have.

Sample Payout Charts:
Standard Video Poker

  Royal Flush         400 x number of coins
  Straight Flush      50 x number of coins
  4 of a Kind         25 x number of coins
  Full House          8 x number of coins
  Flush               5 x number of coins
  Straight            4 x number of coins
  3 of a Kind         3 x number of coins
  2 Pair              2 x number of coins
  Jacks or Better     1 x number of coins

Deuces Wild

  Royal Flush         400 x number of coins
  4 Dueces            200 x number of coins
  Royal Flush w/2's   25 x number of coins
  5 of a Kind         16 x number of coins
  Straight Flush      10 x number of coins
  4 of a Kind         4 x number of coins
  Full House          4 x number of coins
  Flush               3 x number of coins
  Straight            2 x number of coins
  3 of a Kind         1 x number of coins


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