Video Poker machines tend to be similar to slots machines, but unlike slots machines where there is very little skill involved, video poker does require some basic knowledge of 5 card poker. Players need to understand the hierarchy of winning poker hands in order to play right.
When you start to play the principal is the same as slots machines; you place your bet by choosing how many coins to bet on and spin the reels. Most machines will have 5-reels but some machines do have only 3-reels. The objective is to create the best 5 card poker hand you possibly can using the 5 cards the video poker machine dealt you. You are allowed to Hold the cards you want to keep and Exchange the cards you don’t want.
You are allowed to exchange all 5 cards but it is better that you don’t. Even if you didn’t hit any high pair that you want to hold on to; hold the highest cards you have and replace the others. You will stand a better chance at hitting a hand that is payable.
Do not worry if you are not familiar with the game of poker. Each video poker game has a predetermined pay table that shows all winning hands combinations. After a few rounds it will be easy for you to understand which winning hands you should aim for.