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How to Play Video Poker
Video poker is also known as Draw Poker. The Dealer uses a 52-card deck, which is shuffled 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, press on "Insert Money" to deposit $20 into the machine. Press the "Bet One" button, one time for each $1 you wish to bet, or the "Play 5 Credits" button to place the maximum bet of $5. After betting by pressing the "Bet One" button, press the "Deal Draw" button. You will be dealt one five-card Poker hand (if you have bet by pressing the "Play 5 Credits" button the deal will occur automatically).
After the first draw of the cards, press "Hold" under the cards, if any, that you wish to keep. Then press "Deal Draw" again. The cards that you have not chosen to hold will be replaced by 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, your bet will be collected. If the value of your hand equals 2 Jack or better, your payout is in relation to the value of your hand (see "Winning Combinations" below) and the amount that you bet.
The Double Playoff Round:
When you produce a winning hand (a combination of 2 Jacks or better) you are offered the playoff round option, in which you are given the opportunity to double your winnings. If you do not wish to participate in the Double Playoff Round, simply press either the "Bet One" or " Play 5 Credits" buttons to continue playing as normally.
To participate in the Double Playoff Round click on the "Double" button. Your previous hands winning bet will remain as your wager. The Video Poker Machines cards will turn over, face down, and then one card will turn face up. Click on one of the four cards that remain face down. 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.
Please Note: If you do not wish to continue participating in the playoff round, simply press "Bet One" or "Play 5 Credits" to continue playing as normally. You may once again press on the "Double" button to leave your previous playoff rounds winning as your bet, or press on the "Half Double" button to leave half of your previous playoff rounds winnings as your bet.
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 Double Playoff Round is over. If the card that you choose is of a lower value than the card that the machine turned over, your bet is collected and the Double Playoff Round is over.
The Double Playoff Round automatically ends after a total of five rounds.
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 Pairs: 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.
Table Betting Limits:
Minimum Betting Limits: $1.