Video Poker

Having been around since the 1970's video poker is a kind of hybrid game. It was derived from video slot machines and (of course) poker. In general a standard 52 card deck is used, although there are some games like Joker's Wild where jokers are used. In any event, all video pokers are some kind of variation of standard poker.

To the best of my knowledge, the standard hand values are always used, i.e. three of a kind beats two pair, full house beats a three of a kind, a Royal flush is the absolute best hand possible.

The most popular variation is probably "Jacks or Better Video Poker". In this variation of the game, five cards are dealt, the player decides which cards (if any) to hold, the remaining cards are replaced with new. At this point if the player has at least a pair of jacks he/she wins. Payouts are determined by the probability of making each hand. So, if the player has 1 pair of jacks, they break even (the bet is returned). Here's a few example hands:

A, K, 2, 2, 5: Not a winner, the pair of 2's is less then a pair of jacks.

A, K, 2, 2, 2: This is a winner three of a kind (2's) is a better hand then a pair of jacks

J, K, A, A, 4: This is a winner but the payout is the same as it would be if it were a pair of jacks.

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