Video poker is a variation of 5-card poker where players use a machine similar to a slot machine to play the game. Video poker was introduced in the 1970’s but became popular as technological advancements made the game more visually pleasing and more exciting for players. Unlike real poker where the player can only change a single card of the five dealt, in video poker players can change all five cards if they do not like the hand they have received.
After inserting money into the machine, players can begin by pressing the deal button which then deals them their five cards from a virtual deck. The minimum hand for pay tables is a pair of jacks which pays even money. The rest of the hands in video poker are similar to real poker including a straight, flush, full house, straight flush and a royal flush. Video poker has been exported all over the world, and is a fun game for casual arcade and casino goers.
There are even online casinos that offer video poker with a progressive jackpot. In playing on those, a player can win up to $100,000 if their luck is in, depending on the progressive jackpot.