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Video Poker - The BasicsWritten by Tom McBroom
After Blackjack and Craps, video poker gives you some of best odds in casino if you play it right. It combines some of fun of a slot machine with some of fun of a table game, all without rushing you to play. This is why many professional gamblers use video poker as a means of relaxation in between demands of blackjack or a table poker game.
For many years now, video poker has steadily increased in popularity in casinos. While many video poker machines may look like slot machines, make no mistake about it - they are not! Unlike slot machines, video poker is a combination of luck AND skill.
The cards are dealt randomly, just as in a real poker game. The house's edge is determined by how much it pays for various combinations of winning hands. Different machines have different payout schedules for various poker hands, so be sure to choose a machine with a favorable payout schedule.
In order to play video poker with any chance at winning, you must know basics about playing five card draw poker, which is beyond scope of this article. We'll assume you know basics of game and how various poker hands are ranked.