Poker is easy to learn, especially with the technology of electronic poker machines that can guide you on-screen to an enjoyable experience. Many different and exciting Poker games exist, but each game must meet the basic requirements: The game must use a deck of cards consisting of 52 standard playing cards and up to two jokers may also be used.
Poker begins with five cards dealt to each player. Each player may discard one to five cards, and he is dealt new ones to replace the discarded ones. Of course, players may choose to play the original five cards.
The winning hands in Poker are:
Royal Flush – AKQJ10 of the same suit.
Straight Flush – Five cards of the same suit in sequence, such as 76543 of hearts.
Four of a Kind – Four cards of the same rank accompanied by a "kicker", such as 44442.
Full House – Three cards of one rank accompanied by two of another, such as 777JJ. All suits may be used.
Flush – Five cards of the same suit, such as AJ942 of hearts.
Straight – Five cards in sequence, such as 76543. The ace plays either high or low, making AKQJT and 5432A and all suits may be used
Three of a Kind – Three cards of the same rank and two kickers of different ranks, such as KKK84 and all suits may be used
Two Pair – Two cards of one rank, two cards of another rank and a kicker of a third rank, such as KK449.
One Pair – Two cards of one rank accompanied by three kickers of different ranks, such as AAK53.