AIM OF THE GAME
A William Hill Casino Video Poker machine operates like any Video Poker machine found in the casinos throughout the world. The only difference, which is greatly favourable for the player, is that you can switch your bet from $0.25 to $5 a game without changing to another machine! A 52 card deck is used (53 for Joker Poker) and is reshuffled after each hand. The different combinations and their respective payoffs for each machine are shown in the Payoff section below.
HOW TO PLAY
The objective of Video Poker is to receive the highest ranked five-card poker hand possible. To begin playing Video Poker, you must deposit money into the machine. To do this, you must select a bill type ($100, $50, $20, $10, $5) from the bill-fold at the bottom right hand corner of the Video Poker screen. You can toggle through the different bill types by clicking on the bill-fold. Once you have made your selection, deposit the bill into the Video Poker machine by clicking on the bill deposit area. You should see a bill move from your clip into the Video Poker machine. You may then select which coin denomination you wish to play – $0.25, $1, $2, or $5. To increase or decrease denominations, please click on the “left arrow” or “right arrow” buttons, respectively, at the top of the Video Poker machine.
Once you have deposited to the Video Poker machine and selected a coin denomination, the amount of coins you have available within the machine is shown in the CREDIT field at the bottom of the Video Poker machine. For example, if you deposit $20 when the coin denomination selector is set to $1, you will see 19 in the CREDIT field and 1 in the Bet field for a total of 20. If you then click the “left arrow” button of the coin denomination selector (which changes the coin value to $0.25), you will then see that the CREDIT field has been changed to 76 coins. The Bet field displays the amount of coins you have selected to bet on that hand. Please note that the Balance field will not change when you change the coin denomination since they show your balance in dollars (not coins.)
Once you have deposited to the Ligawd Video Poker machine, you may then click on the “Bet One” button up to the amount of coins you would like to play to a maximum of 5 coins. If you would like to play with the maximum amount of coins (5), you may alternatively choose to simply click the “Bet Max” button. When you are ready, click on the “Deal” button to distribute the cards. You will be given 5 cards. The machine uses a 52 card deck (53 for Joker Poker) which is played fresh after each hand. Then you hold onto the card(s) that you need in order to achieve the highest ranked poker hand possible. You may hold cards by simply clicking on them. When you do so, the held cards will be displayed with a thump tack on them. Once you have selected a given amount of cards to hold, click on the “Deal” button again. The cards that were not marked with a thump tack will be replaced. If after this replacement you have any combination of cards that qualifies for a payout, your credit will be increased by the amount of coins shown in the Paid field.
To change the type of Video Poker machine you are playing, click on “Games” in the menu bar and select the game you would like to play. When you change the game type, your credit and coin denominations will not change.
Note: You can only change the Video Poker machines when your hand is finished, i.e. when the BET buttons are active.
Progressive Jackpot Games
The following games offer a progressive jackpot 25¢ Super Jackpot and $1 Super Jackpot. Unlike regular video poker games, progressive video poker games operate on a fixed denomination. So, if you are playing 25¢ Super Jackpot and you would like to switch to $1 Super Jackpot, you need to exit the 25¢ Super Jackpot game and then enter the $1 Super Jackpot game. If you are playing a regular video poker game for $2 or $5 and then switch to a progressive video poker game, the denomination and Credits will change to the match the denomination of the game selected. The top payout on a progressive jackpot machine is not fixed as in regular video poker games. The Jackpot value starts from 1250 coins and grows each time anybody makes a bet.