In this poker game, you start out with a credit of 100 points. You can bet any amount in increments of 5 points, up to the maximum that you have. Press the continue button to reveal the cards. Discard any of the cards to try to get a better hand, and press continue again to see the result. One pair will pay two times the bet, two pairs pays five times the bet, three of a kind pays ten times the bet, and a flush pays 20 times the bet. If you bet it all and lose all your points, you get to start over without having to worry about losing any real cash. Enjoy!
The game of poker originated some time during the early 19th century. The unique features of poker have to do with betting and the ranking of the cards. Poker was played on the steamboats that traveled along the Mississippi River in the 1800s. The popularity of poker increased with the development of commercial gambling. Many of the works of Mark Twain deal with life on the Mississippi River. Twain himself worked as a riverboat pilot for a few years.
Today, there are many books and tools, such as software that calculates probabilities, that a poker player can use to increase the odds of winning. People who want to play for real money generally choose a legal online poker site.
The ranking of the poker hands is based on the probability of dealing such a combination from a well-shuffled deck. The following table shows the ranking of five-card hands: