Here are some of the popular terms and their meanings that you will come across.
Aces and Eights: A 4-of-a-kind hand made up of either Aces or 8s. The payout is higher with this winning combination.
Ace-High: It’s a situation where the player has no card pairs or does not have a good card combination but has an Ace.
Action: The act of betting on a particular video poker machine is known as action.
Boat: It is a word used by poker players to refer to a full house card combination. A full house card combination consists of a 3-of-a-kind and a pair.
Credits: The money you have in a video poker machine is known as credits.
Coins: Video poker machines refer to money by coins. One coin is worth a certain amount of real money. The worth of that individual coin depends from machine to machine. For Example, if you are playing on a $10 machine, then the value of one coin in that machine is $10.
Denomination: Denomination of a video poker machine says the value of an individual coin in that machine. Some machines allow players to change the denomination.
Deuces Wild: Deuce Wild is a type of video poker game. Here, a deuce is a wild card that can be substituted with another card to make the best possible card combination.
Double Bonus Poker: This is a variation of Bonus Poker. Here, if you get a four-of-a-kind card combination consisting of either Aces, 2s or 3s, you get a high return.
Flush: A combination of cards that belong to the same suit. For Example, 5,8,4,2 and 7 and all the cards are Hearts.
Paint: Another name for face cards. Face cards are Jacks. Kings and Queens.
Pat Hand: A card combination that cannot be improved no matter how many cards you substitute.
Pay Table: A table shown on the video poker screen tells the amount you will win when you hit a particular win combination with your bet.
Payback Percentage: It’s the percentage of returns that a player can expect in the long run from a video poker game. Your payback percentage depends on how well or badly you play video poker.
Perfect Strategy: A course of action that ensures maximum return percentage for the player. It is a mix of optimum strategy, skill, a little bit of daring, and luck.
Rank: The value of a card is known as rank. Ranks are printed at the corner of the cards.
Return percentage: The returns you can expect from a particular card combination and the corresponding bet.
Straight: A hand whose cards are in progressive or regressive ranks. For Example, 5,6,7,8 and 9 or 9,8,7,6 and 5.
Tens or Better: It’s a variant of video poker where the lowest payout is for a hand with a pair of 10s.
Two-of-a-Kind: A card combination in which two cards out of five are of the same rank.
Three-of-a-Kind: A card combination where three of the five cards are of the same rank. For example, 5,5,5,6 and 7. It also goes by the name of trips.
Two pairs: A card combination that has two pairs out of the five cards. For Example, 2,2,3,3 and 8.
Wild Card: A card that can be substituted with any card in the deck.
Winning Hand: It’s a hand that has cards that make any one of the winning combinations.