There are certain terms used in video poker such as jacks or better, two pair, three of a kind, straight, flush, straight flush, full house, royal flush, for of a kind and you should know about these terms. Jacks means card such as Queen, king or ace. These cards are considered as lowest winning hands most often. You should always hold card in pairs. A pair of better is always considered to pay an evenly amount. On other hand if you have pair with value lower then jacks will increase your chances to win.
Keeping two pairs will help you in full house.In two pair the deal depend on machine. This can be understood with this example if you have two different pairs with one pair of ace. At same time if you get chance to keep both pair as ace. Keeping ace pairs will have high premium value than your earlier pair. Three of a kind pays same amount in three to one. So you can hold this hand to have at least some winning. But in game like deuces wild and joker poker it is considered lowest winning hand. If any time 5 cards in your hand ascends orderly such as 5, 6, 7, 8 it is said straight. Low straight such as 2, 3, 4 and 5 and High straight such as 10, J, Q, K are its two different variations. If you hold cards with same suit you can make flush easily. If you get three cards of same suit you can hold it and if you if you get 2 cards of same suit then you can go for flush. A straight flush is keeping 3 same suit cards in sequential order. A full house when you have 3 same value cards such as 3 Q or k Or J. Four of kind varies from machine to machine.