Knowing the rankings of the hand is the first step to learning how to play video poker. In a normal poker game, the higher the number on the card, the better it is. The face cards are Jack, Queen and King in that order and hte ace is the highest card in the deck.
In video poker, suits aren't ranked, so there is no difference between the hearts, diamonds clubs or spades suits.
The list of winning poker hands ranked from highest to lowest is listed here at AbsoluteVideoPoker.com but for a full list with related images we suggest Poker.com's Winning Poker Hands.
Ranked from Highest to Lowest winning video poker hands.
Royal Flush · From 10 to the Ace in the same suit (10,J,Q,K,A).
Straight Flush · Any five card sequence in the same suit.
Four of a Kind · All four cards of the same index.
Full House · Three of a kind combined with a pair.
Flush · Any five cards of the same suit, but not in sequence..
Straight · Five cards in sequence, but not in the same suit..
Three of a Kind · Three cards of the same value. The highest set of three cards wins.
Two Pair · Two seperate pairs (eg. 4,4,Q,Q).
Pair · One pair of two equal value cards constitutes a pair.