HOW TO PLAY VIDEO POKER
Video poker comes in many different options, but most machines are based simply on the classic poker game of five-card draw. In this situation you are dealt five random cards from a 52-card deck. Some machines add a 53rd card in the from of a joker.
You are allowed just one opportunity to improve your hand by "drawing" cards. This means you get to decide which of your five original cards you want to keep, and which you want to replace with (or discard for) other random cards from the deck. Don't confuse yourself now, when you play video poker it may remind you of real poker because of the mechanics of five-card draw.
The strategies you employ in each game though have nothing to do with one another. Ranking of the poker hands is the only further relation.