If you want to improve your chances of winning, you need to be familiar with the basic strategy behind the poker game. And the basic strategy means knowing and understanding the most important rules.
There are many tips and tricks for video poker players, but, if you want to both have fun and win some money, you need to follow the basic ones.
Here we go. If you draw a winning combination, hang on to it, don’t break it hoping for something better. Also, a Straight or a Flush is not to be broken, unless one card gives you the chance for a Royal Flush. Further on, break a High Pair only if you have Four to a Royal Flush/Straight Flush.
Never break Four of a Kind, Full House, Three of a Kind or Two Pair, just discard only the worthless card(s).