Video Poker is a simple tool developed for the Google Desktop platform that lets you play a game of poker with the AI. It can be easily installed and configured.
The interface of the gadget is made from a rectangular frame that you can undock from the Google Desktop sidebar and move to any location on the screen, with the help of the mouse cursor.
It shows the dealer's and player's cards, and you can click buttons to hold cards, deal and place a bet. The bottom part of the frame shows your current bet and credit.
A few options are available through the context menu of Video Poker. Therefore, you can read poker rules, reset the score, as well as view high scores.
By accessing the Options panel you can change the default background color, player time, round timeout (in seconds) and level of difficulty (easy or hard).
Thanks to the default options provided by Google Desktop, you can also hide or collapse the frame, zoom in and out, as well as make it stay on top of other windows.
Video Poker is not a concern to the computer's overall performance, as it uses a very low amount of CPU and system memory. It has a good response time and performed well during our tests, without causing Google Desktop to freeze, crash or pop up error dialogs. On the downside, Video Poker has not been updated for a very long time.