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Jacks are Better Video Poker Strategy

March 21st, 2016 ernie Posted in Video Poker 2 Comments »

Jacks are Better Video Poker StrategyOne of the ways a casino ensures that they have the advantage is to manage the pay table for all games, including video poker games. In this post we will refer to jacks are Better video poker strategy. If you play other games such as deuces wild or double-double, the strategy of play will need to be adjusted accordingly. The best possible payout is 10 / 7 where the first number refers to the payout for a full house with 5 coins bet and the second refers to the payout for a flush. In the game shown in the picture, the payout is 9 / 6 which is favoring the house to a higher degree.

Jacks are Better Video Poker Strategy

For each reduction of one credit in the paytable for a full house or a flush, the return drops slightly more than 1%. You can use this as a rule of thumb to quickly determine the return on the game that you are playing.

Game Returns for the various payouts are shown below.

  • 10/7 100.17%
  • 9/7 99.11%
  • 9/6 97.81%
  • 8/6 96.73%
  • 8/5 95.65%

These returns assume perfect play all of the time. Few of us actually play perfectly all of the time even if we know the recommended play strategy. The actual returns based on the nonperfect play will be lower than those stated above.

Practicing on a computer or smartphone app will help to achieve better play. It can be well worth the money if you are not playing up to standard. A small percentage improvement can make a large difference in your take home. Especially if you play on a regular basis.


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Double bonus video poker

January 30th, 2015 prrichar1 Posted in Video Poker No Comments »

Double bonus video pokerWe recently posted an article about deuces wild video poker and we had won 10 four of a kind deuces wild for total win of $500. We also like to play Double bonus video poker.

A few days later, we are playing another video poker game, this time double bonus video poker and playing five games at a time. This time, a royal flush came up on the bottom line of cards which automatically carries to all the other hands. I was only playing five games at this time and not 10 as in the previous one. Not sure why just what I chose that day.

Amazingly, a royal flush pays $200 when you’re betting five Nichols per hand and there were five poker hands so for a $1.25 I was paid $1000. Pretty exciting! I’ve only been able to win like that once before where I got a royal flush and was paid $1000 , however I was betting quarters at that time.

Double bonus video poker

There are several different styles of video poker with multiple hands played. This particular one is probably the simplest one where you just play five or 10 hands at a time. Another type has a random multiplier that appears from time to time. If you have a winning hand your win is multiplied by the random number that pops up on the screen. The random multiplier ranges from 2 to 10. They can provide large payoffs if you catch the right hand and also a large multiplier at the same time.

Another type is also a multiplier, but is based on your previous hand. These multipliers can also range from 2 to sometimes as much as 12 times per hand. They only apply to the individual hand that won on the previous play. Again a large jackpot can be won in situations like this.

The hand above was played on a straight video poker machine with no multipliers. The cost was five credits per hand, which in my case was nickels. When you are playing multiplier games, they will charge you an additional amount. Which sometimes can be as much as three more credits per play.

It gets pretty exciting when you win these large hands at double bonus video poker

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