Video Poker Bonus Versions Described
By Gayle Mitchell
There are several Jacks+ (Jacks or Better) Bonus Video Poker versions available including: Bonus Poker, Double Bonus, Double Double Bonus, Double Jackpot Poker and Double Double Jackpot Poker.
The two Jackpot Poker games mentioned above are also known as Aces and Faces.
Listed below are the average payback percentages for these Bonus VP versions.
These percentages are maintained with maximum coins per hand with ‘full-pay’ schedule play and perfect strategy.
10/7 Jacks+ Double Bonus: 2 pair pays 1 = 100.15%
8/5 Jacks+ Bonus: 2 pair pays 2 = 99.17%
9/6 Double Double Bonus: 2 pair pays 2 = 98.98%
8/5 Double Jackpot Poker: 2 pair pays 2 = 99.63%
9/6 Double Double Jackpot Poker: 2 pair pays 1 = 100.35%
10/7 Double Bonus Poker: pays 1 for 2 pair, four aces pays 800. If you locate this VP version with the better pay schedule that pays 2 for 2 pair, get out your gambling bankroll and play immediately!
8/5 Bonus Poker: pays 2 for 2 pair, four aces pays 400 and four 2’s, 3’s or 4’s pays 200.
9/6 (or sometimes, 9/5) Double Double Bonus Poker: pays 1 for 2 pair, four aces pays 2000 when fifth card is either a 2, 3 or 4, otherwise pays 800.
8/5 Double Jackpot Poker: 2 pair pays 2, four aces pays 400, four kings queens and jacks pay 200. There are also extra bonuses for four aces with KQJ and four kings, queens and jacks with AKQJ fifth card. This version is also known as Aces and Faces.
9/6 Double Double Jackpot Poker: which is the better play, pays 1 for 2 pair, four aces pay 800, four kings queens and jacks pay 400. Again, extra bonus points are awarded for a certain fifth card with four aces, kings, queens and/or jacks.
Keep in mind that because of the higher payouts for top hands, the pair and two pair pays are often the same--1 coin rather than 2 plus other paying hands like straights and flushes are reduced.
Because Double Bonus versions that pay 2 for 2 pair are difficult to find and the majority offer the same for 2 pair as 1 pair, this will cost the player nearly 13% more.
In addition, versions offering increased 4/kind payoffs require a larger bankroll.
Now that it has been determined which are the better Bonus VP versions to play, the hunt to locate them is much easier.
Rather than peering at each pay schedule searching for a 10/7 game, (for example), you can now scan the front of the machine or the main menu on a multi-game for the words ‘Double Bonus’. Then, check that the flush/full house payouts are indeed full pay.
Until we meet again, may all your VP choices turn out to be ‘royalty’?
(Gayle Mitchell is author of Casino Gambling Made Easier books, E-Books, booklets & Slots Trilogy. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed)