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Video Poker Strategy

Double Double Bonus Poker machine

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Below is a proper basic strategy chart for a video poker machine with a minimum payout for a pair of Jacks or better which pays 9 coins for a full house and 6 coins for a flush plus bonus payouts for four 2's, 3's or 4's and Aces as well as four Aces with a 2, 3 or 4 and four 2's, 3's or 4's with an Ace. The Expected Value column on the right is the mathematically computed number that represents what you can expect to win in the long run based on the initial five cards dealt when playing five coins. Players should always choose the highest expected value for every hand and draw replacement cards accordingly.

Cards Held

Discard

Hand

Expected Value

5

0

Royal Flush

4000.00

5

0

Four Aces with 2, 3 or 4

2000.00

4

1

Four Aces

1106.38

5

0

Four 2's, 3's or 4's with Ace

800.00

4

1

Four 2's, 3's or 4's

502.13

4

1

Four 5's through Kings

250.00

5

0

Straight Flush

250.00

4

1

4 Card Royal

92.13

3

2

Three Aces

61.36

5

0

Full House

45.00

3

2

Three 2's, 3's or 4's

36.94

5

0

Flush

30.00

3

2

Three 5's through Kings

26.86

5

0

Straight

20.00

4

1

4 Card Straight Flush - open both ends

17.14

4

1

4 Card Straight Flush - inside draw

11.15

2

3

Pair of Aces

9.43

4

1

Two Pair

8.40

3

2

3 Card Royal

7.27

2

3

Pair of Jacks, Queens or Kings

7.24

4

1

4 Card Flush

6.22

4

1

Ten, Jack, Queen and King any suit

4.36

2

3

Pair of 2's, 3's or 4's

4.33

2

3

Pair of 5's through 10's

3.67

3

2

3 Card Straight Flush - sequential order

3.54

3

2

3 Card Straight Flush - non sequential order

3.05

2

3

2 Card Royal

2.80

4

1

4 Card Straight - non sequential - 3 high cards

2.66

3

2

3 High Cards - Jack through King

2.45

2

3

2 High Cards - Jack through King

2.33

1

4

1 High Card - Ten through Ace

2.11

0

5

Nothing

1.62

 

 

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