This Video Poker
Glossary is divided into 3 parts that includes an Introduction.
Video Poker Games, technically slot machines, are categorized as
strategy games at gamerisms. This glossary describes most of the VP
versions available online and off.
Video Poker or VP strategy games require knowledge of paytable
schedules to determine the more profitable versions to play and optimum
strategy for each hand.
The first part or Introduction describes video poker paytables, top 10
versions and continues with the letters A-B of the video poker games
Video Poker Games
The first rule to play video poker
is for players to learn about
paytables that will establish the best versions to play.
All VP payoffs are listed on the payout schedule at each machine.
Paytables display how many coins are returned when you hit a certain
hand playing 1 single coin or any number of coins to the max.
Example: for Jacks or Better, locate the 1 coin payouts listed on the
far left side.
Scan down to the full house and flush. How many coins are paid for each
under 1 coin?
The best version pays 9 coins for a full house and 6 coins for a flush
and is a 9/6, ‘full-pay’ Jacks or Better game. Any lesser paytable is
considered a ‘short-pay’ and the overall return is reduced.
Secondly, enthusiastic players should learn optimum strategy for each
hand of a particular VP version in order to receive maximum overall
Video Poker Games
Glossary: Top 10
Listed below are the Top 10 VP versions based on players’ preferences
and availability in casinos online and land-based.
1) 10/4 Loose Deuces
2) 9/5 Deuces Wild
3) 7/5 Jokers Wild. 5 kind pays 1000. Quad pays 100. Pair Kings+ is the
4) 9/6 Double Double Jackpot Poker, also known as Aces & Faces
5) 10/7 Double Bonus, 2 pair pays 1.
6) 18/15 Pick ‘Em Poker pays 90 and 75 coins for full house and flush
7) 9/6 Jacks+, 2 pair pays 2 or 10 with max. coin in play.
8) 8/5 Jacks+ Bonus: 2 pair pays 2 or 10 with max. coin in play.
9) 9/6 Double Double Bonus
10) 9/5 Triple Double Bonus. Four Aces with 2, 3 or 4 kicker pays same
as Royal Flush.
The first two numbers for the video poker versions above reflect the
payouts for a full house and flush as per one coin payout.
Thus, the video poker term, 10/7 Bonus VP, see version #5 means the
payout would be 10 coins for a full house and 7 coins for a flush for a
Exception: Deuces Wild versions--#1 and #2, reflect the payouts for a
straight flush and 4 of a kind as per one coin payout.
The best payouts for VP strategy games are achieved by a combination of
maximum coins in play, full-pay schedules and optimum strategy.
Video Poker Games
Glossary: A - B
Poker Games Glossary for Strategy Games is followed by terms C – O
Poker, Part 3
- Aces with a
Kicker: bonus credits are awarded for quad aces
with a specific fifth card.
- Aces and
Faces VP: bonus credits for Aces, Kings, Queens
- All American
VP: straight flush pays 1000 coins for this
- Basic VP:
single payline VP game using one 52-card deck.
Unlike progressives, basic VP has a constant top jackpot payout.
Example=4000 coins for royal flush.
- Bet Max:
to bet the max coins, usually 5, for each
play/spin at these strategy games. The best payouts occur when the
maximum bet is wagered. If you want to receive full value for
your VP play, this is the best strategy.
- Bet 1 Button:
pressed when betting less than max coin.
Press 1 for 1 coin, 2 for 2 coin, etc.
jargon for a full house. Example=3 Kings, 2 Queens.
4-of-a-kind: pays bonus credits for certain quads
and/or certain quads with a specific fifth card. Example: Bonus
poker=400 credits for 4 aces or Double Double Bonus Poker=2000 credits
for 4 aces with a 2, 3 or 4 kicker.
- Bonus Deluxe
VP: any quad pays 400.
- Bonus Deuces
9/4 VP: payout of 2000 for 4 deuces with an
ace as the fifth card plus higher coin for five 3’s, 4’s and 5’s.
- Bonus Jacks+
VP: 2 pair pays 2, four aces pays 400.