VideoPoker Game Terms,
part 2 continues
with these unique terms for these strategy games: Cowboys, Dirty Royal,
Double Up, Kickers, Deuces
Wild Video Poker and Multiplay.
Part 2 concludes with Extra Video Poker Quiz Questions.
VideoPoker Game Terms: C
VideoPoker Game Terms: D
Cards: deals/draws are going your way. A very good
- Complete Hand:
term for straight, flush, full house, quad
and/or straight flush combination.
jargon for Kings
paid for winning hands or an initial bet placed
and displayed on the credit meter.
mathematical possibility of receiving the top jackpot of a royal flush.
Example=Royal occurs approx. every 40,000 hands for Jack+ 9/6 VP
VideoPoker Game Terms: E
Button: press for replacement cards not held
during play or to deal new hand.
VP games, except Deuces Wild, are referenced by the full house and
flush payout for one coin. Example=9-6 Jack+ game pays 9-for-1 for full
houses and 6-for-1 for flushes. Deuces Wild 9-5 refers to straight
flush and 4-of-a-kind payouts.
most VP slots offer several denominations
options, from nickels to $25.
- Deuces Wild Video Poker:
4 Deuces pays 1000 coins for this version.
- Dirty Royal:
jargon for royal with 1 or more Deuces, payout is lower.
cards tossed in search of a better hand.
- Double Bonus
VP: 10/7 versions pays 50 coins for a full
house with max. coin in play.
- Double Double
Bonus VP: 4 aces with 2, 3 or 4 kicker pays
Inside Straight Flush: three cards in the same suit with
two gaps where
two cards will complete a straight flush, example=7c, 9c, 10c, 3d, 4h.
- Double Up:
side bet option to double credits for a winning
hand. You must draw a higher card than displayed to win.
VideoPoker Game Terms: F
Value or EV: average return expected with optimal
Example=Jacks+ choice between 4 cards dealt for a possible straight and
at the same time, 4 cards dealt for a possible flush. You would choose
the 4 cards to a flush as the expected value is higher.
Strategy: method of deciding which cards to hold and which
for each VP version considering the best chance of winning the hand.
VideoPoker Game Terms: H
jargon for Jacks
- Flush (fl):
five cards all the same suit—clubs, spades,
hearts or diamonds.
- Four of a
kind or Quad: four cards of the same
denomination. Example=4 aces.
- Four Card
Flush: four cards of the same suit in a VP hand,
- Four Card
Inside Straight: four cards in any suit with one
or two gaps. Example=6-8-9-10-Q.
Card Inside Straight Flush: four cards of the same suit
with one gap
wherein 1 card will complete a straight flush, example=7c, 8c, 10c, Jc,
- Four Card
Royal Flush: four cards in the same suit where
one card will complete a royal flush, example=10c-Jc-Qc-Kc-7d.
Card Straight: four cards not in the same suit in
with both ends open. One card (6 or J) will complete a straight with
7c, 8s, 9h, 10d.
Straight Flush: four cards in the
same suit in consecutive order with both ends open. One card (6 or J)
will complete a straight flush with 7c, 8c, 9c, 10c.
- Full House
(fh): hand containing three of a kind and a
- Full-pay VP
(fp): game that displays the best pay table.
500/games/hour is an average for VP
VideoPoker Game Terms: M
five cards as dealt or held constitute your hand.
- High Card:
refers to jack, queen, king or ace. Most VP
games will return your bet for a pair of jacks or better.
- Hold Button:
pressed for each card you choose to hold for
that particular hand.
Straight: completed with one card only, example=Dealt 6,
7, 9, 10 where
only the 8 can produce a winning hand. This is a good bet if completing
a straight flush or royal.
- Jacks or
Better/Jacks+VP: 2 pair pays 2 coins or 10 coins
when max. coin in play.
- Joker Wild VP:
5 of a kind usually pay 1000 coins. The wild
joker is required to complete this winning hand.
fifth card held or dealt that pays additional credits with 4-of-a-kind.
Example=2, 3, or 4 with four aces in Double Double bonus poker.
holding an additional high card with a small pair.
jargon for Queens
Bet Button: pressed when you bet the maximum coins for a
a 5-coin bet. If you choose not to play max. coin, you will not qualify
for the larger jackpots.
Payout: if you bet 5 coins
for each VP hand, all winning hands are paid out multiplied by a factor
of five, except for the royal flush. Royals offer a higher
of usually 4000 coins as a bonus reward for playing max
VP slots where you can play 3, 5, 10 or up to
100 hands at one time.
or 8-5: definitions used to describe VP versions.
Jacks+ is full pay while 8/5 Jacks+ describes a short/partial pay
version of these strategy games.
- Optimal Play:
combination of maximum coins in play plus strategy techniques utilized
for that specific version with a full-pay VP table.
Straight or Straight Flush: completed with two possible
example=dealt 6, 7, 8, 9 where a 10 or 5 will produce a winning hand.
Poker Quiz Extra at VideoPoker Game Terms
1) Which two Video Poker specific payouts determine a full-pay Deuces
Wild VP Version?
A. Full House and Flush.
B. Full House and Quad (4-of-a-kind).
C. Straight Flush and Quad (4-of-a-kind).
1) C. The full-pay Deuces Wild VP version is determined by the payouts
for Straight Flush and Quads.
The Deuces Wild version of 9/5 is usually considered full-pay,
therefore when playing maximum coin of 5, a Straight Flush will pay 45
and a Quad will pay 25 coins.
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