Video Poker Strategy, Games Terms
This part of the glossary includes these distinctive terms: Penalty
Card, Quad, Rainbow, Trips and X.
Part 3 concludes with Newer Video Poker Games Reviews.
Video Poker Strategy, Games Terms: P
Video Poker Strategy, Games Terms: Q -
- Pat Hand:
winning hand is dealt with five initial cards.
Whoopee, collect those credits.
Percentages: % of how much a game will give back to the
player in the
long run given expert strategy. 9/6 Jacks+=99.5% game means that if you
make expert plays, the most likely result is that you will get back
$995 of every $1,000 you wager.
number of coins or
credits paid for a winning hand expressed as ‘one-coin’ payout.
Multiply by 5 for total payout for max coin play. Example=Jacks+ full
house=9 for 1 or 45 coins total.
- Payout Table:
posted at each
VP machine. This table displays payouts for each winning hand to
correspond with number of coins bet. Example=Jacks+ full house=9 for 1
coin, 18 for 2, 27 for 3, 36 for 4 and 45 for 5 max. coin bet.
- Payout Table
- Pair--Jacks or Better=returns the bet.
- Two pair (2 pr)=pays 2-1
- Three-of-a-kind (3/kind)=pays 3-1
- Straight (st) (sequence, not same suit)=pays 4-1
- Flush (fl) (non-sequential, same suit)=pays 6-1
- Full house (fh) (3 of a kind and pair)=pays 9-1
- Four-of-a-kind (quad)=pays 25-1
- Straight flush (sf) (in seq., same suit)=pays 50-1
flush (rf)=pays 250-1--except with max. coins, pays 4000.
Card: term for card received on the
initial deal that, if
would decrease the odds of drawing flushes or straights. Example=keep
king and queen of diamonds and discard the 2 of diamonds; the 2 is a
penalty card because it is a potential piece of a diamond flush that is
no longer available to you.
- Pick ‘em
Poker VP: pair of 9’s or
better=min. payout. Two cards are displayed along with 2 stacks of 3
cards with 1 card visible=total 4 cards displayed. Choose one stack of
three cards to complete a 5-card hand.
VP game that returns 100%+ for optimum play over the long term. PE is
also achieved when combined with cashback and/or comps.
Video Poker: offers growing jackpots dependent upon amount
played through the linked VP bank/carousel. When either jackpot wins,
values are reset to minimums for each. Max coin play is mandatory here.
Video Poker Strategy, Games Terms: S -
jargon for four-of-a-kind.
jargon for several cards of different suits.
VP slots draw cards are selected at random from a single deck of 52
cards (53 for Jokers Wild). Each subsequent hand is shuffled utilizing
52 cards and dealt randomly.
in order from top
poker hand down is royal flush, straight flush, four of a kind, full
house, flush, straight, three of a kind, two pair, one pair or jacks or
Number Generator: computer program for VP
slots which sequences through a series of numbers that corresponds to
the results of a single game.
- Royal Flush:
top payout for ace, king, queen, jack and ten
of the same suit in any order with no wild cards. Whoopee!
Flush Sequential: must be in order from left or right for
games offering a separate and much higher jackpot. AKQJT or TJQKA.
- Royal Flush
Wild: formed with wild card(s).
Example=Joker royal and/or Deuces royal.
Video Poker Strategy, Games Terms: V -
Pay Tables: return fewer coins than a
full-pay VP for certain
hands. Example=8 coins for
a full house rather than 9 coins for full-pay machine.
- Straight (st):
sequence of five cards not of the same suit.
Flush (sf): sequence of 5 cards of the same suit.
Example=All clubs 4-5-6-7-8.
learned technique/methods of playing individual
hands determined by the VP paytable and version.
- Video Poker Strategy
Cards: hand-held printed card used to play
individual hands of VP games. Recommended as wise video poker
four suits comprise a non-wild deck of 52 cards:
clubs, spades, hearts and diamonds.
- Super Aces
VP/All Aces Online: four aces pays 2000. No
kicker required. Super, indeed!
- Super Double
Bonus VP: Quad K, Q & J’s pay 600,
- Tens or
Better VP (10+): pair of tens or better is the
minimum payout for this game.
- Three of a
Kind (3/kind): hand with 3 cards of the same
jargon for three-of-a-kind. Example=AAA.
- Two Pairs
(2pr): hand with two pairs. Example is AA22.
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Video Poker Strategy, Games Terms
Tournament: promotional event where players vie for cash
racking up the highest number of credits for play within a specific
abbreviation for video poker.
- Wild Card:
to complete a winning hand. Two popular VP versions are Deuces Wild=4
twos and Jokers Wild=1 wild, but there are other versions with up to 4
Jokers, although.playing 1 Joker Wild is the better video poker
- Wild Royal:
hand with a wild card(s) to form a royal flush.
Example=Deuces or Joker.
- Winning Hand:
any hand where you receive credits.
Example=pair of Jacks or three-of-a-kind in Deuces that return your
symbol that designates a multiplier times payout amount for VP hands.
Max. coin return is calculated at 5X single coin bet. Example: Jacks+
full house =9X5=45 coin win.
for a list of all newer IGT and WMS Gaming VP versions
IGT has always been the king
of video poker titles and these 4 game reviews
These are newer VP versions added to the IGT line-up. Game Title,
features and reviews follow:
1) 7 Card Stud
Poker=10 Hand: Multi-Hand
Features: 10 chances to make
the best hand with the same
seven player-chosen cards.There is a near
miss Royal Flush award of 20X the bet and
a refund if no win is possible with the 10 original cards
2) Ultimate 4 of a Kind Bonus Poker:
Features: For a 4-of-a-kind or
quad hand, there is a
buy-a-pay bonus that rewards those wins. With the bonus, 53 cards are
face down - a standard deck plus one joker.
You are prompted to select 1, 2 or
3 cards, depending on the rank of the initiating 4-of-a-kind. A dealt
4-of-a-kind awards one additional pick. You win the total number of
accumulated through all picks unless the joker is revealed, in which
total bonus win jumps to 3,996 credits, ending the bonus.
3) Mid Play Poker: Single-Hand
Features: This VP version
gives the option to wager on up to
three additional hands on the draw. Players target desired Mid Play
by holding appropriate cards to match. A total of up to four possible
combinations=one additional credit. Wager up to 20 credits on side bet.
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Strategy, Games Terms, you can return to Casino gamerisms
Features: Buy-a-pay bonus
feature: wager one extra credit
per hand to qualify. Bonus feature awards higher random jackpot amounts
flush through straight flush categories. Random jackpot amounts change
with every hand.
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