Video Poker Help

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Lobby

After launching the application you will encounter the main Lobby window. It's divided into your profile information and available rooms section. You must log in before joining any room or game.

Getting Started

After joining a room you have several options:

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Video Poker Helper

  • Jackpot
    At the top of the window you can find information about the Jackpot, special bonuses available for VIP and GOLD players. The Jackpot is common to all machines so you can win it in any of the games.
  • Players list
    A players list is available on the right side in the “Lobby” window. You can sort the list by several different criteria (e.g. by nicknames). You can get basic information about a player clicking on his/her nickname. By clicking the arrow icon near the player's nickname you can open a scrollable list with multiple options: private chat, add to friends/ignore list, see the friend's full profile or invite him/her into the game.

Personal options

  • Hide chat panel - you can turn off the chat to get a better view
  • Players in room - by clicking this icon you open the players list
  • Turn the sound off

Chat

In chat window you can see what other players are writing in the main lobby of the particular room you are currently in. To see your private messages sent by other users (friends) just click the Player tab located next to the Lobby tab. You can also use 'Report abuse' (when somebody breaks rules) and the 'Set most frequently' options to improve your chat.

What's better than playing authentic video poker with nine of the hottest paytables available?

Playing multiple hands at the same time for even more chances to win big!

9 Video Poker Paytables in 1 Game

Five Play Draw Poker provides a rich selection of the most popular video poker paytables:

Jacks or BetterThe most well-known version of Video Poker. Wins start with a pair of Jacks.
Bonus PokerHigher 4-of-a-Kind pays for low-cards and aces.
Bonus Poker DeluxeSimplest of the higher volatility games with higher wins on all 4-of-a-Kind hands.
Double Bonus PokerThree groups of even bigger 4-of-a-Kind wins.
Double Double Bonus PokerAdditional 4-of-a-Kind win groups with kickers make this a popular high-volatility choice.
Triple Double Bonus PokerHighest volatility game with 4-of-a-Kind kickers that can pay as much as a Royal Flush.
Deuces WildAll 2s are wild, offering loads of action in this wildly popular game.
Deuces Wild BonusAll 2s are wild, plus special 4-of-a-Kind and 5-of-a-Kind wins.
Joker PokerA wild Joker added to the deck opens up new ways to win.

Play Multiple Hands Concurrently

Five Play Draw Poker offers five hands of Video Poker action with each play.

Press DEAL to start the game. Hold any or all of the five face-up cards in the bottom hand by clicking on them or using the keyboard shortcuts 1, 2, 3, 4, and/or 5. Held cards appear face-up in all five hands.

Press DRAW to receive replacement cards in all active hands. Replacement cards are dealt from one separate deck for each hand, excluding the five initially dealt cards. Winning hands are then paid according to the paytable. Win amounts are paid based on the ending hand.

Cards are dealt from one deck of 52 standard playing cards per hand, shuffled for each game. For Joker Poker only, cards are dealt from one deck of 52 standard playing cards, plus one Joker.

How to Play

In Video Poker, the goal is to build the best hand possible relative to the paytable.

Paytable Selection:

  • Press the desired video poker paytable button on the paytable selection screen.
  • Press MORE GAMES within a game to return to paytable selection screen.

Betting:

  • Press BET UP or BET DOWN to select the preferred stake
  • Five hands of video poker are played with each game.
  • 'BET PER HAND' shown at the bottom of the screen indicates the bet placed on each hand.
  • All hands are played at the same 'BET PER HAND'.
  • 'TOTAL BET' shown below the first hand indicates the total bet covering all hands.

Ways to HOLD/UNHOLD:

  • Press one card at a time
  • Press and drag across cards
  • Press keys 1, 2, 3, 4, and/or 5 (enable in Options)

Ways to DEAL:

  • Press DEAL
  • Press SPACE bar (enable in Options)

Ways to DRAW:

  • Press DRAW
  • Press SPACE bar (enable in Options)

Video Poker Outcome Types

HandDescriptionExample
Royal Flush10, J, Q, K, A of one suit10S–JS–QS–KS–AS
Straight Flush5 cards of consecutive ranks in one suitAC–2C–3C–4C–5C
5 of a Kind5 cards of one rankWild–8C–8D–8H–8S
4 of a Kind4 cards of one rank9C–9D–9S–9H–3C
Full House3 cards of one rank, 2 cards of another rankAH–AC–AS–8D–8H
Flush5 cards of one suit8H–9H–2H–JH–AH
Straight5 cards of consecutive ranks3H–4H–5S–6D–7D
3 of a Kind3 cards of one rank6S–6D–6C–AD–JC
2 Pair2 cards of one rank, 2 cards of another rank9D–9H–7H–7S–4D
Kings or Better2 cards of one rank (K, or A)KD–KC–5C–4S–2H
Jacks or Better2 cards of one rank (J, Q, K, or A)JD–JC–9H–8C–2S

Notes:Einstein roulette quote.

  • Card order does not matter.
  • Ace can be treated as lowest rank to complete a straight (e.g., A-2-3-4-5).
  • Ace can be treated as highest rank to complete a straight (e.g., 10-J-Q-K-A).
  • 5 of a Kind requires at least 1 Wild card in the hand.
  • Only highest paying outcome paid per hand.
  • Different paytables can have different minimum rankings for which prizes are paid (e.g., the lowest winning outcome in Deuces Wild is 3 of a Kind).

Wild Cards

Some paytables are based on the use of one or more wild cards:

  • In Deuces Wild and Deuces Wild Bonus, each of the four cards with the rank of '2' is wild.
  • In Joker Poker, the single Joker card added to each deck in each game is wild.
  • A given wild card can substitute for any other card to form the highest paying outcome.
  • In Deuces Wild and Deuces Wild Bonus, the wild can be evaluated as a regular '2' if that maximizes the outcome (e.g., for the hand AC-2H-3C-4C-5C, the wild card is evaluated as a 2C in order to form a straight flush – the highest outcome possible for that hand).
  • Certain paytables pay a different award amount for a Royal Flush based on whether or not the hand contains any wild cards – see paytable for details.
  • Dealt wild cards are not automatically held.
  • A given wild card in the deck is equally as likely to be dealt as any other remaining card.

See Pays / Options

Press SEE PAYS on the bottom of game screen to access:

  • Options
  • Award pay information
  • Game play information

PAYTABLE

The paytable indicates the award value for each winning outcome. The award values are shown in currency and for each available bet amount. When initially loaded, the paytable page highlights the awards associated with the current bet amount. To see awards for other bet sizes, press the UP button or the DOWN button. Changing the example bet size in the paytable screen does not change the active wager.

OPTIONS

Speed

Select speed of deal and draw animations.

Keyboard Functionality

Enable or disable use of the SPACE bar to deal and draw cards. Press keys 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 to HOLD/UNHOLD.

Change Background Colour

Change the background colour of the game.

Rules

Misuse or malfunction voids all pays and plays.

Only highest winner paid per hand.

Video Poker Helper Chart

Wins from two or more hands are added to the total amount paid.

If a Royal Flush (no wilds) is dealt on the initial deal, all cards are automatically held, and the Royal Flush win is paid for all hands.

If any other winning hand is dealt on the initial deal, no cards are automatically held.

Wins are shown in currency and are based on the size of the bet per hand.

Additional Information

Expected Payback

In accordance with fair gaming practices required in most legal jurisdictions worldwide, all cards come from a fair deck that has been randomly shuffled. Thus every card remaining in a given deck is equally likely to be the next card dealt.

The expected payback reflects the theoretical return across a very large number of plays by numerous players over an extended period of time. The SEE PAYS associated with each video poker paytable displays the expected payback for that specific paytable. The results for any given player over a play session can vary widely from this long-term, expected average in either direction. The fewer the number of games played, the wider the normal variance of actual payback that may be experienced.

The expected payback value is also based upon correct player choices for any game that involves main game and/or bonus game play strategy.

Transaction History

Outcomes of prior cash-play hands available in player history indicate:

  • Per-hand wager
  • Total amount wagered per game (all hands combined)
  • Initial 5 cards dealt to base hand
  • Cards held in all hands
  • Final cards for each hand
  • Award type / win amount for each winning hand (if any)
  • Total win amount (if any) per game
In the case of a dealt Royal Flush that is automatically held and awarded, the Transaction History only shows:
  • Total wager
  • Initial 5 cards dealt to base hand
  • Total win amount

The base hand, which is the lowest hand on the playfield, is labelled Hand 1. Remaining hands are labelled based on position, from bottom to top.

The maximum win from a single game is $400,000

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Last modification date: 1/22/2021