VIDEO POKER

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VIDEO POKER

12.1

Introduction to Video Poker

The object of the game is to obtain the best Poker hand. The commonly accepted standard Poker Hands are provided for easy reference in Table 2.

Over a long period of time, the game is likely to average a return to the Player of 98.44% of the total bets made.

12.2

Participation Instructions and Bet Options

To begin play, left-click on the bet one button in order to bet one coin at a time with each click, or left-click on the max bet button to bet the maximum permissible coins (5) for the game.

As soon as the bet has been placed, left-click on DEAL to start the game. Five cards are selected from a deck of 52 cards. The card selection is completely random, therefore all cards have the same chance of being dealt. The Player’s five cards are then displayed face up on the game screen.

After the cards are dealt, the Player is given the opportunity to hold or discard any or all of the five cards. HOLD buttons are displayed below each card on the screen for this purpose. Left-click on the HOLD button(s) which are below the card(s) that is(are) to be retained. All other cards will be replaced.

If the Player Holds a card in error, they can easily correct the mistake by another left-click on the HOLD button. This action will deselect the Hold, but must be done before proceeding to the next step.

Left-click on the DEAL button and the system will replace the card(s) that were discarded with the same number of new cards. As always the card selection process is completely random. The new cards are displayed face up, together with the cards that were previously selected. The system will then automatically analyse the Player’s hand. The Player will be advised of the highest winning card combination according to the Poker hands in Table 2. When the Player wins, their account will be automatically credited. The hand is now finished and the Player can start a new hand.

The game of Deuces Wild is played from a standard 52-card deck. All of the 2-value cards are wild cards. The Player needs a hand that contains at least three of a kind in order to win.

There is one deck of cards in the shoe and it is shuffled at the start of every game.

12.3

Payout Odds

The maximum and minimum bet limits will only be displayed within the Gaming Rules Menu of this Game after the Player has logged in.

12.4

Payouts

For some of the hands, the payouts for each coin bet may vary from one game to another. This is due to the fact that using wild cards affects the change of a particular hand occurring and the COINS PAID (per coin bet) has been modified accordingly.

Table 1 - Game Payouts (Winning credits per bet)
  1 Bet 2 Bets 3 Bets 4 Bets 5 Bets
Three of a Kind 1 2 3 4 5
Straight 2 4 6 8 10
Flush 2 4 6 8 10
Full House 3 6 9 12 15
Four of a Kind 5 10 15 20 25
Straight Flush 9 18 27 36 45
Five of a Kind 15 30 45 60 75
Royal Flush 25 50 75 100 125
Four Deuces 200 400 600 800 1000

12.5

Card Values

Cards values are ranked as follows from highest to lowest: A K Q J 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 A. Note that A (Ace) can be high as in the sequence A-K-Q-J-10, or low as in the sequence 5-4-3-2-A.

12.6

Poker Hands

Table 2 outlines each Poker hand in order of rank as defined by Hoyle and commonly practiced throughout the world.

Table 2 - Poker hands
Hand Definitions Example
Five of a Kind Five cards of the same value utilizing a wild card (W). 8-8-8-8-W
Royal Flush The highest ranked five-card sequence, all of the same suit. A-K-Q-J-10
Straight Flush Five cards in consecutive sequence, all of the same suit 4-5-6-7-8
Four of a Kind Four cards of same value plus one card of any other unmatched value. 8-8-8-8-2
Full House Three cards of the same value plus two cards of any other same value. 8-8-8-2-2
Flush Five cards of any value, all of same suit. 2-8-4-3-9
Straight Five cards in a consecutive sequence, not of same suit. 4-5-6-7-8
Three of a Kind Three cards of the same value plus two cards of any other unmatched values 8-8-8-3-4
Two Pair Two cards of the same value plus two cards of any other same value plus one card of a yet another unmatched value. 8-8-2-2-4
One Pair (Jacks or better) Two cards of the same value plus three cards all of other unmatched values. J-J-2-8-4