Video Poker Other Choices

by Gayle Mitchell

This Video Poker Other Choices lesson at Learn to Play Video Poker describes the growing list of VP versions available online and at land based casinos.
There is no shortage of innovative pay schedules and options in VP land and that is a good thing. 

Below find a chart for Video Poker online with the software provider.
I have selected versions that have more than 99% overall return with optimum strategy and maximum coin in play. 
The reason that these video poker other versions are listed here is that the total return is often better than any land-based casinos.

Video Poker
Other Choices


Software by

Pick ‘em


Real Time Gaming

All Amererican



Aces-Faces (1,4,10,50)


Microgaming, Playtech, OddsON

Bonus Spades


Unified Gaming

Double Bonus


Cryptologic, Net Entertainment



Microgaming, Boss Media

Land-based Video Poker Other Versions:
Ten Video Poker other choices with a short description follow: 

1) Draw 6 Poker: The unusual twist here is that your get three extra cards, not two when you are dealt 3 of a kind.

2) Going for Fours: With a dealt 3 of a kind, you decide whether to pay additional coins to draw more cards. The amount of your bet is determined by the value of the possible 4 of a kind.

3) Back It Up Poker. When you have four of a kind or a straight flush in one hand, the next hand will payout fives times the normal credits if you repeat.

4) Bonus Hand Poker: A dealt hand of straights, flushes and 4 of a kind will get you three extra hands afterward. The payment for this extra play is a reduced pay schedule for 3 of a kind of 10 coins rather than the usual 15.

5) Ace Invaders: Similar to Triple Play with a twist. The similar part is the bottom line deal while the top two lines are played with no draw and a full 52-card deck for each.
The fun part is that aces at the top can be matched with the bottom two lines for bonus credits.

6) Five Play Multi Strike: If you like Multi Strike, you will love this Five Play version with an added incentive of climbing to the top line approximately every second game as opposed to every eight hands with the original single payline version.

7) Big Times Draw Poker
: A multiplier is an integral part of this game available in Triple, Five and Ten Play at a wager of 10 coins/line. Each line includes a multiplier ranging from 1-10X triggered by the highest-ranking card in the hand.
It’s interesting to note that face cards rank higher than the low-end ace receiving a 1 multiplier, while a full house or quad with kicker rewards with a 10 multiplier.

8) Hold ‘em Challenge:
is a slot version of the popular poker game seen regularly on your TV screen.

9) Multi-Pay Plus Poker. This game set offers eight poker games including traditional games such as Joker Poker, Jacks or Better Poker and Double Double Bonus Poker plus a unique proprietary game developed by Williams Slot Mfg. named Flush Fortune.

10) Max Out Poker: is my favorite on this list. You play eight coins on this 4-line version, five coins for the bottom line and 1 coin each for the top three lines.
The bottom line will pay for pairs and/or three of a kind for Deuces version.
However, with the top three lines, you aren’t paid for pairs, but the ‘top-heavy’ payouts are found with increased coin for quads, straight flushes and royals.
The change in strategy will correspond to the higher pays for top three lines as above.
You will hold three parts of a straight flush vs. a pair, three parts of a royal vs. a pair, three of a kind vs. four parts of a straight.
Optimum play requires that you reach as often as possible for the higher payouts while paying attention to the schedules for the top three lines.

Speaking of paytables, there is a wide variety of Video Poker other versions offered for Max Out Poker and I have compiled a list of the top 10 versions that will determine your choice for this exciting game.

                VP Max Payout Schedule Return==Avg. Pay 

1)             Bonus Poker Deluxe 9/6==100.14%
2)             Super Aces Bonus Poker 8/5==100.09%
3)             Deuces Wild Poker 25/16/10/4==100.01%
4)             Jacks + 9/6== 99.97%
5)             Super Double Double Bonus 8/5==99.94%
6)             White Hot Aces 9/5==99.86%
7)             Joker Poker 7/5 Kings+ (18 for quad)==99.59%
8)             Bonus Poker 8/5==99.48%
9)             Double Bonus Poker 9/7/5==99.35%
10)           Double Double Bonus9/6/4==99.29%

Deuces Wild Strategy: If dealt five of a kind with 3 Deuces, keep only the Deuces.
Note: The Max Payout percentage is maintained with max. coins per hand at a ‘full-pay’ machine with optimum strategy.

This is your cue to begin your VP other choices journey.

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