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Video Poker (multi-hand)


Rule Authority:

InterCasino Multi-Hand Video Poker is played and programmed according to Atlantic City Poker rules.
Authority: New Jersey Casino Control Commission. Rule Exception: None.

Premise: An InterCasino Multi-Hand Video Poker machine operates like any Video Poker machine found in the casinos throughout the world. Players may play up to ten hands at the same time, and are dealt five cards per hand. The objective is to make the best poker hand possible by holding cards.

One difference, which is greatly favorable for the player, is that you can switch your bet from $0.10 to $5 a game without changing to another machine.

A 52-card deck is used (53 for Joker Poker) for each hand played and is reshuffled after each hand. The different combinations and their respective payoffs for each machine are shown in the Payoff section below. One more variation is the Double Up feature that allows players to double any winnings in a simple "double or nothing" bet at the end of their hand.

How to Play:

To begin playing Multi-Hand Video Poker select which coin denomination you wish to play - $0.10, $0.25, $0.50, $1, $2, or $5. To increase or decrease denominations, please click on the "right arrow" or "left arrow" buttons, respectively, at the top of the Multi-Hand Video Poker machine.

Once you have selected your coin denomination, you need to select the size of your bet. You may click on the "Bet One" button up to the amount of coins you would like to play to a maximum of 5 coins. If you would like to play with the maximum amount of coins (5), you may alternatively choose to simply click the "Bet Max" button.

When you are ready, click on the "Deal" button to distribute the cards. You will be given 5 cards.

The machine uses a 52 card deck (53 for Joker Poker) for each hand played, which is played fresh after each hand.

Hold onto the card(s) that you need in order to achieve the highest ranked poker hand possible. You may hold cards by simply clicking on them. When you do so, the held cards will be displayed with the word HOLD on them. Once you have selected a given amount of cards to hold, click on the "Draw" button. The cards that were not marked HOLD will be replaced. If after this replacement you have any combination of cards that qualifies for a payout, your credit will be increased by the amount of coins shown in the Paid field.

Double Up:

If you have qualified for a payout, the Double Up button will become active. The Double-Up feature offers users the ability to bet their winnings in a simple proposition bet. If the card drawn by player is higher than the card drawn by the dealer, player doubles his winnings. If the cards are the same nothing happens. You can continue to play this double up feature as long as you continue to win.

To change the type of Video Poker machine you are playing, click on "Games" in the menu bar and select the game you would like to play. When you change the game type, your credit and coin denominations will not change.

Note:
You can only change the Video Poker machines when your hand is finished, i.e. when the BET buttons are active.

Progressive Jackpot Games:

The following games offer a progressive jackpot: 25� Super Jackpot and $1 Super Jackpot. Unlike regular video poker games, progressive video poker games operate on a fixed denomination. So, if you are playing 25� Super Jackpot and you would like to switch to $1 Super Jackpot, you need to exit the 25� Super Jackpot game and then enter the $1 Super Jackpot game. If you are playing a regular video poker game for $2 or $5 and then switch to a progressive video poker game, the denomination and Credits will change to the match the denomination of the game selected. The top payout on a progressive jackpot machine is not fixed as in regular video poker games. The Jackpot value starts from 1250 coins and grows each time anybody makes a bet.

Payoffs:

Currently you can choose any of 7 Video Poker games. The different games and their respective payouts are described below.

Jacks or Better

Jacks or Better indicates that a pair pays off only if the cards in the pair are Jacks, Queens, Kings, or Aces. A lower pair does not pay off.

Hand Payoff
Jacks or Better 1 to 1
Two Pairs 2 to 1
Three of a Kind 3 to 1
Straight 4 to 1
Flush 6 to 1
Full House 9 to 1
Four of a Kind 20 to 1
Straight Flush 40 to 1
Royal Flush 250 to 1
(5 coin bet 800 to 1)


Joker Poker

Hand Payoff
Kings or Better 1 to 1
Two Pairs 1 to 1
Three of a Kind 2 to 1
Straight 3 to 1
Flush 5 to 1
Full House 8 to 1
Four of a Kind 15 to 1
Straight Flush 50 to 1
Wild Royal Flush 100 to 1
Five of a Kind 200 to 1
Royal Flush 400 to 1
(5 coin bet 800 to 1)


All American Poker

Hand Payoff
Jacks or Better 1 to 1
Two Pair 1 to 1
Three of a Kind 3 to 1
Straight 8 to 1
Flush 8 to 1
Full House 8 to 1
Four of a Kind 35 to 1
Straight Flush 90 to 1
Royal Flush 250 to 1
(5 coin bet 800 to 1)


Deuces Wild

Hand Payoff
Three of a Kind 1 to 1
Straight 2 to 1
Flush 3 to 1
Full House 4 to 1
Four of a Kind 4 to 1
Straight Flush 9 to 1
Five of a Kind 15 to 1
Wild Royal Flush 20 to 1
Four Deuces 200 to 1
Royal Flush 250 to 1
(5 coin bet 800 to 1)


10's or Better

Hand Payoff
10's or Better 1 to 1
Two Pair 2 to 1
Three of a Kind 3 to 1
Straight 4 to 1
Flush 5 to 1
Full House 6 to 1
Four of a Kind 20 to 1
Straight Flush 50 to 1
Royal Flush 250 to 1
(5 coin bet 800 to 1)


Double Bonus

Hand Payoff
Jacks or Better 1 to 1
Two Pairs 2 to 1
Three of a Kind 2 to 1
Straight 4 to 1
Flush 5 to 1
Full House 8 to 1
Four of a Kind 50 to 1
Straight Flush 50 to 1
Four of 2, 3 or 4 90 to 1
Four Aces 150 to 1
Royal Flush 250 to 1
(5 coin bet 840 to 1)


Super Jackpot

Hand Payoff
Jacks or Better 1 to 1
Two Pairs 2 to 1
Three of a Kind 3 to 1
Straight 4 to 1
Flush 5 to 1
Full House 8 to 1
Four of a Kind 25 to 1
Straight Flush 50 to 1
Royal Flush 250 to 1
(bets between 1-4 coins)
(Players betting 5 coins do not receive 250 to 1 payoff. Players betting 5 coins win Progressive jackpot which starts at a minimum of 4000 coins.)

Important: Player must bet 5 coins to be eligible to win the progressive jackpot.

Betting Limits:

$0.10 per coin minimum.
$5 per coin maximum.

Set your table bet limit:

You may also set your table bet limit below the maximum specified limit by selecting Bet Options from the Game Menu. The Modify Table Bet Limit window will appear on the screen. To reduce your maximum table bet limit type in the new limit in the appropriate box and confirm it by typing your PIN in the box below. Click on the OK button to complete the update. Please be aware that you can modify your table bet limit no more than once per week (Friday 12:00 AM EST) and that using the Modify Table Bet Limit function affects the bet limit for all games and not just the game that you are currently playing.

Note:
You may turn on/off the Sound, Voice and Animation during the game by clicking on the Settings button located in the lower left-hand area of the console. The setting is turned on when the checkbox is checked and it is turned off when the checkbox is unchecked.

References:

For further information on Video Poker, please consult the following references:

Allen, J. Edward. The Basics of Winning Video Poker, Cardoza Pub., 1998.

Fleming, Roger. Win at Video Poker : The Guide to Beating the Poker Machines, Citadel Press, 1995.

Frome, Leonard and Frome, Lenny. Winning Strategies for Video Poker, Compu Flyers, 1993.

Scoblete, Frank. Victory at Video Poker : And Other Video Games Including Video Blackjack, Video Craps and Video Keno, Bonus Books, 1995.

Tamburin, Henry. Reference Guide to Casino Gambling, Research Services Unlimited, 1993.

 

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