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Video Poker


Rule Authority:

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

Premise:

The objective of Video Poker is to receive the highest ranked five-card poker hand possible.

An InterCasino Video Poker machine operates like any Video Poker machine found in the casinos throughout the world. The only difference, which is greatly favorable for the player, is that you can switch your bet from $0.25 to $5 a game without changing to another machine! A 52 card deck is used (53 for Joker Poker) and is reshuffled after each hand. The different combinations and their respective payoffs for each machine are shown in the Payoff section below.

How to Play:

To begin playing Video Poker, you must deposit money into the machine. To do this, you must select a bill type ($100, $50, $20, $10, $5) from the panel on the Video Poker screen. You can toggle through the different bill types by clicking on the panel. Once you have made your selection, deposit the bill into the Video Poker machine by clicking on the bill deposit area. You should see a bill move from your clip into the Video Poker machine. You may then select which coin denomination you wish to play - $0.25, $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 Video Poker machine.

The amount of coins you have available within the machine is shown in the CREDITS field at the bottom of the Video Poker machine. For example, if you deposit $20 when the coin denomination selector is set to $1, you will see 20 in the CREDITS field. If you then click the "left arrow" button of the coin denomination selector (which changes the coin value to $0.25), you will then see that the CREDITS field has been changed to 80 coins. The Bet field displays the amount of coins you have selected to bet on that hand. Please note that the Balance field will not change when you change the coin denomination since it shows your balance in dollars (not coins).

You can now select either "Bet One" or "Bet Max" to choose how many coins you would like to play with up to a maximum of five coins. "Bet Max" will automatically let you play with all five coins.

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) 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. The selected cards will shift out of the dealt hand and show a thumb tack holding them in place.

Once you have selected a given amount of cards to hold, click on the "Draw" button. The cards that were not marked with a thumb tack 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.

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.

Hand Description:

The following table describes the different hands available in Video Poker.

Hand Description
One Pair One pair of identically ranked cards.
Two Pairs Two groups of two cards showing the same number (or picture).
Three of a Kind Three cards from different suits displaying the same number or picture.
Straight Five cards in consecutive order, any combination of suits.
A, K, Q, J, 10 to 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Flush Five cards of same suit.
Full House Three of a kind and a pair.
Four of a Kind Four cards from different suits of the same rank.
Straight Flush Five cards in consecutive order from same suit.
Royal Flush Ace, King, Queen, Jack and ten from same suit.

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
(The 250 to 1 payoff does not apply for a 5 coin bet. In this case, the player wins the progressive jackpot which is equal to a minimum of 1250 coins.)

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

Betting Limits:

$0.25 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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