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Bonus Poker

Bonus Poker is a Video Poker game which is a modified version of Jacks or Better. The basic changes to the Jacks or Better paytable are that four Aces, 2s, 3s or 4s pay more, while a Full Houses and Flush pay less.

For ease of comparison, the below table displays the best House Edge for Bonus Poker available at each software provider;

Software5 coins House Edge
BetOnSoft0.50%
Betsoft0.83%
Dragonfish3.13%
EGT0.83%
IGT0.83%
Microgaming0.83%
Wager Gaming Technologies-1.41%

Online we’ve found Bonus Poker Video Poker at casinos using Microgaming, BetSoft, BetOnSoft, Dragonfish, IGT and Wager Gaming Technologies software. The paytables for the different softwares are displayed below;

Some notes on the tables below;

– We’ve included both the 5 coin House Edge and the House Edge when playing 1-4 coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are the same and as such only one figure is listed. To find the house edge/paytable for 2-4 coins just multiple the 1 coin figure by the number of coins.

Betsoft

BetSoft5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000800
Straight Flush25050
4oaK Aces40080
4oaK 2-420040
4oaK other12525
Full House408
Flush255
Straight204
3oaK153
2 Pair102
Jacks or Better51
House Edge0.83%0.83%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 0.83%.

Dragonfish

Dragonfish5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush25050
4oaK Aces40080
4oaK 2-420040
4oaK other12525
Full House306
Flush255
Straight204
3oaK153
2 Pair102
Jacks or Better51
House Edge3.13%4.37%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 4.37%.

* Due to assorted player issues we do not recommend players sign-up at any casinos using Dragonfish software.

EGT

EGT5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush25050
4oaK Aces40080
4oaK 2-420040
4oaK other12525
Full House408
Flush255
Straight204
3oaK153
2 Pair102
Jacks or Better51
House Edge0.83%2.07%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 2.07%.

* Called ‘4 of a Kind Bonus Poker’.

IGT

IGT5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000800
Straight Flush25050
4oaK Aces40080
4oaK 2-420040
4oaK other12525
Full House408
Flush255
Straight204
3oaK153
2 Pair102
Jacks or Better51
House Edge0.83%0.83%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 0.83%.

*This paytable and associated House Edge is correct for all IGT Bonus Poker games but is only correct for Match Time Pay Bonus Poker if the bonus feature is disabled.

We’re also aware of an offline Bonus Poker game offered by IGT that uses the following paytable;

IGT5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush25050
4oaK Aces40080
4oaK 2-420040
4oaK other12525
Full House357
Flush255
Straight204
3oaK153
2 Pair102
Jacks or Better51
House Edge1.99%3.22%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 3.22%.

Another offline Bonus Poker game offered by IGT is called ‘White Hot Aces’ and uses the following paytable;

IGT5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush40080
4oaK Aces1200240
4oaK 2-4600120
4oaK other25050
Full House408
Flush255
Straight204
3oaK153
2 Pair51
Jacks or Better51
House Edge1.50%2.75%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 2.75%.

Another offline Bonus Poker game offered by IGT is called ‘Super Aces Bonus’ and uses the following paytable;

IGT5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush30060
4oaK Aces2000400
4oaK 2-440080
4oaK other25050
Full House357
Flush255
Straight204
3oaK153
2 Pair51
Jacks or Better51
House Edge1.15%2.39%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 2.39%.

Another offline Bonus Poker game offered by IGT is called ‘Royal Aces Bonus’ and uses the following paytable;

IGT5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush30060
4oaK Aces4000800
4oaK 2-440080
4oaK other25050
Full House459
Flush255
Straight204
3oaK153
2 Pair51
Jacks or Better51
House Edge-10.63%-9.52%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at -9.52%.

* The negative House Edge indicates a player advantage.

* Give the hefty player advantage this paytable creates, it’s highly unlikely it’s ever actually been deployed in an offline casino.
Another offline Bonus Poker game offered by IGT is called ‘Triple Bonus Poker Plus’ and uses the following paytable;

IGT5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush500100
4oaK Aces1200240
4oaK 2-4600120
4oaK other25050
Full House408
Flush255
Straight204
3oaK153
2 Pair51
Jacks or Better51
House Edge1.27%2.52%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 2.52%.

Microgaming

Microgaming5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush25050
4oaK Aces40080
4oaK 2-420040
4oaK other12525
Full House408
Flush255
Straight204
3oaK153
2 Pair102
Jacks or Better51
House Edge0.83%2.07%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 2.07%.

Realtime Gaming

RealTime Gaming (Bodog, Jackpot Capital and Deck Media Groups)5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush25050
4oaK Aces40080
4oaK 2-420040
4oaK other12525
Full House408
Flush255
Straight204
3oaK153
2 Pair102
Jacks or Better51
House Edge0.83%2.07%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 2.07%.

RealTime Gaming (Club World Group)5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush20040
4oaK Aces37575
4oaK 2-420040
4oaK other12525
Full House408
Flush255
Straight204
3oaK153
2 Pair102
Jacks or Better51
House Edge1.04%2.27%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 2.07%.

* There are usually 3 paytable variants for Wager Gaming Technologies software. We’ve only encountered 2 Bonus Poker paytables at quality groups. There are relatively few RealTime Gaming casinos that we would recommend playing with and the paytables we have found have been taken from those few groups that maintain a positive reputation.

Saucify

BetOnSoft5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000800
Straight Flush40080
4oaK Aces40080
4oaK 2-420040
4oaK other12525
Full House408
Flush255
Straight204
3oaK153
2 Pair102
Jacks or Better51
House Edge0.50%0.50%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 0.50%.

* Due to various player and affiliate issues we do not recommend players sign-up at any casinos using BetOnSoft software.

Wager Gaming Technologies


Wager Gaming Technologies5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush25050
4oaK Aces40080
4oaK 2-420040
4oaK other12525
Full House459
Flush306
Straight204
3oaK153
2 Pair102
Jacks or Better51
House Edge-1.41%-0.23%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at -0.24%.

* There are usually 3 paytable variants for RealTime Gaming software. We’ve encountered 3 Bonus Poker paytables at quality groups, but this does not preclude the possibility of more existing. There are relatively few RealTime Gaming casinos that we would recommend playing with and the paytables we have found have been taken from those few groups that maintain a positive reputation.

Quick Quads Bonus Poker variants

Quick Quads is a game variant that allows a 6th coin to be played that gives a boost to the 4 of a Kind payouts and when you receive 3 of a Kind and the additional 2 cards add up to the rank of the 3 of a Kind the hand is paid out as 4 of a Kind. We have not encountered Quick Quads at any online software providers.

Bonus Poker (Best Paytable)6 coins5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush40004000250
Straight Flush25025050
4oaK Aces50040080
4oaK 2-430020040
4oaK other23012525
Full House40408
Flush25255
Straight20204
3oaK15153
2 Pair10102
Jacks or Better551
House Edge0.45%0.83%2.07%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 2.07%.

Bonus Poker (Weaker Paytable)6 coins5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush40004000250
Straight Flush25025050
4oaK Aces50040080
4oaK 2-430020040
4oaK other22512525
Full House35357
Flush25255
Straight20204
3oaK15153
2 Pair10102
Jacks or Better551
House Edge1.72%1.99%3.22%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 3.22%.

Ultimate X Bonus Poker variants

Ultimate X is a game variant that allows a 10 coin feature to be played that gives a multiplier to any win on the hand AFTER a winning hand. We have not encountered Ultimate X at any online software providers.

Bonus Poker (Best Paytable)10 coins5 coins1-4 coinPaytable Multiplier
Royal Flush400040002503
Straight Flush250250503
4oaK Aces400400803
4oaK 2-4200200403
4oaK other125125253
Full House3535712
Flush2525510
Straight202047
3oaK151534
2 Pair101023
Jacks or Better5512
House Edge0.83%1.99%3.22%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 3.22%.

Bonus Poker (Weaker Paytable)10 coins5 coins1-4 coinPaytable Multiplier
Royal Flush400040002502
Straight Flush250250502
4oaK Aces400400802
4oaK 2-4200200402
4oaK other125125252
Full House3030612
Flush2525511
Straight202048
3oaK151534
2 Pair101023
Jacks or Better5512
House Edge1.95%3.13%4.37%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 4.37%.

Multi-Strike Bonus Poker variants

Multi-Strike Video Poker is a Video Poker variant that allows you to play 4 hands in a single round with an increasing win multiplier for each hand that you win. Currently we are only aware of Multi-Strike Bonus Poker being offered offline.

Bonus Poker 5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush25050
4oaK Aces40080
4oaK 2-420040
4oaK other12525
Full House357
Flush255
Straight204
3oaK153
2 Pair102
Jacks or Better51
House Edge1.78%3.05%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 3.05%.

Super Times Pay Bonus Poker Variants

Super Times Pay is a game variant that allows a 6th coin to be played that randomly awards hands a win multiplier of 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 or 10. We have not encountered Super Times Pay at any online software providers.

Bonus Poker 6 coins5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush40004000250
Straight Flush25025050
4oaK Aces40040080
4oaK 2-420020040
4oaK other12512525
Full House40408
Flush25255
Straight20204
3oaK15153
2 Pair10102
Jacks or Better551
House Edge0.56%0.83%2.07%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 2.07%.

Paytable Analyser

If you encounter a different paytable you can use our Paytable Analyser to find the House Edge for the game.

Strategy Calculator

To find out the correct play for individual hands use our Strategy Calculator which will tell you the correct cards to hold for the paytable you are playing.

Strategy Trainer

If you intend to play a lot of Bonus Poker we would advise learning the optimal strategy for the game you’ll be playing. Below you’ll find a strategy trainer that will allow you to practice the game and correct you when you make mistakes;

*All figures in this article rely on use of a strategy optimized to the specific paytable in use. Use of any other strategy will increase the House Edge. You can find the optimized strategy for any paytable using the calculators on this page.