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Double Bonus

Double Bonus 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 of a Kind hands, Flushes and Straight hands have increased payouts, while Two Pairs pay less.

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

Software5 coins House Edge
Amaya0.89%
BetOnSoft0.55%
BetSoft0.89%
Cryptologic0.89%
DGS3.62%
IGT0.89%
Microgaming0.89%
Realtime Gaming0.63%*

* Available at Bodog, Jackpot Capital and Deck Media groups.
Online we’ve found Double Bonus Video Poker at casinos using Microgaming, Cryptologic, Betsoft, DGS, IGT, BetOnSoft and RealTime Gaming 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.

Amaya

Amaya5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush25050
4oaK Aces800160
4oaK 2-440080
4oaK Other25050
Full House459
Flush357
Straight255
3oaK153
2 Pairs51
Jacks or Better51
House Edge0.89%1.96%

* 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 1.96%.

Betsoft

Betsoft5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000800
Straight Flush25050
4oaK Aces800160
4oaK 2-440080
4oaK Other25050
Full House459
Flush357
Straight255
3oaK153
2 Pairs51
Jacks or Better51
House Edge0.89%0.89%

* 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 0.89%.

Cryptologic

Cryptologic5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush25050
4oaK Aces800160
4oaK 2-440080
4oaK Other25050
Full House459
Flush357
Straight255
3oaK153
2 Pairs51
Jacks or Better51
House Edge0.89%1.96%

* 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 1.96%.

Digital Gaming Solutions

DGS5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush25050
4oaK Aces800160
4oaK 2-440080
4oaK Other25050
Full House459
Flush306
Straight204
3oaK153
2 Pairs51
Jacks or Better51
House Edge3.62%4.76%

* 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 4.76%.

IGT

IGT5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000800
Straight Flush25050
4oaK Aces800160
4oaK 2-440080
4oaK Other25050
Full House459
Flush357
Straight255
3oaK153
2 Pairs51
Jacks or Better51
House Edge0.89%0.89%

* 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 0.89%.

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

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

IGT5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush25050
4oaK Aces800160
4oaK 2-440080
4oaK Other25050
Full House459
Flush306
Straight255
3oaK153
2 Pairs51
Jacks or Better51
House Edge2.19%3.34%

* 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 3.34%.

Microgaming

Microgaming5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush25050
4oaK Aces800160
4oaK 2-440080
4oaK Other25050
Full House459
Flush357
Straight255
3oaK153
2 Pairs51
Jacks or Better51
House Edge0.89%1.96%

* 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 1.96%.

Realtime Gaming

Realtime Gaming (Bodog, Jackpot Capital and Deck Media groups)5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush25050
4oaK Aces800160
4oaK 2-440080
4oaK Other22545
Full House5010
Flush357
Straight255
3oaK153
2 Pairs51
Jacks or Better51
House Edge0.63%1.70%

* 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 1.70 %.

Realtime Gaming (Club World group)5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush25050
4oaK Aces800160
4oaK 2-440080
4oaK Other20040
Full House5010
Flush357
Straight255
3oaK153
2 Pairs51
Jacks or Better51
House Edge1.43%2.50%

* 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 2.50%.

* There are usually 3 paytable variants for RealTime Gaming software. We’ve only encountered two Double Bonus 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 Aces800160
4oaK 2-440080
4oaK Other25050
Full House509
Flush357
Straight255
3oaK153
2 Pairs51
Jacks or Better51
House Edge0.55%0.55%

* 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 0.55%.

Quick Quads Double Bonus 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.

Double Bonus (Best Paytable)6 coins5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush40004000250
Straight Flush25025050
4oaK Aces800800160
4oaK 2-440040080
4oaK Other27525050
Full House45459
Flush35357
Straight25255
3oaK15153
2 Pairs551
Jacks or Better551
House Edge0.45%0.89%1.96%

* 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 1.96%.

Double Bonus (Weaker Paytable)6 coins5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush40004000250
Straight Flush25025050
4oaK Aces800800160
4oaK 2-440040080
4oaK Other27525050
Full House45459
Flush30306
Straight25255
3oaK15153
2 Pairs551
Jacks or Better551
House Edge1.50%2.19%3.34%

* 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 3.34%.

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.

Double Bonus (Best Paytable)10 coins5 coins1-4 coinPaytable Multiplier
Royal Flush400040002502
Straight Flush250250502
4oaK Aces8008001602
4oaK 2-4400400802
4oaK Other250250502
Full House4545912
Flush3030610
Straight252547
3oaK151534
2 Pairs5513
Jacks or Better5512
House Edge1.89%2.19%3.34%

* 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 3.34%.

Double Bonus (Weaker Paytable)10 coins5 coins1-4 coinPaytable Multiplier
Royal Flush400040002502
Straight Flush250250502
4oaK Aces8008001602
4oaK 2-4400400802
4oaK Other250250502
Full House4545912
Flush2525510
Straight202048
3oaK151534
2 Pairs5513
Jacks or Better5512
House Edge4.07%4.73%5.94%

* 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 5.94%.

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 Double Bonus being offered offline.

Microgaming5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush25050
4oaK Aces800160
4oaK 2-440080
4oaK Other25050
Full House459
Flush306
Straight255
3oaK153
2 Pairs51
Jacks or Better51
House Edge1.84%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.

Double Bonus 6 coins5 coins
Royal Flush40004000
Straight Flush250250
4oaK Aces800800
4oaK 2-4400400
4oaK Other250250
Full House4545
Flush3030
Straight2525
3oaK1515
2 Pairs55
Jacks or Better55
House Edge1.92%2.19%

* 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 3.34%.

Five Aces

Five Aces is a Video Poker game which adds an additional card to the deck. The additional card is a 5th Ace. This Ace does not have a suit and as such cannot contribute to any hand that requires a suit (Royal Flush, Straight Flush or Flush).

IGT (Offline – Double Bonus)5 coins1-4 coin
4oaK 2s with a Joker100000
Royal Flush4000250
4oaK 2s 12525
Wild Royal Flush6012
5oaK 459
Straight Flush306
4oaK Other153
Full House153
Flush153
Straight102
3oaK51
House Edge0.93%3.41%

* 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 3.41%.

 

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 Double Bonus 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.