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MultiStrike

Multi-Strike is not a Video Poker game in itself but rather a variation on the standard Video Poker format has been applied to some games. The difference between Multi-Strike and the standard version of the game is that there are 4 levels and hands to play each round. You start off playing on level 1 which pays out at the regular rate. If you receive a winning hand you can play level 2 which has a multiplier of 2 on any wins. If you receive a winning hand on level 2 you can play level 3 which has a multiplier of 4 on any wins. If you receive a winning hand on level 3 you can proceed to the final level which has a multiplier of 8 on any wins.

It should also be noted that you can randomly receive a ‘Free Ride’ card which will allow you to progress to the next level even if you do not receive a winning hand.

Multi-Strike Video Poker is primarily an offline game, however download Microgaming casinos do offer their own version (called ‘Level-Up Video Poker’). Our understanding of the situation is that this is done without the permission of the proprietary rights holders (IGT).

The variations of this game that we’re aware of offline (all produced by IGT) are Bonus Poker, Bonus Deuces Wild, Bonus Poker Deluxe, Deuces Wild, Double Bonus, Double Bonus Deuces Wild, Double Double Bonus, Jacks or Better, Joker Poker, Super Aces Bonus, Super Double Bonus, Super Double Double Bonus, Triple Double Bonus and White Hot Aces.
The variations of this game that we’re aware of online (all produced by Microgaming) are Aces and Faces, Deuces Wild, Double Joker, Jacks or Better and Joker Poker

For ease of comparison, the below table displays the best House Edge for all the Multi-Strike variants we are aware of;

Variant (online - Microgaming)House Edge
Aces and Faces1.01%
Deuces Wild1.02%
Double Joker1.02%
Jacks or Better0.20%
Joker Poker1.33%
Variant (offline)House Edge
Bonus Deuces Wild0.99%
Bonus Poker1.78%
Bonus Poker Deluxe1.29%
Deuces Wild1.87%
Double Bonus1.84%
Double Bonus Deuces Wild0.78%
Double Double Bonus1.85%
Jacks or Better1.22%
Joker Poker-0.83%
Super Aces Bonus0.43%
Triple Double Bonus1.42%

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 paytable for 2-4 coins just multiple the 1 coin figure by the number of coins.

Aces and Faces

Aces and Face (Microgaming)5 coins1 coin2 coins3 coins 4 coins
Royal Flush4000500100020003000
Straight Flush25050100150200
4oaK Aces40080160240320
4oak Jacks, Queens, Kings2004080120160
4oak Other125255075100
Full House408162432
Flush255101520
Straight20481216
3oaK1536912
2 Pair102468
Jacks or Better51234
Auto-Complete Royal Flush10020406080
House Edge1.01%1.74%1.74%1.34%1.13%

Bonus Deuces Wild

Bonus Deuces Wild5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
4oaK 2s with an Ace2000400
4oaK 2s1000200
Wild Royal Flush12525
5oaK with an Ace40080
5oaK 3s, 4s, 5s20040
5oaK Other10020
Straight Flush6513
4oaK Other204
Full House153
Flush153
Straight51
3oaK51
House Edge0.99%1.98%

* 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 1.98%.

Bonus Poker

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%.

Bonus Poker Deluxe

Bonus Poker Deluxe5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush25050
4oaK40080
Full House408
Flush306
Straight204
3oaK153
2 Pair51
Jacks or Better51
House Edge1.29%2.49%

* 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 2.49%.

Deuces Wild

Deuces Wild (Microgaming)5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000300
4oaK 2s1250250
Wild Royal Flush22545
5oaK7515
Straight Flush459
4oaK Other204
Full House153
Flush102
Straight102
3oaK51
Auto-Complete Royal Flush10020
House Edge1.02%2.04%

* 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 4.44%.

Deuces Wild (offline)5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
4oaK 2s1000200
Wild Royal Flush12525
5oaK8016
Straight Flush5010
4oaK Other204
Full House204
Flush153
Straight102
3oaK51
House Edge0.88%1.87%

* 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 1.87%.

Double Bonus

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%.

Double Bonus Deuces Wild

Double Bonus Deuces Wild5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
4oaK 2s with an Ace2000400
4oaK 2s1000200
Wild Royal Flush12525
5oaK with an Ace800160
5oaK 3s, 4s, 5s25050
5oaK Other10020
Straight Flush459
4oaK Other204
Full House153
Flush102
Straight51
3oaK51
House Edge0.78%1.77%

* 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 1.77%.

* Use the ‘Bonus Deuces Wild’ game for paytable analysis and Strategy Trainer.

Double Double Bonus

Double Double Bonus 5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush25050
4oaK Aces with 2-42000400
4oaK 2-4 with A-4800160
4oaK Aces Other800160
4oaK 2-4 with Other40080
4oaK Other25050
Full House459
Flush255
Straight204
3oaK153
2 Pairs51
Jacks or Better51
House Edge1.85%3.12%

* 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 3.12%.

Double Joker

Double Joker (Microgaming)5 coins1-4 coins
Royal Flush4000400
Wild Royal Flush500100
5oaK25060
Straight Flush12528
4oaK 409
Full House255
Flush204
Straight153
3oaK102
2 Pairs51
Auto-Complete Royal Flush10020
House Edge1.02%1.75%

* 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 0.03%.

Jacks or Better

Jacks or Better (Microgaming)5 coins1-4 coins
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush25050
4oaK 12525
Full House459
Flush306
Straight204
3oaK153
2 Pairs102
Jacks or Better51
Auto-Complete Royal Flush10020
House Edge0.20%1.42%

* 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 1.42%.

Jacks or Better (Wager Gaming Technology)1-4 coins
Royal Flush1000
Straight Flush200
4oaK 100
Full House36
Flush24
Straight16
3oaK12
2 Pairs8
Jacks or Better4
House Edge1.43%

* This game only offers a 1-4 coin variant and there is no bonus to the Royal Flush payout for playing the maximum number of coins. As such the House Edge for all coin variants is 1.43%.

Jacks or Better (offline)5 coins1-4 coins
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush25050
4oaK 12525
Full House459
Flush255
Straight204
3oaK153
2 Pairs102
Jacks or Better51
House Edge1.22%2.49%

* 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 2.49%.

Joker Poker

Joker Poker (Microgaming)5 coins1-4 coins
Royal Flush5000750
5oaK1000200
Wild Royal Flush500100
Straight Flush25050
4oaK 8517
Full House357
Flush255
Straight153
3oaK102
2 Pairs51
Kings or Better51
Auto-Complete Royal Flush10020
House Edge1.33%1.88%

* 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 1.88%.

Joker Poker (Wager Gaming Technology)1-4 coins
Royal Flush3000
5oaK400
Wild Royal Flush400
Straight Flush200
4oaK 68
Full House28
Flush20
Straight12
3oaK8
2 Pairs4
Kings or Better4
House Edge2.84%

* 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 2.84%.

Joker Poker (offline)5 coins1-4 coins
Royal Flush4000400
5oaK1000200
Wild Royal Flush500100
Straight Flush25050
4oaK 10017
Full House357
Flush255
Straight153
3oaK102
2 Pairs51
Kings or Better51
House Edge-0.83%-0.08

* 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 -0.08%.

Super Aces Bonus

Super Aces Bonus (offline)5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush30060
4oaK Aces2000400
4oaK 2-440080
4oaK Other25050
Full House357
Flush255
Straight204
3oaK153
2 Pairs51
Jacks or Better51
House Edge0.43%1.72%

* 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 1.72%.

* Use ‘Double Bonus’ setting in all tools and calculators for Super Aces Bonus.

Super Double Bonus

Super Double Bonus5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush40080
4 of a Kind Aces800160
4 of a Kind J-K600120
4 of a Kind 2-440080
4 of a Kind Other25050
Full House408
Flush255
Straight204
3oaK153
2 Pair51
Jacks or Better51
House Edge1.11%2.53%

* 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 2.53%.

Super Double Double Bonus

Super Double Double Bonus5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush25050
4 of a Kind Aces with 2-42000400
4 of a Kind Aces with J-K1600320
4 of a Kind 2-4 with A-4800160
4 of a Kind J-K with J-K800160
4 of a Kind Aces with Other800160
4 of a Kind 2-4 with Other40080
4 of a Kind Other25050
Full House357
Flush255
Straight204
3 of a Kind153
2 Pair51
Jacks or Better51
House Edge1.17%2.62%

* 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 2.62%.

Triple Double Bonus

Triple Double Bonus (Best Paytable)5 coins1-4 coins
Royal Flush4000400
Straight Flush25050
4oaK Aces with 2-44000800
4oaK 2-4 with A-42000400
4oak Aces with Other800160
4oaK 2-4 with Other40080
4oaK Other25050
Full House459
Flush306
Straight204
3oaK102
2 Pairs51
Tens or Better51
House Edge1.42%2.33%

* 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 2.33%.

White Hot Aces

White Hot Aces (offline)5 coins1-4 coin
Royal Flush4000250
Straight Flush40080
4oaK Aces1200240
4oaK 2-4600120
4oaK Other25050
Full House408
Flush255
Straight204
3oaK153
2 Pairs51
Jacks or Better51
House Edge0.83%2.11%

* 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 2.11%.

* Use ‘Double Bonus’ setting in all tools and calculators for White Hot Aces.

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 White Hot Aces 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.