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UltimateX

UltimateX 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 Ultimate X and the standard version of the game is that the player can choose to play double their 5 coin bet for some additional benefits (while not technically accurate, we’ll refer to this as playing a 6th coin for purposes of choosing a game in the Strategy Trainer/Paytable Analyser). When playing a 6th coin if the player receives a winning hand, the next round will receive a multiplier to any wins. The winning hand received defines the multiplier you’ll receive.

Presently we’re not aware of this game being available at any online casinos.

The variations of this game that we’re aware of offline (all produced by IGT) are Bonus Poker, Bonus Poker Deluxe, Deuces Wild, Double Bonus, Double Double Bonus, Jacks or Better and Joker Poker Bonus

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

Variant6 coins House Edge
Bonus Poker0.83%
Bonus Poker Deluxe0.43%
Deuces Wild0.88%
Double Bonus1.89%
Double Double Bonus2.16%
Jacks or Better1.46%
Joker Poker Bonus1.77%

Some notes on the tables below;

– We’ve included both the 6 coin House Edge and the House Edge when playing 1-5 coins. The House Edge for 1-5 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.
Bonus Poker

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%3.225

* 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%.

Bonus Poker Deluxe

Bonus Poker Deluxe (Best Paytable)10 coins5 coins1-4 coinPaytable Multiplier
Royal Flush400040002502
Straight Flush250250502
4oaK400400802
Full House4040812
Flush3030611
Straight202047
3oaK151534
2 Pair5513
Jacks or Better5512
House Edge0.43%1.51%2.63%

* 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 2.63%.

Bonus Poker Deluxe (Weaker Paytable)10 coins5 coins1-4 coinPaytable Multiplier
Royal Flush400040002502
Straight Flush250250502
4oaK400400802
Full House4040812
Flush3030610
Straight202047
3oaK151534
2 Pair5513
Jacks or Better5512
House Edge1.19%1.51%2.63%

* 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 2.63%.

Deuces Wild

Deuces Wild (Best Paytable)10 coins5 coins1-4 coinPaytable Multiplers
Royal Flush400040002502
4oaK 2s100010002002
Wild Royal Flush125125252
5oaK7575152
Straight Flush4545912
4oaK Other202047
Full House202045
Flush151535
Straight101023
3oaK5512
House Edge0.88%1.09%2.31%

* 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 2.31%.

Deuces Wild (Weaker Paytable)10 coins5 coins1-4 coinPaytable Multiplers
Royal Flush400040002502
4oaK 2s100010002002
Wild Royal Flush100100202
5oaK6060123
Straight Flush50501011
4oaK Other202047
Full House202045
Flush151535
Straight101023
3oaK5512
House Edge2.15%2.42%3.62%

* 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 3.62%.
Double Bonus

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%.

Double Double Bonus

Double Double Bonus (Best Paytable)10 coins5 coins1-4 coinPaytable Multiplier
Royal Flush400040002504
Straight Flush250250504
4oaK Aces with 2-4200020004004
4oaK 2-4 with A-48008001604
4oaK Aces Other8008001604
4oaK 2-4 with Other400400804
4oaK Other250250504
Full House4545912
Flush2525510
Straight202047
3oaK151534
2 Pairs5513
Jacks or Better5512
House Edge2.16%2.13%3.36%

* 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 3.36%.

Double Double Bonus (Weaker Paytable)10 coins5 coins1-4 coinPaytable Multiplier
Royal Flush400040002502
Straight Flush250250502
4oaK Aces with 2-4200020004002
4oaK 2-4 with A-48008001602
4oaK Aces Other8008001602
4oaK 2-4 with Other400400802
4oaK Other250250502
Full House3535712
Flush2525510
Straight202048
3oaK151534
2 Pairs5513
Jacks or Better5512
House Edge3.96%4.29%5.52%

* 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 5.52%.

Jacks or Better

Jacks or Better (Best Paytable)10 coins5 coins1-4 coinsPaytable Multiplier
Royal Flush400040002502
Straight Flush250250502
4oaK 125125252
Full House4040812
Flush3030610
Straight202047
3oaK151534
2 Pairs101023
Jacks or Better5512
House Edge1.46%1.61%2.78%

* 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 1.63%.

Jacks or Better (Weaker Paytable)10 coins5 coins1-4 coinsPaytable Multiplier
Royal Flush400040002502
Straight Flush250250502
4oaK 125125252
Full House3030612
Flush2525511
Straight202047
3oaK151534
2 Pairs101023
Jacks or Better5512
House Edge4.49%5.00%6.24%

* 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 6.24%.

Joker Poker

Joker Poker6 coins5 coins1-4 coinsPaytable Multiplier
Royal Flush400040002502
5oaK100010002002
Wild Royal Flush5005001002
Straight Flush250250502
4oaK 8585172
Full House353576
Flush252556
Straight151535
3oaK101024
2 Pairs5513
Kings or Better5512
House Edge1.77%1.91%3.06%

* 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 3.06%.

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 UltimateX 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.