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Five Play Draw Poker



Introduction

What's better than playing authentic video poker with nine of the hottest paytables available?
Playing multiple hands at the same time for even more chances to win big!



9 Video Poker Paytables in 1 Game 


Five Play Draw Poker provides a rich selection of the most popular video poker paytables:

  Jacks or Better    The most well-known version of Video Poker. Wins start with a pair of Jacks.
  Bonus Poker    Higher 4-of-a-Kind pays for low-cards and Aces.
  Bonus Poker Deluxe    Simplest of the higher volatility games with higher wins on all 4-of-a-Kind hands.
  Double Bonus Poker    Three groups of even bigger 4-of-a-Kind wins.
  Double Double Bonus Poker     Additional 4-of-a-Kind win groups with kickers make this a popular high-volatility choice. 
  Triple Double Bonus Poker    Highest volatility game with 4-of-a-Kind kickers that can pay as much as a Royal Flush.
  Deuces Wild    All 2s are wild, offering loads of action in this wildly popular game.
  Deuces Wild Bonus    All 2s are wild, plus special 4-of-a-Kind and 5-of-a-Kind wins.
  Joker Poker  A wild Joker added to the deck opens up new ways to win.



Play Multiple Hands Concurrently 


Five Play Draw Poker offers five hands of Video Poker action with each play. 

Press DEAL to start the game. Hold any or all of the five face-up cards in the bottom hand by clicking on them or using the keyboard shortcuts 1, 2, 3, 4, and/or 5. Held cards appear face-up in all five hands. 

Press DRAW to receive replacement cards in all active hands. Replacement cards are dealt from one separate deck for each hand, excluding the five initially dealt cards. Winning hands are then paid according to the paytable. Win amounts are paid based on the ending hand. 

Cards are dealt from one deck of 52 standard playing cards per hand, shuffled for each game. For Joker Poker only, cards are dealt from one deck of 52 standard playing cards, plus one Joker. 


How To Play

In Five Play Draw Poker, your goal is to build the best hand possible relative to the paytable. 

Paytable Selection:

  • Press the desired video poker paytable button on the paytable selection screen.
  • Press the MORE GAMES button within a game to return to paytable selection screen.


Betting:

  • Five hands of video poker are played with each game.
  • "BET PER HAND" shown at the bottom of the screen indicates the bet placed on each hand.
  • All hands are played at the same "BET PER HAND".
  • "TOTAL BET" shown below the first hand indicates the total bet covering all hands.


Ways to BET UP:

  • Press the BET UP button
  • Press RIGHT ARROW key
  • Press UP ARROW key


Ways to BET DOWN:

  • Press the BET DOWN button
  • Press LEFT ARROW key
  • Press DOWN ARROW key


Ways to HOLD/UNHOLD:

  • Press one card at a time
  • Press and drag across cards
  • Press keys 1, 2, 3, 4, and/or 5


Ways to DEAL:

  • Press the DEAL button
  • Press SPACE bar (enable in Options)


Ways to DRAW:

  • Press the DRAW button
  • Press SPACE bar (enable in Options)


Ways to SKIP the rollup:

  • Press the SKIP button
  • Press SPACE bar (enable in Options)



Video Poker Outcome Types

Hand Description Example
Royal Flush 10, J, Q, K, A of one suit 10S–JS–QS–KS–AS
Straight Flush 5 cards of consecutive ranks in one suit AC–2C–3C–4C–5C
5 of a Kind 5 cards of one rank  Wild–8C–8D–8H–8S
4 of a Kind 4 cards of one rank 9C–9D–9S–9H–3C
Full House  3 cards of one rank, 2 cards of another rank AH–AC–AS–8D–8H
Flush 5 cards of one suit 8H–9H–2H–JH–AH
Straight 5 cards of consecutive ranks 3H–4H–5S–6D–7D
3 of a Kind 3 cards of one rank 6S–6D–6C–AD–JC
2 Pair  2 cards of one rank, 2 cards of another rank 9D–9H–7H–7S–4D
 Kings or Better  2 cards of one rank (K, or A) KD–KC–5C–4S–2H
 Jacks or Better  2 cards of one rank (J, Q, K, or A) JD–JC–9H–8C–2S


Notes:

  • Card order does not matter.
  • Ace can be treated as lowest rank to complete a straight (e.g. A-2-3-4-5).
  • Ace can be treated as highest rank to complete a straight (e.g. 10-J-Q-K-A).
  • 5 of a Kind requires at least 1 Wild card in the hand.
  • Only highest paying outcome paid per hand.
  • Different paytables can have different minimum rankings for which prizes are paid (e.g. the lowest winning outcome in Deuces Wild is 3 of a Kind).


Wild Cards 

Some paytables are based on the use of one or more wild cards:

  • In Deuces Wild and Deuces Wild Bonus, each of the four cards with the rank of '2' is wild.
  • In Joker Poker, the single Joker card added to each deck in each game is wild.
  • A given wild card can substitute for any other card to form the highest paying outcome.
  • In Deuces Wild and Deuces Wild Bonus, the wild can be evaluated as a regular '2' if that maximizes the outcome (e.g. for the hand Ac-2h-3c-4c-5c, the wild card is evaluated as a 2c in order to form a straight flush – the highest outcome possible for that hand).
  • Certain paytables pay a different award amount for a Royal Flush based on whether or not the hand contains any wild cards – see paytable for details.
  • Dealt wild cards are not automatically held.
  • A given wild card in the deck is equally as likely to be dealt as any other remaining card.


Options

Press the SEE PAYS button on the bottom of game screen to access:

  • Options
  • Award pay information
  • Game play information


PAYTABLE
The paytable indicates the award value for each winning outcome. The award values are shown in currency and for each available bet amount. When initially loaded, the paytable page highlights the awards associated with the current bet amount. To see awards for other bet sizes, press the UP button or the DOWN button. Changing the example bet size in the paytable screen does not change the active wager.


OPTIONS

Graphics Quality
Select different quality settings to optimize gameplay experience. 

Speed
Select speed of deal and draw animations.

Deal/Draw on Space
Enable or disable use of the SPACE bar to deal and draw cards, and to skip award rollup. 

Change Background Color
Change the background color of the game.



Rules 

Misuse or malfunction voids all pays and plays.

Cards are dealt from one deck of 52 standard playing cards per hand, shuffled for each game. For Joker Poker only, cards are dealt from one deck of 52 standard playing cards, plus one Joker.

Only highest winner paid per hand. 

Wins from two or more hands are added to the total amount paid. 

If a natural Royal Flush (no wilds) is dealt on the initial deal, all cards are automatically held, and the Royal Flush win is paid for all hands. 

If any other ranked hand is dealt on the initial deal, the game highlights the cards of the ranked hand, but no cards are automatically held.  The player may consult the list of ranked hands in the paytable and decide whether to hold the current ranked hand, or try for a higher ranked hand listed in the paytable.

Video Poker involves skill and decision-making, and as such, holding the cards of a dealt ranked hand does not always follow optimal strategy.

Wins are shown in currency and are based on the size of the Bet Per Hand.


Additional Information

In addition to the features described in the How To Bet section, the Controls Bar on the bottom of the game screen displays the current balance in the chosen currency, the amount paid if a win occurs, and the amount bet on the last/current proposition.


Interrupted Game

In the event of disconnection, a previously dealt hand that has been interrupted before the draw may be resumed immediately by starting the game again.

The results of a completed game (where display of the visual result was interrupted) will not be re-displayed within the game but may be reviewed in My History.

Any amount wagered on an unfinished game will remain paused until you either complete the game or the game is void as a result of account inactivity or system maintenance. When an unfinished game is void, your bet will be refunded to your account. Any awards earned on an unfinished hand will not be credited unless you resume and complete the game.


Game History

The result of a completed game may be viewed in My History immediately after closing the game window. Results of unfinished games are not displayed in My History.


Expected Payback 

In accordance with fair gaming practices required in most legal jurisdictions worldwide, all cards come from a fair deck that has been randomly shuffled. Thus every card remaining in a given deck is equally likely to be the next card dealt. 

The expected payback reflects the theoretical return across a very large number of plays by numerous players over an extended period of time. The SEE PAYS associated with each video poker paytable displays the expected payback for that specific paytable. For this game type, the long-term theoretically expected payback is 98.2%. The results for any given player over a play session can vary widely from this long-term, expected average in either direction. The fewer the number of games played, the wider the normal variance of actual payback that may be experienced. 

The expected payback value is also based upon correct player choices for any game that involves main game and/or bonus game play strategy.

Transaction History
Outcomes of prior cash-play hands available in player history indicate:

  • Per-hand wager
  • Total amount wagered per game (all hands combined)
  • Initial 5 cards dealt to base hand
  • Cards held in all hands
  • Final cards for each hand
  • Award type / win amount for each winning hand (if any)
  • Total win amount (if any) per game


In the case of a dealt Royal Flush that is automatically held and awarded, the Transaction History only shows:

  • Total wager
  • Initial 5 cards dealt to base hand
  • Total win amount


The base hand, which is the lowest hand on the playfield, is labelled Hand 1. Remaining hands are labelled based on position, from bottom to top.


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