Aces & Eights video poker is set out in exactly the same way as Jacks or Better poker. The game consists of a single screen with the paytable on the top of the screen, the cards in the middle and the game buttons at the bottom of the game. Players can bet from 1 coin up to 5 coins on any hand. The more coins you bet, the higher the payouts for any winning hand.
Jacks or Better Poker with a Twist
In Aces & Eights poker, once you have placed your bet, you can click on the deal button. The game will then deal you five cards in the centre of the screen. The aim of video poker is to create the highest poker hand possible using the cards you have been dealt. At this point you can choose to keep or discard any of the card in the first draw. The computer will automatically hold any cards that add up to a winning combination.
Once you have decided which cards to keep, you can click on the draw button and the computer will replace you discarded cards with fresh cards from the pack. After the second draw, any winning combination will be paid out according to the paytable displayed. In Aces & Eights, the big money comes in when you hit four of a kind.
Higher Payouts for Four of a Kind
To put this into perspective, we just have to take a look at the max payout of a full house which is 40 coins. Going one step up, any four of a kind not involving 7’s, 8’s aces pay out more than double at 100 coins.
Four 7’s pays out 250 coins and four 8’s or four aces pays out 400 coins. The highest paying hand in Aces & Eights is a royal flush paying out 4000 coins on a max bet.