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Last Updated: June 4, 2013

Double Double Bonus

The following video poker strategy is for 9/6 Double Double Bonus.

9/6 Double Double Bonus

Hand Payoff
Royal Flush 800
Straight Flush 50
Four Aces w/2,3,4 400
Four 2s,3s,4s w/A,2,3,4 160
Four Aces 160
Four 2s,3s,4s 80
Four 5s thru Ks 50
Full House 9
Flush 6
Straight 4
Three of a Kind 3
Two Pair 1
Jacks or Better 1

To use the strategy, look up all of the reasonable ways to play a hand, and choose the play that is highest on the list. While optimal strategy returns 98.9808%, the strategy presented below is the optimal "exceptionless" strategy, which returns 98.9792%.

  1. Royal Flush
  2. Four Aces/2s/3s/4s with A/2/3/4 kicker
  3. 4 of a kind
  4. Straight Flush
  5. 4 to a Royal Flush
  6. 3 of a kind: Aces
  7. Full House
  8. Flush
  9. Straight
  10. 3 of a kind: 2s thru Ks
  11. 4 to a Straight Flush
  12. 1 pair: Aces
  13. 2 pair
  14. 3 to a Royal Flush: JQK
  15. 1 pair: Kings
  16. 3 to a Royal Flush: TJQ
  17. 1 pair: Jacks or Queens
  18. 4 to a Flush
  19. 3 to a Royal Flush: TJK/TQK, TJA/TQA/TKA/JQA/JKA/QKA
  20. 4 to a Straight: 89TJ, 9TJQ, TJQK
  21. 1 pair: 2s thru 10s
  22. 4 to a Straight: 2345, 3456, 4567, 5678, 6789, 789T
  23. 3 to a Straight Flush: 345, 456, 567, 678, 789, 89T, 89J/8TJ, 8JQ, 9TJ, 9TQ/9JQ, 9JK/9QK
  24. 4 to a Straight: JQKA
  25. 2 to a Royal Flush: JQ, JK/QK, JA/QA/KA
  26. 4 to a Straight: 9JQK, TJQA/TJKA/TQKA
  27. 3 to a Straight Flush: Ace-low, 234/235/245, 346/356, 457/467, 568/578, 679/689, 78T/78J/79J, 79T/7TJ, 89Q/8TQ, 9TK
  28. 3 to a Straight: JQK
  29. 4 to a Straight: 89JQ/8TJQ, 9TJK/9TQK
  30. 2 to a Straight: JQ
  31. 1 high card: Ace
  32. 2 to a Royal Flush: TJ
  33. 2 to a Straight: JK/QK
  34. 3 to a Flush: 2TK to 8TK
  35. 2 to a Royal Flush: TQ, TK
  36. 1 high card: J/Q/K
  37. 3 to a Straight Flush: 236/246/256, 347/357/367, 458/468/478, 569/579/589, 67T/68T/69T
  38. 4 to a Straight: 2346/2356/2456, 3457/3467/3567, 4568/4578/4678, 5679/5689/5789, 678T/679T/689T
  39. Discard everything

Card Key

Card Abbreviations

Letter Card
T 10
J Jack
Q Queen
K King
A Ace

A "high card" is a Jack, Queen, King, or Ace.

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