Last Updated: February 25, 2014

Video Poker — Bonus Poker

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8/5 (55 SF)

Hand Payoff Combinations Probability Return
Royal Flush 800 495356964 0.000025 0.019881
Straight Flush 55 2157600360 0.000108 0.005953
Four Aces 80 3902188080 0.000196 0.015661
Four 2s, 3s, 4s 40 10509796152 0.000527 0.021090
Four 5s thru Ks 25 32686672740 0.001640 0.040995
Full House 8 229494606588 0.011513 0.092105
Flush 5 217490670576 0.010911 0.054555
Straight 4 223975574628 0.011236 0.044945
Three of a Kind 3 1484197537824 0.074458 0.223375
Two Pair 2 2577167278920 0.129290 0.258580
Jacks or Better 1 4286797909092 0.215058 0.215058
All Other 0 10864355325276 0.545037 0.000000
Total 19933230517200 1 0.992199

Bonus Poker — 8/5

Hand Pays Combinations Probability Return
Royal flush 800 495443136 0.000025 0.019884
Straight flush 50 2129604264 0.000107 0.005342
4 aces 80 3903775812 0.000196 0.015667
4 2-4 40 10509866328 0.000527 0.021090
4 5-K 25 32688417336 0.001640 0.040997
Full house 8 229516869924 0.011514 0.092114
Flush 5 216873645000 0.010880 0.054400
Straight 4 223676319912 0.011221 0.044885
3 of a kind 3 1484391167856 0.074468 0.223405
Two pair 2 2577523603752 0.129308 0.258616
Jacks or better 1 4290810981444 0.215259 0.215259
Nothing 0 10860710822436 0.544855 0.000000
Total 19933230517200 1.000000 0.991660

Note: The standard deviation of 8/5 Bonus Poker is 4.572098.

Bonus Poker - 99.36%

Hand Pays Combinations Probability Return
Royal flush 800 428344188 0.000021 0.017191
Straight flush 100 2621029596 0.000131 0.013149
4 aces 200 3956770560 0.000199 0.039700
4 2-4 40 10422449736 0.000523 0.020915
4 5-K 25 31443736068 0.001577 0.039436
Full house 12 222879493836 0.011181 0.134176
Flush 8 335934882816 0.016853 0.134824
Straight 5 290185004040 0.014558 0.072789
3 of a kind 3 1414763666028 0.070975 0.212925
Two pair 1 2453061903660 0.123064 0.123064
Jacks or better 1 3696677666676 0.185453 0.185453
Nothing 0 11470855569996 0.575464 0.000000
Total 19933230517200 1.000000 0.993623

Bonus Poker — 99.07%

Hand Pays Combinations Probability Return
Royal flush 800 495440040 0.000025 0.019884
Straight flush 50 2130622848 0.000107 0.005344
4 aces 75 3903639588 0.000196 0.014688
4 2-4 40 10509864264 0.000527 0.021090
4 5-K 25 32688394632 0.001640 0.040997
Full house 8 229515978276 0.011514 0.092114
Flush 5 216894084792 0.010881 0.054405
Straight 4 223688679144 0.011222 0.044888
3 of a kind 3 1484383065624 0.074468 0.223403
Two pair 2 2577509922528 0.129307 0.258614
Jacks or better 1 4290680977308 0.215253 0.215253
Nothing 0 10860829848156 0.544860 0.000000
Total 19933230517200 1.000000 0.990681

The following pay table may not look like the usual Bonus Poker games, that pays 80, 40, and 25 for a four of a kind. However, this was one seen at the Agua Caliente casino near Palm Springs and was titled "bonus poker" on the machine.

Bonus Poker — 30-8-5 — 98.48%

Hand Pays Combinations Probability Return
Royal flush 800 41,353,019 0.000025 0.019916
Straight flush 50 178,673,946 0.000108 0.005378
Four of a kind 30 3,925,025,853 0.002363 0.070887
Full house 8 19,125,542,817 0.011514 0.092110
Flush 5 18,105,224,890 0.010900 0.054498
Straight 4 18,660,993,247 0.011234 0.044936
3 of a kind 3 123,691,563,204 0.074464 0.223391
Two pair 2 214,780,152,114 0.129300 0.258600
Jacks or better 1 357,275,502,825 0.215083 0.215083
Nothing 0 905,318,511,185 0.545011 0.000000
Total 1,661,102,543,100 1.000000 0.984799

7/5 (55 SF)

Hand Payoff Combinations Probability Return
Royal Flush 800 495355932 0.000025 0.019881
Straight Flush 55 2159385204 0.000108 0.005958
Four Aces 80 3902187048 0.000196 0.015661
Four 2s, 3s, 4s 40 10509793056 0.000527 0.021090
Four 5s thru Ks 25 32671615860 0.001639 0.040976
Full House 7 229438253196 0.011510 0.080572
Flush 5 217561170624 0.010914 0.054572
Straight 4 224891829120 0.011282 0.045129
Three of a Kind 3 1483570397616 0.074427 0.223281
Two Pair 2 2576279884824 0.129245 0.258491
Jacks or Better 1 4287138879312 0.215075 0.215075
All Other 0 10864611765408 0.545050 0.000000
Total 19933230517200 1 0.980687

Bonus Poker - 98.01%

Hand Pays Combinations Probability Return
Royal flush 800 495430236 0.000025 0.019884
Straight flush 50 2132733288 0.000107 0.005350
4 aces 80 3903635460 0.000196 0.015667
4 2-4 40 10509856008 0.000527 0.021090
4 5-K 25 32673298536 0.001639 0.040978
Full house 7 229459754916 0.011511 0.080580
Flush 5 216946473756 0.010884 0.054418
Straight 4 224617025580 0.011268 0.045074
3 of a kind 3 1483756110144 0.074436 0.223309
Two pair 2 2576626215768 0.129263 0.258526
Jacks or better 1 4291056995796 0.215272 0.215272
Nothing 0 10861052987712 0.544872 0.000000
Total 19933230517200 1.000000 0.980147

The following pay table was seen at the Morongo casino in California.

Bonus Poker — 35-6-5 — 97.36%

Hand Pays Combinations Probability Return
Royal flush 800 41,349,708 0.000025 0.019914
Straight flush 50 178,989,910 0.000108 0.005388
Four of a kind 35 3,924,989,905 0.002363 0.082701
Full house 6 19,125,304,425 0.011514 0.069082
Flush 5 18,111,588,632 0.010903 0.054517
Straight 4 18,664,201,606 0.011236 0.044944
3 of a kind 3 123,689,496,667 0.074462 0.223387
Two pair 2 214,776,325,071 0.129297 0.258595
Jacks or better 1 357,234,392,976 0.215059 0.215059
Nothing 0 905,355,904,200 0.545033 0.000000
Total 1,661,102,543,100 1.000000 0.973586

Bonus Poker — 96.87%

Hand Pays Combinations Probability Return
Royal flush 800 495407532 0.000025 0.019883
Straight flush 50 2145558468 0.000108 0.005382
4 aces 80 3996706380 0.000201 0.016040
4 2-4 40 10509832272 0.000527 0.021090
4 5-K 25 32672554464 0.001639 0.040977
Full house 6 227376651564 0.011407 0.068441
Flush 5 217263418500 0.010900 0.054498
Straight 4 224745710304 0.011275 0.045100
3 of a kind 3 1485637374936 0.074531 0.223592
Two pair 2 2576447728272 0.129254 0.258508
Jacks or better 1 4289149331928 0.215176 0.215176
Nothing 0 10862790242580 0.544959 0.000000
Total 19933230517200 1.000000 0.968687

Bonus Poker — 10/8/6 — 95.78%

Hand Pays Combinations Probability Return
Royal flush 800 35,067,451 0.000021 0.016889
Straight flush 50 196,672,871 0.000118 0.005920
4 aces 80 307,430,349 0.000185 0.014806
4 2-4 40 867,143,504 0.000522 0.020881
4 5-K 25 2,626,792,815 0.001581 0.039534
Full house 10 18,495,137,472 0.011134 0.111343
Flush 8 27,005,281,578 0.016257 0.130060
Straight 6 28,168,024,374 0.016957 0.101745
3 of a kind 3 116,797,603,100 0.070313 0.210940
Two pair 1 202,259,778,012 0.121762 0.121762
Jacks or better 1 305,464,467,075 0.183893 0.183893
Nothing 0 958,879,144,499 0.577255 0.000000
Total 1,661,102,543,100 1.000000 0.957771

Bonus Poker - 94.18%

Hand Pays Combinations Probability Return
Royal flush 800 424730268 0.000021 0.017046
Straight flush 50 2426756496 0.000122 0.006087
4 aces 80 3704773188 0.000186 0.014869
4 2-4 40 10418911524 0.000523 0.020908
4 5-K 25 31630622496 0.001587 0.039671
Full house 10 222710534712 0.011173 0.111728
Flush 8 334577784756 0.016785 0.134279
Straight 5 292725927156 0.014685 0.073427
3 of a kind 3 1412595347940 0.070866 0.212599
Two pair 1 2451087793692 0.122965 0.122965
Jacks or better 1 3752427620556 0.188250 0.188250
Nothing 0 11418499714416 0.572837 0.000000
Total 19933230517200 1.000000 0.941829

The following three tables, which pay 20 for four 5-K, are found in the game Keno Draw Poker.

Bonus Poker — 20/8/5

Hand Pays Combinations Probability Return
Royal flush 800 41,286,111 0.000025 0.019884
Straight flush 50 177,642,892 0.000107 0.005347
4 aces 80 325,314,307 0.000196 0.015667
4 2-4 40 875,821,506 0.000527 0.021090
4 5-K 20 2,722,776,770 0.001639 0.032783
Full house 8 19,121,720,547 0.011511 0.092092
Flush 5 18,077,169,497 0.010883 0.054413
Straight 4 18,717,055,529 0.011268 0.045071
3 of a kind 3 123,647,017,698 0.074437 0.223310
Two pair 2 214,719,991,416 0.129264 0.258527
Jacks or better 1 357,598,916,661 0.215278 0.215278
Nothing 0 905,077,830,166 0.544866 0.000000
Total 1,661,102,543,100 1.000000 0.983463

Bonus Poker — 20/7/5

Hand Pays Combinations Probability Return
Royal flush 800 41,285,509 0.000025 0.019883
Straight flush 50 178,287,247 0.000107 0.005367
4 aces 80 325,294,097 0.000196 0.015666
4 2-4 40 875,820,904 0.000527 0.021090
4 5-K 20 2,722,723,708 0.001639 0.032782
Full house 7 19,121,164,041 0.011511 0.080578
Flush 5 18,095,064,979 0.010893 0.054467
Straight 4 18,722,747,224 0.011271 0.045085
3 of a kind 3 123,642,334,654 0.074434 0.223302
Two pair 2 214,710,817,968 0.129258 0.258516
Jacks or better 1 357,494,113,062 0.215215 0.215215
Nothing 0 905,172,889,707 0.544923 0.000000
Total 1,661,102,543,100 1.000000 0.971951

Bonus Poker — 20/6/5

Hand Pays Combinations Probability Return
Royal flush 800 41,283,488 0.000025 0.019882
Straight flush 50 178,951,210 0.000108 0.005387
4 aces 80 333,058,392 0.000201 0.016040
4 2-4 40 875,818,969 0.000527 0.021090
4 5-K 20 2,722,689,136 0.001639 0.032782
Full house 6 18,947,918,073 0.011407 0.068441
Flush 5 18,108,415,662 0.010901 0.054507
Straight 4 18,730,346,270 0.011276 0.045103
3 of a kind 3 123,801,876,737 0.074530 0.223590
Two pair 2 214,701,887,169 0.129253 0.258505
Jacks or better 1 357,409,249,251 0.215164 0.215164
Nothing 0 905,251,048,743 0.544970 0.000000
Total 1,661,102,543,100 1.000000 0.960492

Bonus Poker — 20/6/5

Hand Pays Combinations Probability Return
Royal flush 800 35,394,189 0.000021 0.017046
Straight flush 50 202,229,708 0.000122 0.006087
4 aces 80 308,731,099 0.000186 0.014869
4 2-4 40 868,242,627 0.000523 0.020908
4 5-K 25 2,635,885,208 0.001587 0.039671
Full house 10 18,559,211,226 0.011173 0.111728
Flush 8 27,881,482,063 0.016785 0.134279
Straight 5 24,393,827,263 0.014685 0.073427
3 of a kind 3 117,716,278,995 0.070866 0.212599
Two pair 1 204,257,316,141 0.122965 0.122965
Jacks or better 1 312,702,301,713 0.188250 0.188250
Nothing 0 951,541,642,868 0.572837 0.000000
Total 1,661,102,543,100 1.000000 0.941829

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