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Last Updated: July 25, 2013

Double Bonus

Introduction

This page shows my strategy for 10/7 Double Bonus Poker. With optimal strategy, the expected return of 10/7 Double Bonus is 100.17%. 10/7 Double Bonus is hard to find, especially at high denominations, but is out there at some Vegas casinos. Following is the return table, showing the probability and contribution to the total return for each hand, assuming optimal strategy.

"10/7" Double Bonus

Hand Pays Combinations Probability Return
Royal flush 800 414860472 0.000021 0.016650
Straight flush 50 2254539360 0.000113 0.005655
4 aces 160 3962537892 0.000199 0.031806
4 2-4 80 10446264684 0.000524 0.041925
4 5-K 50 32045992176 0.001608 0.080383
Full house 10 223050658608 0.011190 0.111899
Flush 7 298068519408 0.014953 0.104673
Straight 5 299385345432 0.015019 0.075097
3 of a kind 3 1439168246364 0.072199 0.216598
Two pair 1 2484844034580 0.124658 0.124658
Jacks or better 1 3834735881328 0.192379 0.192379
Nothing 0 11304853636896 0.567136 0.000000
Total 19933230517200 1.000000 1.001725

Conflict Hands

The following list shows all the difficult hands, and how to correctly play them.

Definitions:
  • High Card = Jack, Queen, King or Ace
  • Straight Flush draw (type 1) = Open ended straight flush draw, in which the number of high cards equals or exceeds number of gaps.
  • Straight Flush draw (type 2) = Open ended straight flush draw, with one gap, or two gaps with one high card, any ace-low, or 234 suited.
  • Straight Flush draw (type 3) = Straight flush draw with two gaps and no high cards.

  1. K Q J T 9 — Straight flush or 4 to a royal flush: Keep the straight flush
  2. A K Q J T — 4 to a royal flush or Straight: Keep 4 to a royal flush
  3. A K J T 9 — 4 to a royal flush or Flush: Keep 4 to a royal flush
  4. A A A 2 2 — Three Aces or Full House: Keep the three aces
  5. 4 4 4 5 5 — Full House or Three of a Kind (other than aces): Keep the Full House
  6. 5 6 7 8 J — Flush or 4 to a straight flush: Keep the flush
  7. 3 4 5 6 7 — Straight or 4 to a straight flush: Keep the straight
  8. A K Q J T — Straight or 3 to a royal flush: Keep the straight
  9. K Q J 9 4 — 4 to a straight flush or 3 to a royal flush: Keep 4 to a straight flush
  10. A A K K Q — Two pair or 3 to a royal flush: Keep the two pair
  11. J J 4 7 9 — High pair or 4 to a flush: Keep High pair
  12. Q Q J A 2 — High pair or 3 to a royal flush: Keep High pair. There are some exceptions to this. Please see my video poker strategy calculator strategy for the details.
  13. 8 J Q K 9 — 4 to a flush or 3 to a royal flush: Keep the 4 to a flush
  14. 2 5 7 9 7 — 4 to a flush or Low pair: Keep 4 to a flush
  15. T J Q K 5 — 3 to a royal flush or 4 to an outside straight: Keep 3 to a royal flush
  16. T Q A T 8 — 3 to a royal flush or Low pair: Keep 3 to a royal flush
  17. 7 7 8 9 T — 4 to an outside straight or Low pair: Keep 4 to an outside straight
  18. 7 8 9 T 4 — 4 to an outside straight or 3 to a straight flush (type 1): Keep 4 to an outside straight
  19. 7 7 8 9 3 — Low pair or 3 to a straight flush (type 1): Keep the low pair
  20. K Q J 9 9 — Low pair or 4 to an inside straight with 3 high cards: Keep the low pair
  21. A K Q J 8 — AKQJ unsuited or 3 to a straight flush (type 1): Keep AKQJ unsuited
  22. A K Q J 9 — AKQJ unsuited or 4 to an inside straight with 3 high cards: Keep AKQJ unsuited
  23. A K Q J 2 — AKQJ unsuited or QJ suited: Keep AKQJ unsuited
  24. 2 Q J 9 8 — 3 to a straight flush (type 1) or 4 to an inside straight with 2 high cards: Keep 3 to a straight flush (type 1)
  25. 8 T J 3 5 — 3 to a straight flush (type 1) or JT suited: Keep 3 to a straight flush (type 1)
  26. K Q J 9 7 — 4 to an inside straight with 3 high cards or QJ suited: Keep 4 to an inside straight with 3 high cards
  27. A K Q T 6 — 4 to an inside straight with 3 high cards or 3 to a flush with 2 high cards: Keep 4 to an inside straight with 3 high cards
  28. K Q J 9 3 — 4 to an inside straight with 3 high cards or 2 suited high cards: Keep 4 to an inside straight with 3 high cards
  29. K Q J 9 8 — 4 to an inside straight with 3 high cards or 3 to a straight flush (type 2): Keep 4 to an inside straight with 3 high cards
  30. Q J 7 5 4 — QJ suited or 3 to a flush with 2 high cards: Keep QJ suited
  31. 8 9 J Q 2 — QJ suited or 4 to an inside straight with 2 high cards: Keep QJ suited
  32. Q J 2 3 4 — QJ suited or 3 to a straight flush (type 2 or 3): Keep QJ suited
  33. K J 3 5 6 — 3 to a flush with 2 high cards or 2 suited high cards (except QJ): Keep 3 to a flush with 2 high cards
  34. 8 9 J Q 4 — 3 to a flush with 2 high cards or 4 to an inside straight with 2 high cards: Keep 3 to a flush with 2 high cards
  35. 2 3 5 J A — 3 to a flush with 2 high cards or 4 to an inside straight with 1 high card: Keep 3 to a flush with 2 high cards
  36. K J T 9 6 — 2 suited high cards (except QJ) or 4 to an inside straight with 2 high cards: Keep 2 suited high cards
  37. A J 2 3 5 — 2 suited high cards (except QJ) or 3 to a straight flush (type 2 or 3): Keep 2 suited high cards
  38. 8 9 J Q 4 — 4 to an inside straight with 2 high cards or 3 to a straight flush (type 2 or 3): Keep 4 to an inside straight with 2 high cards
  39. 8 9 J Q 3 — 4 to an inside straight with 2 high cards or 3 to a flush with 1 high card: Keep 4 to an inside straight with 2 high cards
  40. 8 9 T Q 2 — 3 to a straight flush (type 2) or 4 to an inside straight with 1 high card: Keep 3 to a straight flush (type 2)
  41. 7 8 T J 4 — 4 to an inside straight with 1 high card or JT suited: Keep 4 to an inside straight with 1 high card
  42. 7 8 9 J 2 — 4 to an inside straight with 1 high card or 3 to a flush with 1 high card: Keep 4 to an inside straight with 1 high card
  43. A 2 4 5 7 — 4 to an inside straight with 1 high card or 3 to a straight flush (type 3): Keep 4 to an inside straight with 1 high card
  44. Q J T 2 4 — JT suited or QJ unsuited: Keep JT suited
  45. J T 6 7 2 — JT suited or 3 to a flush with 1 high card: Keep JT suited
  46. J T 2 4 6 — JT suited or 3 to a straight flush (type 3): Keep JT suited
  47. J T K 3 7 — JT suited or KQ, KJ unsuited: Keep JT suited
  48. J T A 4 6 — JT suited or Ace: Keep JT suited
  49. 6 7 8 T J — JT suited or 4 to an inside straight with no high cards: Keep JT suited
  50. J T 2 5 7 — JT suited or 3 to a flush with no high cards: Keep JT suited
  51. Q J 9 4 2 — QJ unsuited or 3 to a flush with 1 high card: Keep QJ unsuited
  52. Q J T 3 5 — QJ unsuited or QT suited: Keep QJ unsuited
  53. Q J 5 6 9 — QJ unsuited or 3 to a straight flush (type 3): Keep QJ unsuited
  54. A Q J 4 7 — QJ unsuited or Ace: Keep QJ unsuited
  55. Q J 2 5 7 — QJ unsuited or 3 to a flush with no high cards: Keep QJ unsuited
  56. 7 T Q 3 2 — 3 to a flush with 1 high card or QT suited: Keep 3 to a flush with 1 high card
  57. K Q 8 5 2 — 3 to a flush with 1 high card or KQ, KJ unsuited: Keep 3 to a flush with 1 high card
  58. A 5 9 8 6 — 3 to a flush with 1 high card or Ace: Keep 3 to a flush with 1 high card
  59. 7 T K 3 2 — 3 to a flush with 1 high card or KT suited: Keep 3 to a flush with 1 high card
  60. 6 7 9 T K — 3 to a flush with 1 high card or 4 to an inside straight with no high cards: Keep 3 to a flush with 1 high card
  61. Q T 2 4 6 — QT suited or 3 to a straight flush (type 3): Keep QT suited
  62. K Q T 4 5 — QT suited or KQ unsuited: Keep QT suited
  63. A Q T 6 9 — QT suited or Jack/King/Ace: Keep QT suited
  64. Q T 8 7 6 — QT suited or 4 to an inside straight with no high cards: Keep QT suited
  65. Q T 3 7 8 — QT suited or 3 to a flush with no high cards: Keep QT suited
  66. 5 6 9 K Q — 3 to a straight flush (type 3) or KQ, KJ unsuited: Keep 3 to a straight flush (type 3)
  67. 3 5 7 J 8 — 3 to a straight flush (type 3) or Jack/Queen/King/Ace: Keep 3 to a straight flush (type 3)
  68. 2 3 6 T K — 3 to a straight flush (type 3) or KT suited: Keep 3 to a straight flush (type 3)
  69. 2 3 5 6 9 — 3 to a straight flush (type 3) or 4 to an inside straight with no high cards: Keep 3 to a straight flush (type 3)
  70. A K J 7 4 — KQ, KJ unsuited or Ace: Keep KQ, KJ unsuited
  71. K Q T 4 6 — KQ, KJ unsuited or KT suited: Keep KQ, KJ unsuited
  72. K J 3 8 9 — KQ, KJ unsuited or 3 to a flush with no high cards: Keep KQ, KJ unsuited
  73. A K T 4 5 — Ace or KT suited: Keep Ace
  74. A J 5 8 9 — Ace or Jack, Queen, King: Keep Ace
  75. A 5 6 7 9 — Ace or 4 to an inside straight with no high cards: Keep Ace
  76. A 2 5 9 6 — Ace or 3 to a flush with no high cards: Keep Ace
  77. K 6 7 9 T — KT suited or 4 to an inside straight with no high cards: Keep KT suited
  78. K T 3 5 8 — KT suited or 3 to a flush with no high cards: Keep KT suited
  79. J 2 3 4 6 — Jack/Queen/King or 4 to an inside straight with no high cards: Keep Jack/Queen/King
  80. Q 2 5 7 9 — Jack/Queen/King or 3 to a flush with no high cards: Keep Jack/Queen/King
  81. 2 3 5 6 T — 4 to an inside straight with no high cards or 3 to a flush with no high cards: Keep 4 to an inside straight with no high cards

Traditional Strategy Table



The following list shows the value of each type of hand on the deal, in order from best to worst. To play a difficult hand, look up all viable ways to play it on the list, and play the highest one. Plays that aren't listed, like AK unsuited, should never be played.

  1. Straight flush, four of a kind, royal flush
  2. 4 to a royal flush
  3. Three aces
  4. Straight, flush, full house
  5. Three of a kind (except aces)
  6. 4 to a straight flush
  7. Two pair
  8. High pair
  9. 4 to a flush
  10. 3 to a royal flush
  11. 4 to an outside straight
  12. Low pair
  13. AKQJ unsuited
  14. 3 to a straight flush (type 1)
  15. 4 to an inside straight with 3 high cards
  16. QJ suited
  17. 3 to a flush with 2 high cards
  18. 2 suited high cards
  19. 4 to an inside straight with 2 high cards
  20. 3 to a straight flush (type 2)
  21. 4 to an inside straight with 1 high card
  22. KQJ unsuited
  23. JT suited
  24. QJ unsuited
  25. 3 to a flush with 1 high card
  26. QT suited
  27. 3 to a straight flush (type 3)
  28. KQ, KJ unsuited
  29. Ace
  30. KT suited
  31. Jack, Queen or King
  32. 4 to an inside straight with no high cards
  33. 3 to a flush with no high cards
  34. Discard everything


It should be stressed this is a simple strategy. For a more powerful and complicated strategy, please see this one generated by my video poker strategy calculator. In particular, sometimes the player will hold three to a royal over a pair of face cards.

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