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Last Updated: June 28, 2016

9/7/5 Double Bonus Poker strategy


The following video poker strategy is for 9/7/5 Double Bonus Poker.

9/7/5 Double Bonus Poker

Hand Payoff
Royal Flush 800
Straight Flush 50
Four Aces 160
Four 2s/3s/4s 80
Four 5s thru Ks 50
Full House 9
Flush 7
Straight 5
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 99.1065%, the strategy presented below is the optimal "exceptionless" strategy, which returns 99.1012%.

  1. Royal Flush
  2. Straight Flush
  3. 4 of a kind
  4. 4 to a Royal Flush
  5. 3 of a kind: Aces
  6. Full House
  7. Flush
  8. Straight
  9. 3 of a kind: 2s thru Ks
  10. 4 to a Straight Flush
  11. 1 pair: Aces
  12. 2 pair
  13. 4 to a Flush: 0, 2, or 3 high cards
  14. 4 to a Flush: 1 high card (Ace only)
  15. 3 to a Royal Flush: TJQ, JQK
  16. 1 pair: Js/Qs/Ks
  17. 3 to a Royal Flush: TJK/TQK, TJA/TQA/TKA/JQA/JKA/QKA
  18. 4 to a Flush: 1 high card (J, Q, or K only)
  19. 4 to a Straight: 2345, 3456, 4567, 5678, 6789, 789T, 89TJ, 9TJQ, TJQK
  20. 1 pair: 2s/3s/4s
  21. 3 to a Straight Flush: 9TJ, 9JQ
  22. 1 pair: 5s thru 10s
  23. 4 to a Straight: JQKA
  24. 3 to a Straight Flush: 345, 456, 567, 678, 789, 89T, 89J/8TJ, 8JQ, 9TQ, 9JK/9QK
  25. 4 to a Straight: 9JQK, TJQA/TJKA/TQKA
  26. 3 to a Flush: 2JK to 9KA, 6TA
  27. 2 to a Royal Flush: JQ, JK/QK, JA/QA/KA
  28. 3 to a Straight Flush: Ace-low, 234/235/245, 346/356, 457/467, 568/578, 679/689, 78T/79T
  29. 4 to a Straight: Ace-low, 89JQ/8TJQ, 9TJK/9TQK
  30. 3 to a Straight Flush: 78J/79J/7TJ, 89Q/8TQ, 9TK
  31. 3 to a Straight: TJQ, JQK
  32. 4 to a Straight: 789J/78TJ/79TJ, 89TQ
  33. 2 to a Royal Flush: TJ
  34. 2 to a Straight: JQ
  35. 3 to a Flush: 23J to 6TJ, 23Q to 7TQ, 28K to 8TK, 29A to 9TA except 6TA
  36. 2 to a Royal Flush: TQ
  37. 3 to a Straight Flush: 236/246/256, 347/357/367, 458/468/478, 569/579/589, 67T/68T/69T
  38. 3 to a Flush: 23K to 67K, 26A to 78A
  39. 2 to a Straight: JK/QK
  40. 1 high card: Ace
  41. 2 to a Royal Flush: TK
  42. 1 high card: J/Q/K
  43. 4 to a Straight: 2346/2356/2456, 3457/3467/3567, 4568/4578/4678, 5679/5689/5789, 678T/679T/689T
  44. 3 to a Flush: no high cards
  45. 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.