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4-5 Bonus Poker

Introduction

4-5 Bonus Poker is a video poker game I noticed at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on April 8, 2006. The game plays like conventional video poker except the player only gets four cards on the deal. The makes it harder to get strong hands going into the draw, but the game compensates with a more generous pay table.

It was a Saturday night when I saw the game and every machine was taken. So the best I could do was copy down one pay table (Bonus Poker) as I lurched over a stranger's shoulder taking notes.

The following return table shows the pay table, probability, and return for each hand.

4-5 Bonus Poker

Hand Payoff Combinations Probability Return
Royal Flush 800 25,268,712 0.000011 0.008722
Straight Flush 100 122,051,604 0.000053 0.005266
Four aces 200 328,366,104 0.000142 0.028334
Four 2-4 100 680,971,104 0.000294 0.029380
Four 5-K 80 2,182,645,344 0.000942 0.075335
Full House 12 11,953,051,848 0.005157 0.061884
Flush 10 16,998,834,204 0.007334 0.073340
Straight 6 13,028,869,188 0.005621 0.033727
Three of a kind 4 127,022,432,184 0.054803 0.219210
Two pair 2 197,648,978,040 0.085274 0.170547
Pair of aces 2 141,799,463,640 0.061178 0.122356
Pair: J-K 1 343,532,231,028 0.148214 0.148214
Nonpaying hand 0 1,462,494,339,000 0.630979 0.000000
Total 0 2,317,817,502,000 1.000000 0.976315

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Written by: Michael Shackleford

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