# Hot Roll Poker

## Introduction

The first time I saw Hot Roll Poker was July 1, 2015 at the Suncoast in Las Vegas. The idea is simple. If the player doubles his bet then he will be eligible for multipliers based on the roll of two dice.

## Rules

Hot Roll is an optional feature on top of three-, five-, and ten-play video poker. The rules for the feature are as follows.

1. To be eligible for the feature the player must pay ten coins per line as opposed to the usual five. The extra amount bet is a fee that qualifies the player for the bonus feature.
2. The multiplier is awarded with a probability of 1 in 6. The multiplier can be revealed either before or after the deal.
3. When the player does earn a multiplier it shall be determined by the roll of two dice. For example, a 5 and 3 would result in a multiplier of 8.

## Example

In the picture above I was dealt a two pair with an 11x multiplier.

I held the two pair and one of them improved to a full house. In the 9-6 Jacks or Better game I was playing, a two pair paid 2x and a full house 9x. The bet per line was five coins and the multiplier was 11. So, the total win was 5×11×(4×2 + 1×9) = 55 × 17 = 935 coins.

Images taken with permission from VideoPoker.com.

## Strategy

The strategy is exactly the same as conventional video poker for any given game and pay table.

## Return

Given that the probability of multiplier is 1/6 and the average multiplier when earned is 7, the overall average multiplier is (1/6)×7 + (5/6)×1 = 12/6 = 2. Since the player must double his bet, the return is exactly the same as for the base pay table. So, conventional video poker returns may be used for Hot Roll Poker.

The following tables show the games, pay tables, and return for Hot Roll Poker. They were kindly provided to me by IGT, the game maker.

### Bonus Poker

Hand 99.17% 98.01% 96.87%
ROYAL FLUSH 800 800 800
STRAIGHT FLUSH 50 50 50
FOUR ACES 80 80 80
FOUR 2's, 3's, 4's 40 40 40
FOUR 5's THROUGH K's 25 25 25
FULL HOUSE 8 7 6
FLUSH 5 5 5
STRAIGHT 4 4 4
THREE OF A KIND 3 3 3
TWO PAIR 2 2 2
JACKS OR BETTER 1 1 1

### Bonus Poker Deluxe

Hand 99.64% 98.49% 97.40%
ROYAL FLUSH 800 800 800
STRAIGHT FLUSH 50 50 50
FOUR OF A KIND 80 80 80
FULL HOUSE 9 8 8
FLUSH 6 6 5
STRAIGHT 4 4 4
THREE OF A KIND 3 3 3
TWO PAIR 1 1 1
JACKS OR BETTER 1 1 1

### Deuces Wild

Hand 99.73% 98.91% 97.58% 96.77%
ROYAL FLUSH NO DEUCES 800 800 800 800
FOUR DEUCES 200 200 200 200
ROYAL FLUSH WITH DEUCE 25 25 20 25
FIVE OF A KIND 16 15 12 16
STRAIGHT FLUSH 10 9 10 13
FOUR OF A KIND 4 4 4 4
FULL HOUSE 4 4 4 3
FLUSH 3 3 3 2
STRAIGHT 2 2 2 2
THREE OF A KIND 1 1 1 1

### Deuces Wild Bonus Poker

Hand 99.45% 98.80% 97.36%
ROYAL FLUSH NO DEUCES 800 800 800
FOUR DEUCES + ONE ACE 400 400 400
FOUR DEUCES 200 200 200
ROYAL FLUSH WITH DEUCE 25 25 25
FIVE ACES 80 80 80
FIVE 3's, 4's, 5's 40 40 40
FIVE 6's THROUGH K's 20 20 20
STRAIGHT FLUSH 9 13 10
FOUR OF A KIND 4 4 4
FULL HOUSE 4 3 3
FLUSH 3 3 3
STRAIGHT 1 1 1
THREE OF A KIND 1 1 1

### Double Bonus

Hand 99.11% 97.81% 96.38%
ROYAL FLUSH 800 800 800
STRAIGHT FLUSH 50 50 50
FOUR ACES 160 160 160
FOUR 2's, 3's, 4's 80 80 80
FOUR 5's THROUGH K's 50 50 50
FULL HOUSE 9 9 9
FLUSH 7 6 6
STRAIGHT 5 5 4
THREE OF A KIND 3 3 3
TWO PAIR 1 1 1
JACKS OR BETTER 1 1 1

### Double Double Bonus

Hand 99.96% 98.98% 97.87% 96.79%
ROYAL FLUSH 800 800 800 800
STRAIGHT FLUSH 40 50 50 50
FOUR A's + ANY 2, 3 OR 4 400 400 400 400
FOUR 2's,3's,4's + ANY A,2,3,4 160 160 160 160
FOUR ACES 160 160 160 160
FOUR 2's, 3's, 4's 80 80 80 80
FOUR 5's THROUGH K's 50 50 50 50
FULL HOUSE 10 9 9 8
FLUSH 6 6 5 5
STRAIGHT 4 4 4 4
THREE OF A KIND 3 3 3 3
TWO PAIR 1 1 1 1
JACKS OR BETTER 1 1 1 1

### Jacks or Better

Hand 99.54% 98.45% 97.30%
ROYAL FLUSH 800 800 800
STRAIGHT FLUSH 50 50 50
FOUR OF A KIND 25 25 25
FULL HOUSE 9 9 8
FLUSH 6 5 5
STRAIGHT 4 4 4
THREE OF A KIND 3 3 3
TWO PAIR 2 2 2
JACKS OR BETTER 1 1 1

### Joker Poker — Two Pair or Better

Hand 97.19%
ROYAL FLUSH NO JOKER 100
FIVE OF A KIND 800
ROYAL FLUSH WITH JOKER 100
STRAIGHT FLUSH 100
FOUR OF A KIND 16
FULL HOUSE 8
FLUSH 5
STRAIGHT 4
THREE OF A KIND 2
TWO PAIR 1

### Joker Poker — Kings or Better

Hand 99.29% 98.44% 96.38%
ROYAL FLUSH NO JOKER 940 940 800
FIVE OF A KIND 200 200 200
ROYAL FLUSH WITH JOKER 100 100 100
STRAIGHT FLUSH 50 50 50
FOUR OF A KIND 18 17 15
FULL HOUSE 7 7 7
FLUSH 5 5 5
STRAIGHT 3 3 3
THREE OF A KIND 2 2 2
TWO PAIR 1 1 1
KINGS OR BETTER 1 1 1

### Super Aces Bonus Poker

Hand 99.94% 98.85% 97.78%
ROYAL FLUSH 800 800 800
STRAIGHT FLUSH 60 60 60
FOUR ACES 400 400 400
FOUR 2's, 3's, 4's 80 80 80
FOUR 5's THROUGH K's 50 50 50
FULL HOUSE 8 7 6
FLUSH 5 5 5
STRAIGHT 4 4 4
THREE OF A KIND 3 3 3
TWO PAIR 1 1 1
JACKS OR BETTER 1 1 1

### Super Double Bonus Poker

Hand 99.69% 98.69% 97.77% 96.87%
ROYAL FLUSH 800 800 800 800
STRAIGHT FLUSH 80 80 80 80
FOUR ACES 160 160 160 160
FOUR J's, Q's, K's 120 120 120 120
FOUR 2's, 3's, 4's 80 80 80 80
FOUR 5's THROUGH 10's 50 50 50 50
FULL HOUSE 9 8 7 6
FLUSH 5 5 5 5
STRAIGHT 4 4 4 4
THREE OF A KIND 3 3 3 3
TWO PAIR 1 1 1 1
JACKS OR BETTER 1 1 1 1

### Triple Double Bonus Poker

Hand 99.58% 98.15%
ROYAL FLUSH 800 800
STRAIGHT FLUSH 50 50
FOUR A's + ANY 2, 3 OR 4 800 800
FOUR 2's,3's,4's + ANY A,2,3,4 400 400
FOUR ACES 160 160
FOUR 2's, 3's, 4's 80 80
FOUR 5's THROUGH K's 50 50
FULL HOUSE 9 9
FLUSH 7 6
STRAIGHT 4 4
THREE OF A KIND 2 2
TWO PAIR 1 1
JACKS OR BETTER 1 1