# Sneak Peek Video Poker

## Introduction

Sneak Peek is a video poker variant by Sigma Gaming. It has a copyright date of 1998. The twist to Sneak Peek is the player can see the first card to be dealt on the draw. To pay for this, the game depresses the pay table.

As of the time of this writing (September 17, 2019), the game can be found at the Cal-Nev-Ari Casino & Bar.

## Rules

1. The game is played with a single 52-card deck.
2. The game deals five random cards to the player and exposes one card as the first first to be drawn on the draw.
3. The player may discard any cards he wishes.
4. The game will replace the discards, starting with the exposed card in rule 2 and then with random cards still in the deck after that.
5. The player is paid according to his hand after the draw and the pay table below.

The following pay table is per coin bet, based on a maximum bet of five coins.

### Pay Pay Table

Event Pays
Royal flush 800
Straight flush 30
Four aces 80
Four 2's-4's 50
Four 5's-K's 20
Full house 7
Flush 5
Straight 3
Three of a kind 2
Two pair 1
Jacks or better 1

## Example

In the image above, the player is dealt a pair of threes and the peek card is the ace of hearts. The peek card doesn't change the strategy in this situation, with the player discarding the three singletons.

On the draw, the player gets the ace of hearts in the left position as well as two more aces, for a full house.

## Analysis

The following table shows an analysis of the pay table seen at the Cal-Nev-Ari Casino & Bar. The lower right cell shows a return of 99.24%.

### Sneak Peek Return Table

Event Pays Probability Return
Royal flush 800 0.000038 0.030737
Straight flush 30 0.000190 0.005705
Four aces 80 0.000217 0.017331
Four 2-4 50 0.000599 0.029934
Four 5-K 20 0.001806 0.036128
Full house 7 0.021850 0.152952
Flush 5 0.022903 0.114513
Straight 3 0.028013 0.084040
Three of a kind 2 0.075991 0.151981
Two pair 1 0.176703 0.176703
Jacks or better 1 0.192363 0.192363
Nothing 0 0.479327 0.000000
Total 1.000000 0.992387