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2 Ways Royal

Introduction

2 Ways Royal/Split Way Royal is a video poker game found at some Playtech and Betsoft Internet casinos. The thrust of the game is a 2-6 straight flush pays the same as a royal flush, 800x, based on a max coin bet.

Playtech calls the game 2 Ways Royal and Betsoft calls it Split Way Royal. They both use the same pay table shown below.

2 Ways Royal

Hand Pays Combinations Probability Return
Hi Royal flush 800 495648096 0.000025 0.019892
Lo Royal flush 800 452439228 0.000023 0.018158
Straight flush 50 2125345536 0.000107 0.005331
Four of a kind 40 46844788068 0.00235 0.094003
Full house 6 228552909012 0.011466 0.068796
Flush 5 208993990320 0.010485 0.052424
Straight 4 225491143956 0.011312 0.045249
Three of a kind 3 1475076583692 0.074001 0.222003
Two pair 2 2566559764188 0.128758 0.257516
Jacks or better 1 4277782475892 0.214606 0.214606
Nothing 0 10900855429212 0.546868 0
Total 19933230517200 1 0.997977

Some readers have questioned my claim that the low royal is 2-6, saying it is A-5. To prove it is 2-6 I present the following screenshot, which another reader sent in.

Prior to December 9, 2009, I incorrectly stated the return of this game was 99.13%. A few readers pointed out that vpgenius.com claimed the return for the above pay table was 99.7977%, which I now agree with. For the earlier error, I apologize.

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Written by: Michael Shackleford

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