Play Online Aces and Eights Video Poker for Real Money or Free
One of classic video poker variants, this game has its roots in Jacks or Better except for higher payouts for Four of a Kind of aces, eights, or sevens. Short of that, it offers all the bells and whistles of other Wizard of Odds games: possibility to play for real money or for free, in conjunction with built-in trainer helping you to improve poker skills.
The goal of the game is a common one — you play with a standard deck of 52 cards with five cards dealt in the first hand; you can hold as many cards as you want to build the best hand and beat the dealer.
To make it even more enticing to poker beginners, our Aces and Eights game additionally packs a few training features to enrich regular playground. Of course, we’re talking about a Personal Game Advisor — a household tool on many of our games — which helps you to improve your skills by using well-timed advice on errors in strategy and a custom-made hand analyzer.
To put it to the best use, make sure to check Aces and Eights statistics page and learn more about all combinations and probabilities. (While payouts vary in calculations and game, you get a useful glimpse of data.)
Now, you have up to 10,000 free credits to play poker in a simply structured table game.
The payout table is atop of your screen, cards right below, and the control strip with payroll/bet size info at the bottom. You get to use specially branded Wizard of Odds deck as well!
The coin denomination for wagers ranges from 1 to 5 credits. These five options reflect on the paytable, particularly when it comes to better payouts for four aces, eights, and sevens than for usual Four of a Kind. By pressing BET ONE you can move quickly through them and select your preferred wager.
Once set, you proceed with play by clicking the DEAL button, while the bet level is displayed next to your credit sum.
If you feel like wagering 5 credits and going for the highest payout, you can click on the BET MAX button. However, please note that the new hand is dealt afterward momentarily and you cannot lower the bet until the next hand!
Whenever you want to switch to some other poker game without having to leave the current page, you can click on MORE GAMES and choose from the myriad of options available.
Same goes for the SPEED button: if you want your hands to be dealt slower or faster, you can define the most suitable option for your game style.
Notwithstanding differences in payouts, Aces and Eights is governed by regular video poker rules.
The icing on this cake comes in the form of a Personal Game Advisor with two useful options.
First off, there is a “Warn on strategy errors” option you can select by checking the box right above the game. When turned on, it enables a pop-up window to appear when you have a better move to make, advising you on strategy error you can correct.
Then, there is the ANALYZE button which appears at the control strip once your cards have been dealt. Once you click it, a new pop-up window appears with a statistical overview of all possible choices at your disposal, fully aligned to your current hand and selected paytable. As a useful helping hand…
Such real-time intelligence gives you EV on your credits and covers any conceivable combination at hand, empowering you to make an educated guess based on statistical advantages.
If you decide to use this option, you can click on the hand you want to use and the game will take you back to the main window, marking your selected cards with a HOLD sign.
On the other hand, if you prefer to do it by yourself, you can simply define which cards you don’t want to discard by pressing the HOLD button and click on DRAW.
When such a game is handled responsibly, the only remaining thing to be said is good luck!