Full Pay Video Poker

On the internet, full pay video poker is the only way to go. We'll take a look at what full pay means and why it is the only way you should play.



A common misconception is that a "full pay" video poker machine pays 100% in the long run. This is actually not true. A full pay video poker machine is simply a machine that has the highest payout for a particular machine type that can be commonly found. The payout is also dependent on optimum play.



Full Pay Jacks or Better

The payoff table for full pay jacks or better video poker looks like this:

Payout Type 9/6
Royal Flush 800
Straight Flush 50
Four of a Kind 25
Full House 9
Flush 6
Straight 4
Three of a Kind 3
Two Pairs 2
Pair of Jacks or Better 1
Long Run Pay Percentage 99.54%


The table above assumes maximum coin play, shows the return for one coin, and the expected value (expected return) is 99.54%. Notice that it is a "9/6" machine. If it paid 8 credits for a full house and 5 credits for a flush (an "8/5" machine), video poker players would not refer to it as a "full pay" machine.



Full Pay Deuces Wild

A full pay deuces wild table looks like this:

Payout Table
Natural Royal Flush 800
Four Deuces 200
Wild Royal Flush 25
Five of a Kind 15
Straight Flush 9
Four of a Kind 5
Full House 3
Flush 2
Straight 2
Three of a Kind 1
Long Run Pay Percentage 100.76%


The table above assumes maximum coin play, shows the return for one coin, and the expected value (expected return) is 100.76%.

When you have the option to play full pay video poker machines, there is absolutley no reason to play anything else!



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