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The poker game Flushes Gone Wild (FGW) made its debut at the 2015 Global Gaming Expo in Vegas. The annual event hosted over 25,000 attendees from the gaming business, reviewing all the new products that the manufacturing giants have to offer. One of the wares from Scientific Games was this new casino table game. A panel of expert judges from across the industry voted FGW the best new table poker game product of 2015.
The game is played with a standard 52 card deck and a house dealer. It is very simple to learn in that players do not have to understand any poker hand rankings. As long as they can count and know the difference between the suits: Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs, and Spades their good to go.
The only rank in this game is the amount of cards with the
same suit in a hand, known as a flush. Any hands with two or more of the same
suit are flush cards. If two flushes have the same number of cards, then the
ranks of the individual cards shall determine the higher hand. Aces are high,
deuces are wild. A deuce of any suit counts as a flush card in the player and
dealer hands. The objective for the player is to have a higher amount of flush
cards than the dealer.
Players must first make Ante and Blind wagers of equal amounts. An optional Flush Rush wager may also be made which pays even if the player loses the hand to the dealer. The player and dealer will each receive five cards face down. Two community cards which can be used by all players and the dealer to complete their flush hands will also be dealt face down in the center of the table.
After the player examines his or her cards, one of two decisions must be made:
Fold, forfeiting the Ante, Blind, and optional Flush Rush wager if made.
Make a Play wager at two times the Ante wager.
The players will then make their best flush hands. After all
the players have acted, the dealer will then reveal his or her cards and the
community cards. The winning pay table is determined by the Margin of Victory between player and
dealer hands. For example: If the player has a four card flush and the dealer
has a two card flush, then the margin of victory for the player is 2. The ante
and play bets pay even money, while the blind bet pays according to a margin of
victory table. If the dealer and player tie, the Ante, Blind, and Play bets all
push. A Flush Rush winning hand will pay regardless of the hand outcome. Here
are the pay tables:
If the Margin of Victory is:
5 Pays 200/1
1 or 0 Push
The house edge for the Ante and Blind Wagers is calculated at
7 card natural Pays 250/1
7 card wild 100/1
6 card natural 50/1
6 card wild 10/1
5 card natural 6/1
4 card natural 1/1
All other Loss
If the Flush Rush wager is made the house edge jumps to about
The following simple strategy is recommended for this poker game:
Play all hands that include at least a three card flush and/or at least one deuce.
Play if a two card flush is at least a queen high.
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