Flushes Gone Wild
Poker Game

Flushes Gone Wild®is a registered trademark of Bally Gaming, Inc. and is used with permission on this website.

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.

About the FGW Poker Game

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.

How the Game is Played

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:

Blind Pay Table

If the Margin of Victory is:

 5       Pays   200/1

4                 25/1

3                   5/1

2                   3/1

1 or 0            Push

The house edge for the Ante and Blind Wagers is calculated at about 3.7%.

Optional Flush Rush

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 8.6%.

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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