Spin Poker
Video Poker with a Slot Twist

You'll like Spin poker if you’ve been playing multi-line slots for a while and occasionally enjoy playing Video Poker.This is a game that may peak your interest. It combines traditional video poker with the bells and whistles of a video slot. The game uses all the familiar staples such as Jacks or Better with all the bonus games, Deuces Wild and Joker Poker.

How Spin Poker is Played

Once the game is selected it’s like playing three games in one. Three sets of five cards each are dealt across the screen face down. When play is initiated, one hand is dealt face up on the center line only. When the hold cards are selected by the player, the top and bottom rows will duplicate them.  When the draw button is pressed, the remaining down cards invert and spin their way into position accompanied by a little music to reveal the final hands. There are nine pay lines which are horizontal, diagonal and zig zag. All winning combination(s) are highlighted.

 Many casinos have Spin Poker but the games, denominations, pay tables and maximum bet amounts may vary between jurisdictions.

Varieties of Spin Poker Games

Eight games are offered on multi-denominational machines in 5, 10 or 25 cent increments. They are nine line, five credit, forty five coin maximum bet units. For example, a player that selects the 5 cent game may wager up to a maximum of $2.25 per hand, (45 X .05 = $2.25) although players do have the option to bet fewer lines and credits. Be aware that in order to win the top jackpot you must always wager the maximum amount. 

Lower denomination Spin Poker choices are 1, 2, 3 or 5 cents offering nine lines up to twenty credits per line for a maximum bet of 180 credits. Players may bet 1, 2, 10, 15 or 20 credits per selected line(s).

Banks of progressive machines with single games, Double Double Bonus and Joker Poker,  are 5 cents only, each with nine lines for a 45 credit maximum bet. Jackpots could grow into six figures for a Royal Flush with max coins wagered.

 Playing spin poker is fun but there are drawbacks that players should be aware of:

The Downsides

Pay tables may not be as generous as the customary single play video poker. You may not find the preferred payouts on Jacks or Better games like 9:1 for a full house and 6:1 for a flush. 

 Winning returns are sometimes smaller than your original wager because all the lines you wagered on may not produce a winning result.

 But you can get lucky as yours truly did at Casino Niagara in Canada. After depositing twenty dollars on the one-cent Triple Bonus JOB game, my 2,000 penny credits were not doing well at the beginning. After my credit meter dwindled down to fewer than 1,000, I was dealt a Q, J, K of Spades, a K of Diamonds & K of Clubs. Although the three of a kind Kings could have won back my deposit, I decided to hold the three spades and go for the Royal Flush. After all, I had 9 chances. When the cards stopped spinning the top line lit up and started the bells and whistles! And there sat the A, 10 of Spades! 16,000 credits good for $160! Not bad for a $20 investment.

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