Quick Quads Video Poker

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If you’re a video poker fan with a yen for the Jacks or Better (JOB) games you know that hitting four of a kind is the next best thing to a royal flush, but neither happens very often. It’s especially frustrating when you’re dealt three of a kind on the initial deal and there are 47 remaining cards with only 2 chances of drawing that 1 matching fourth card.

Quick Quads Video Poker

Enter Quick Quads (QQ). This new game gives you the opportunity to earn a four of a kind payout when your hand contains only three of a kind. Here is how it works:

After selecting your game of choice on a machine designated for Quick Quads, you must first play six credits per game instead of the usual five to be eligible for the QQ bonus feature. Currently the VP games offered are Jacks or Better, JOB Bonus, Double Bonus, Double Double Bonus and Triple Bonus in single play, 3 play, 5 and 10 play. There are two ways to receive a QQ bonus payout:

Initial deal – If you are dealt three of a kind from rank 2 thru 10 and the remaining two cards add up to that particular rank, you will be paid the four of a kind payout for that rank. Example: you are dealt 8,8,8,5,3. In that 5 + 3 = 8, you will be paid for quad eights.

After draw – After you discard two non-matching cards and your draw cards add up to that rank. Example: 4,4,4,K,J. Discard the K,J. If a 3,A or 2,2 are drawn, you have quad fours.(Aces count as one).

 Suppose you’re dealt a full house such as a 7, 7, 7, K and K. Then it becomes decision making time. Do you hold the full house and collect 45 credits, or discard the kings hoping for one of four possible combinations drawing a large quad win of 260 credits: a 7, or 6 & A; a 5 & 2, or 4 & 3. If not, you’ll be paid 15 credits for the three of a kind. Some QQ games pay more for certain quad combinations than regular VP bonus games. Here is an example of the Double Double Bonus (DDB ) payouts on a 5 coin max bet vs. Quick Quads:

Pay Table Comparison

HAND                                       DDB         QQ

Royal Flush .                           4000         4000

Straight Flush                          250            250

4 Aces/w 2-4                            800            1000

Four 2-4.                                  400             400

Four 5 - King                            250             250

Full House                                45               45

Flush.                                        30               30

Straight                                      20               20

3 of a Kind                                  15              15

2 Pair                                           5                5

Pair JOB                                      5                5

Payouts will vary on winning hands between jurisdictions and casinos. Always check the pay tables for the best value.

For more information log on to www.videopoker.com/quickquads where you can download a free guide to Quick Quads by video poker expert Bob Dancer, author of Million Dollar Video Poker. You can view an online tutorial, find out where to play the machines and also play for free on the internet.

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