Aces and Eights Rules & Strategy

Aces and Eights Video Poker Rules.

Aces and Eights is a game between you and the dealer and is played with a standard deck of 52 cards. Five cards are dealt in the first hand. Hold as many cards as you want to build the strongest hand. The remaining cards will be discarded and replaced with new ones from the same playing deck.

Aces and Eights Video Poker is a standard video poker game based on Jacks or Better play except it has high payouts for the following hand combinations:

  • Four of a Kind - Aces or Eight
  • Four of a Kind - Sevens
  • Four of a Kind - Other

Minimum and maximum payouts are set by the casino. A standard rate table is listed below:

Card Combinations Coin 1 Coin 2 Coin 3 Coin 4 Coin 5
Royal Flush 250 500 750 1,000 4,000
Four of a Kind (Aces or Eights) 80 160 240 320 400
Straight Flush 70 140 210 280 350
Four of a Kind (Sevens) 50 100 150 200 250
Four of a Kind (Others) 20 40 60 80 100
Full House 8 16 24 32 40
Flush 5 10 15 20 25
Straight 4 8 12 16 20
Three of a Kind 3 6 9 12 15
Two Pairs 2 4 6 8 10
Jacks or Better 1 2 3 4 5

Aces and Eights Video Poker Strategy.

Never break up a dealt paying hand unless you have four of the five cards for a Royal Flush.

If you aren't dealt a paying hand, check the list of ranked possible combinations listed below and use the one that will produce the highest result:

  1. Four of a kind, straight flush, royal flush
  2. Four cards to a royal flush
  3. Three of a kind, straight, flush, full house
  4. Four cards to a straight flush
  5. Two pair
  6. High pair (Jack or better)
  7. Three cards to a royal flush
  8. Four cards to a flush
  9. Low pair
  10. Four cards to an outside straight
  11. Two suited high cards
  12. Three cards to a straight flush
  13. Two unsuited high cards (more than two, use lowest)
  14. Suited high cards 10-J, 10-Q, 10-K
  15. Jack or better
  16. Discard all dealt cards

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