Aces and Faces Rules & Strategy

Aces and Faces Video Poker Rules.

Aces and Faces Video Poker is played with a 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 Faces Video Poker is a standard video poker game based on Jacks or Better play. As the name indicates, the payoffs on this game are tied to combinations of face cards and aces starting with a pair of Jacks and has higher payouts for 4 of a kind combinations in Aces, Kings, Queens and Jacks. There are no wild cards in the game.

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 500 1000 2000 3000 4000
4 Aces 80 160 240 320 400
Straight Flush 50 100 150 200 250
Four J, Q, K 40 80 120 160 200
Four 2 - 10's 25 50 75 100 125
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 Faces Video Poker Strategy.

A lower payout is set for pairs, straights and flushes with higher payouts given to 4 of a kind combinations so you should look toward any 4 of a kind but the Aces and Faces carry the most payout.

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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