Tens or Better Video Poker

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Tens or Better Video Poker Highlights

The video poker variation that is perhaps most familiar is that of Jacks or Better. The game of Tens or Better is somewhat like that, but with a few distinct differences.

Like Jacks or Better, the player can be paid on a pair - which is not the case with some video poker games. But this game makes it easier to get a winning payoff, as the player can actually be paid with a pair of tens. Of course, that is easier, but if you look at the payout scale, it is made up for elsewhere, as the Full House and Flush pay less.

Using the maximum five-coin bet as a reference (that is the recommended bet, since it's the only way to be paid the bonus on a Royal Flush), here is the full pay table for Tens or Better:

  • Royal Flush -- 4000
  • Straight Flush -- 250
  • 4 of a Kind -- 125
  • Full House -- 30
  • Flush -- 25
  • Straight -- 20
  • 3 of a Kind -- 15
  • Two Pair -- 10
  • Pair, Tens or Better -- 5

Of course, the play begins with a five-card hand the player is dealt. Then the player holds the cards that are advantageous and discards the ones that aren't. Upon the "draw," which is executed by clicking a button, new cards are dealt to the player. The object is to achieve at least a pair of tens. Anything less, and there is no payout.

Coin denominations of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 50 cents, as well as $1, $2, and $5. The maximum bet is $25, derived from five coins at the highest denomination.