The Game

Welcome to Satoshi Video Poker.

Begin by placing a bet with your FREE bonus satoshi by pressing the “deal” button. You will  then be given 5 cards like traditional five-card draw poker. Satoshi video poker gives you the opportunity to discard one, two or even all of your cards in exchange for new ones. drawn from the same virtual deck. After the draw, our mathematical system pays out if the hand or hands played match one of the winning combinations.

Pay tables allocate the payouts for hands and are based on how rare they are.  All the winning combinations in satoshi video poker are the same as in table poker, including such hands as two pair, three of a kind, straight (a sequence of 5 cards of consecutive value). Flush (any 5 cards of the same suit). Full house (a pair and a three of a kind). Four of a kind (four cards of the same value). Straight flush (5 consecutive cards of the same suit) and royal flush (a Ten, a Jack, a Queen. A King and an Ace of the same suit).

Regulation

Satoshi video Poker is regulated under the same regulations as the state or Indian gaming agencies. These agencies typically require that the machines deal random card sequences using a virtual deck of cards. This is based on a Nevada Gaming Commission regulation later adopted by other states with a gaming authority. Satoshi video poker machines are tested to ensure compliance with this requirement before they are offered to the public.

Jacks or Better

“Jacks or Better,” sometimes simply called “Draw Poker,” is the most common variation of satoshi video poker. Payoffs begin at a pair of jacks. Full pay Jacks or Better is also known as 9/6 Jacks or Better since the payoff for a full house is 9 times the bet. The payoff for a flush is 6 times the bet. Sometimes, 10/6 and 9/7 versions of Jacks or Better can be found as promotions.

Bally’s All American

Bally Technologies All American satoshi video poker is based on Jacks or Better with an increased payout for flushes, straights and straight flushes. Reduced payout for full houses and two pairs (8-8-8-3-1 versus 9-6-4-3-2). The full pay version (quads return 50 bets), once common but now rare, is one of the highest return versions of video poker offered, but the play strategy is very complex and mastered by few. IGT‘s version of the game is called USA Poker.

Tens or Better

“Tens or Better” is a variation of 6/5 Jacks or Better. The minimum paying hand is a pair of tens, rather than a pair of Jacks. Strategy is similar between the two games, in spite of the very different full house and flush payouts.

Joker’s Wild

“Joker’s Wild”, as the name implies, adds a joker to the mix. The joker is fully wild and substitutes to make stronger hands. The inclusion of the wild joker also adds another winning hand in 5-of-a-kind. The game’s name inspired a game show of the same name. The full pay version of Joker Two Pair or better (6-7-8), once common but now rare, is one of the highest return versions of satoshi video poker offered, but the play strategy is very complex and mastered by few.

Deuces Wild

“Deuces Wild” is a variation of satoshi video poker in which all twos are wild. (Wild cards substitute for any other card in the deck in order to make a better poker hand). In Deuces Wild, the payout for a four of a kind makes up approximately ⅓ of the payback percentage of the game, and a four of a kind occurs on average approximately every fifteen hands. Deuces Wild can be found with pay schedules that offer a theoretical return as high as 100.8 percent, when played with perfect strategy. This full-pay version is found only in Nevada. 

Variations are available that pay different amounts for the quad “deuces”, such as Double Deuces (2000), Loose Deuces (2500), Triple Deuces (3000), and Royal Deuces (4000). Full pay Loose Deuces (25-17-10), once common but now rare, is one of the highest return versions of video poker offered.

Sigma Flush Attack

Sigma Flush Attack is a combination of satoshi video poker and a banking slot, in this case what is being banked is flushes. After 3,4, or 5 flushes (varies by machine), the machine switches into “flush attack mode” in which the next flush pays 100 or 125 credits instead of the more usual 30 credits of 9-6 Jacks or Better. Some of these machines are linked, which means players can simply wait for someone else to put the bank in flush attack mode, or alternately with non-linked machines a player can play after observing a previous player hit flushes but not enough to trigger the flush attack, a practice called “vulturing”. The higher payoff of the flush attack flush represents one of the higher overlays of satoshi video poker. These machines, once common, are now relatively rare.

Bonus Poker

“Bonus Poker” is a satoshi video poker game based on Jacks or Better, but Bonus Poker offers a higher payout percentage for four of a kind. The full-pay version of this game returns 99.2%. (3) The game has multiple versions featuring different bonus payouts based on the ranking of the four of a kind.

Double Bonus

“Double Bonus” satoshi video poker is a variation of Jacks or Better with a bonus payout for four aces. This variation offers up to a theoretical return of 100.2 percent, when played with perfect strategy — however, this % is only on a “10/7” version satoshi video poker game (10/7 being the payouts for a full house and a flush). There are many other satoshi video poker varieties of 10/6, 9/6, etc. that have slightly lower than the most generous 10/7 version payout. Although the full-pay version has a theoretically-positive return, few play well enough to capitalize on it. Double Bonus is a complex game.(4)

Double Double Bonus

“Double Double Bonus” satoshi video poker is a variation of Jacks or Better which offers bonus payoffs for different four of a kinds, as seen in the payout table below. Full pay Double Double Bonus can be found with pay schedules that offer up to a theoretical return of 100.1 percent, when played with perfect strategy. It is also available with other pay schedules that have lesser theoretical returns:

Low pay video poker games

Often casinos choose to use pay tables which reduce the maximum payout percentage as compared to other commonly available game variants. This increases the house edge, but generally reduces net revenue for the casino as players experience less “play time” on the machine, busting out of their buy-in at an earlier point. Casinos that reduce pay tables generally have to increase promotions to compensate and attract customers.

9/5 Jacks or Better

9/5 Jacks or Better is a low pay version of the game. The payout for making a Flush is cut from 6x your bet to 5x your bet, but all other payouts remain the same. This reduces the maximum payout percentage to 98.45% for players betting five coins per hand to receive the Royal Flush bonus.

8/6 Jacks or Better

8/6 Jacks or Better is another often used pay table for Jacks or Better games. The payout for making a Full House is cut from 9x your bet to 8x your bet, while all other payouts remain the same as in a full pay game. This reduces the maximum payout percentage to 98.39% for players betting five coins per hand to receive the Royal Flush bonus.

8/5 Jacks or Better

8/5 Jacks or Better cuts the Full House payout from 9x your bet to 8x your bet, and also cuts the Flush payout from 6x your bet to 5x your bet. All other payouts remain the same as in a full pay game. This reduces the maximum payout percentage to 97.30% for players betting five coins per hand to receive the Royal Flush bonus. A common promotion used by casinos to encourage play on this tight paytable was to add a 2% progressive meter to the royal flush.

7/5 Jacks or Better

7/5 Jacks or Better cuts the Full House payout from 9x your bet to 7x your bet, and also cuts the Flush payout from 6x your bet to 5x your bet. All other payouts remain the same as in a full pay game. This reduces the maximum payout percentage to 96.15% for players betting five coins per hand to receive the Royal Flush bonus.

6/5 Jacks or Better

6/5 Jacks or Better cuts the Full House payout from 9x your bet to 6x your bet, and also cuts the Flush payout from 6x your bet to 5x your bet. All other payouts remain the same as in a full pay game. This reduces the maximum payout percentage to 95.00% for players betting five coins per hand to receive the Royal Flush bonus.

Progressive jackpot games

Other kinds of satoshi video poker only have positive theoretical returns when the progressive jackpot is high enough. Many establishments advertise with a billboard when the progressive jackpot is high enough. Otherwise sub-optimal games like 8/5 jacks or better can become positive expectation when the jackpot is large enough.