Double Double Bonus Poker

Double Double Bonus Poker
by Marilee of

This game has become the most wildly popular variation of Jacks of Better poker. This is the top rung of video poker for many video poker enthusiasts. It evolves the idea of bonus four-of-a-kind hands in Double Bonus Poker to a new height by use of a kicker. Aces are the main focus of this game but 2s, 3s, and 4s are also bonus hands.

As in Double Bonus Poker, four 5s through Ks pays $62.50
on a max bet quarter denomination machine , $100 on 2s, 3s or 4s, and
$200 on aces, Double Double Bonus Poker adds one fabulous bonus feature.
On a hand of aces, 2s, 3s or 4s the return is doubled if the fifth card
is a kicker. That means that adding an ace, 2. 3, or 4 to your four-of-a-kind
doubles the return.

Heres an example: Four aces with a king pays 160:1 but four aces with a 2 pays 400:1.

Heres another example: Four twos with a five pays 80:1 but four twos with a three pays 160:1. The only thing you give up playing Double Double Bonus Poker is the 1:1 return on two pair. This is the basic paytable for a typical Double Double Bonus Poker Machine:


Jacks or Better pays 1:1

Two pair pays 1:1

Three-of-a-kind pays 3:1

Straights pay 4:1

Flushes pay 6:1

Full House pays 9:1

Four 5s through Kings pay 50:1

Four 2s, 3s or 4s pay 80:1

Four 2s. 3s or 4s with an ace, two, three or four kicker pays 160:1

Four Aces pays 160:1

Four Aces with a two, three or four pays 400:1

Straight Flushes pay 50:1

Royal Flush pays 250:1

Always play max coins to get the whopping 800:1 bonus on the royal flush. Most players prefer this game to Double Bonus Poker because of the kickers. They make the game more exciting and those bonuses are worth the effort.