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Video Poker Strategy Cards

The strategy cards presented on this website are aimed at maximizing your hands to receive an expected return percentage over long term play, this is the Video Poker basic strategy. The Strategy Cards on this site are based on the following assumtions:

  • They assume you are playing with the full bet, usually 5 coins,and include the bonus for a royal flush.An example of this is if you're playing Jacks or Better its common for the Royal Flush to pay 250 coins plus a bonus of 4000 coins.
  • Are based on Full Pay Video Poker Games.

    Strategy cards are basically a list of possible hands with their rank and to use a strategy card is easy, if the hand you are delt is not on the card you redraw. In the Jacks or Better Strategy Card below high Cards are Jacks or Better and Tens or Lower are Low Cards.

    Jacks or Better Strategy Card
    Initial Hand
    Rank
    Royal Flush, Straight Flush, Four of a Kind
    1
    4 to a Royal Flush
    2
    Full House, Flush, Straight, Three of a Kind
    3
    4 to a Straight Flush (open)
    4
    Two Pair
    5
    High Pair (Jacks or Better)
    6
    3 to a Royal Flush
    7
    4 to a Flush
    8
    TJQK
    9
    Low Pair (10's or Lower)
    10
    89TJ, 9TJQ
    11
    9TJs, 9JQs
    12
    4 to a Straight (open)
    13
    8JQs
    14
    3 to a Straight Flush - open
    15
    9TQs, 8TJs, 89Js, 9QKs, 9JKs
    16
    QJs
    17
    JQKA
    18
    KQs, KJs, AKs, AQs, AJs
    19
    4 to a Straight - inside, 3 high cards
    20
    3 to a Straight Flush - inside, 2 gaps, 1 high card
    21
    3 to a Straight Flush - inside, 1 gap, 0 high cards
    22
    JQK
    23
    QJ
    24
    JTs
    25
    KQ, KJ
    26
    QTs
    27
    AK, AQ, AJ
    28
    KTs
    29
    High Card
    30
    3 to a Straight Flush - inside, 2 gaps, 0 high cards
    31
    Redraw
    32

    So If you were delt a Jack, Queen, King, Ace of different suites you would look down the above table and would find your hand at 18th position and would play for the straight as non of the hands above on the table match your cards. If you look down the table and non of the cards match your hand then you Redraw.

    To Learn more about Jacks or Better click here.

    Deuces Wild Strategy Card Click here

    Joker Poker Strategy Card Click here

    We also suggest you read about other strategies in books, we suggest you consider the books listed on our Video Poker books page.

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