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The goal of Bonus Poker is to score a winning hand, of course. The highest cashouts are for different four-of-a-kind hands in Bonus Poker. The game has more exciting surprises. Are you interested in playing the no deposit way? Bonus Poker, CoolCat Casino's newest offer, is there for you.
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How to play Bonus Poker
In Bonus Poker, the cards of different suits and the same ranks are equal. They rank from highest to lowest in the following order: Ace, King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2.
Selecting a Denomination
By default the game opens with a $1 denomination. If you wish, you can select a different denomination. Click the arrows around the denomination to choose between 5¢, 25¢, 50¢, $1, and $5.
To place a bet, you need credits. Unlike denomination, no credits are provided to you by default. You can buy more credits by inserting the available coins of $5, $25, or $100. A dollar can fetch you different amount of credits depending upon the denomination selected. Click a coin to insert it. To collect your coins, click the CASH OUT button.
Note: You should select a denomination before inserting coins. Otherwise, the machine gives your coins back to you.
Placing a Bet
To place a minimum bet, click the BET ONE button. Click this button multiple times to place multiple bets. You can place a bet that is five times the denomination selected as your maximum bet. Of course, the payouts are more than decent when you place the max bet. To place the max bet, click the BET MAX button.
Drawing the Cards
Click the DRAW DEAL button and see your cards. Decide the ones that you want to hold and drop the others. Click the cards to hold them and click the DRAW DEAL button. The cards that you did not hold will be replaced by new cards. And if you get a winning hand, you get the payouts as well.
Double or Nothing
This bonus feature can double your winnings at a hand. When it triggers, you get a prompt displaying your current winnings and the amount that you can win next. Click Yes to accept it, otherwise click No.
To double your money, you must draw a card higher than the Dealer's card. Select a card and click the DRAW DEAL button. If your card is higher than the Dealer's, you win. If it's not, you lose all your winnings for that hand. In case of tie, the round is triggered again.
As long as you're winning, the Double or Nothing feature keeps triggering.
Bonus Poker recognizes many other hands besides Jacks and Better . You would find the table below very useful to see different hands that are available in Bonus Poker.
|Royal Flush||10, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace of same suit|
|Straight Flush||Five cards of same suit in sequence|
|Four Aces||Four Aces|
|Four 2–4||Four 2's, 3's, or 4's|
|Four 5–King||Four 5's, 6's, 7's, 8's, 9's, 10's, Jacks, Queens, or Kings|
|Full House||Three of a kind, plus a pair|
|Flush||Five cards of same suit|
|Straight||Five cards in sequence|
|Three of a Kind||Three cards of same rank|
|Two Pair||Two sets of two cards of the same rank|
|Jacks or Better||Two cards of same rank that are Jacks or higher|
There is a different payout associated with each winning hand. The following table displays the payouts offered on different hand for different coins played. This table is also displayed on the game screen.
|Your Hand||No. of Coins Played|
|Three of a Kind||3||6||9||12||15|
|Jacks or Better||1||2||3||4||5|
Multi Hand Games
It's possible to play more than one hand in Bonus Poker. At CoolCat Casino, you can play Bonus Poker for as many as 100 hands. Everything, except the screen, remains the same when you play multiple hands in one go.
The table on the left side of the screen lists the expected outcome of your bet. This is not the paytable. The paytable is different and is hidden by default. To see it, click the Paytable button. Click the Paytable button again to hide the paytable.
Click the Deal button to get the cards dealt for each hand. Initially, you're dealt same cards for each hand. See your cards and click the ones that you want to hold. Click the Draw button to draw more cards to replace the cards that you did not select. This time you will be dealt different cards per hand.
Due to the size of the game window, it is almost impossible to display the cards contained in a winning hand. In order to see those cards, you need to move your mouse over different hands.
The card dealing may go slow due to a huge number of cards dealt. You may wish to increase the game speed. To do so, check the Speed Deal box. This will increase the game speed manifold. To turn the feature off, clear the box.
Playing multiple hands has its own good and bad points. Playing multiple hands increases the chances of getting winning hands a lot. Playing multiple hands does not increase your chances of winning. The reason is simple. Each hand is dealt from a separate deck. A small bet divided among multiple hands may not give you expected payouts. To win big you need to bet big. And if you place bigger bets on multiple hands, the chances are that you will run out of money sooner than you expected.
Bonus Poker Strategy
Bonus Poker is a variation of video poker quite similar to Jacks or Better. It offers special payouts for the four-of-a-kind winning hand. To experience the thrill of playing and to enjoy winning huge payouts, you will need to adopt certain strategies.
Play for the Royal Flush: Royal Flush is the highest payout combination in Bonus Poker. If you get four cards close to Royal Flush and need another winning hand, then you have to play for the Royal Flush. It fetches the maximum amount of 4000 coins on playing with the 'bet max' option.
Play Double or Nothing Bonus Rounds: Always play the Double or Nothing Bonus round whenever it is triggered. By playing this feature, you get a chance to double your wins.
Try to Get Straights from Both Ends: To get Straights in the game, you have to hold cards that are in sequence. Holding numbers like 6, 7 and 8 can increase the chances of getting a straight from both ends.
Do Not Hold Single Pair High Cards: Whenever you get a high card with a single pair, do not simply hold it. Because, it lessens your odds of getting better winning hands.
Try for Four Cards of the Same Rank: Bonus Poker has special payouts for specific four-of- a- kind card hands. Therefore, if you want to build a four of a kind poker hand with an eye on bagging the special payouts , you should not hold two pairs.
Hold Three of Kind Cards: If you get three-of-a- kind, hold the cards because it can convert to a Full House with a pair or four of a Kind with another similar card. Both Full House and Four of a Kind are winning hands.
Hold a Pair of Aces: If you get a pair of Aces, hold it because another pair of Aces will make four Aces which is a winning hand. Moreover, if the pair of Aces combines with any other pair of cards it will make a winning hand of two pairs, which is also a winning hand.
Bonus Poker is not just another chance-based game. True, you are given a chance to improve your hand if it's not a winning one. If you choose your cards carefully, you can turn the tables and win more than you expected.
Know your game first of all. Of course, you can play for real money and get on the job training, but if you play the game for free, you won't have any risks of losing your money unintentionally. So, spend some time playing the game without money to learn various feature offered by the game.
Always bet big to win big.
Luck may play an important role at winning Bonus Poker but the odds of getting winning hands are always there.
Always keep an eye on your winnings and the amount you wish to wager. A penny saved is also a penny earned!
History of Bonus Poker
When video poker made it online, people wanted more than just the game of video poker. They wanted additional payouts and bonuses besides the regular payouts for different hands. Bonus Poker is a game that fulfills both these demands quite well.
Late in the seventies, the first video poker machine was developed when computer technology became inexpensive and available. Si Redd was the mastermind behind the invention of Draw Poker, the first video poker machine. It looked pretty like an ATM. Anyways people liked playing video poker very much. Due to the popularity of video poker, casinos started including more video poker machines to let more and more people win more.
Well guess what? Nothing much has changed after decades. Today, an online poker game offers much more than what people expect. You can claim profitable rewards and additional bonuses to win more than merrier rewards. The history of online video poker is being written faster than ever.
Hand: A hand is a set of dealt cards.
Drawing Hand: The hand in which you draw more cards One or more cards that you draw to improve the quality of cards in your hand is called drawing hand.
Hopper: A box where coins are held inside a video poker machine.
Payout: The prize money available on a winning hand.
Pay table: A table that summarizes winning hands and their respective payouts.
Rank: The value that a card holds.
Max Bet: Max bet is the maximum bet allowed in a game.
Currency Detector: A mechanism found inside a video poker machines that scans and validates coins.