Pay Aces Video Poker

by Gayle Mitchell

This lesson at Learn to Play Video Poker explores Pay Aces, a unique version of Video Poker.
Get ready for an unusual pay schedule where the search is on for Aces with no Faces while playing at this game.

Additionally, there is an increased payout of 5000 coins for a Royal Flush dealt.
I have separated the Pay Aces paytable into two parts; one part to highlight the Ace w/Face pays plus other hands and the other for Ace w/no Face and Dealt Royal hands.

I also highlight the good and bad payouts for this novelty 8/5 Video Poker version.
8/5, noted in bold below, refers to an 8 coin return for a full-house when betting one-coin and 5 coin return for a flush. Therefore, max coin return of 40 and 25 respectively.

Pay Schedule: Pay Aces 8/5
Pair--Jacks or Better
Two pair (2 PR)
Three-of-a-kind (3/kind)
Straight (ST)
Flush (FL)=5
Full house (FH)=8
Four-of-a-kind 5-Ks
Four-of-a-kind 2 3 or 4s
Four Aces w/face--5th card
Straight flush (SF)
Royal Flush (RF)

max coin return
5 coins
5 coins
10 coins
20 coins
25 coins
40 coins
125 coins
200 coins
400 coins
250 coins
4000 coins

Are you also holding your nose at the quad payouts above and the paltry 8/5 paytable?That’s the bad news: reduced pays—‘tis the price you pay for the following payouts. 

Secondly, these are the return credits you receive when playing the max. coin for a selection of Aces with no Faces: 

One Ace w/no Faces

      5 coins

Two Aces w/no Faces

    10 coins

Three Aces w/no Faces

  250 coins

Four Aces w/no Faces

 7500 coins

Royal Flush (RF) Dealt

 5000 coins

Pay Aces Strategy:  You are on the hunt for Aces and that huge payday of 7500 coins and/or a Royal dealt that is not too shabby.

You will hold only Aces when dealt a full house, thereby reaching for a better payout.
Additionally, you only hold the Ace and when you have 1 or 2 high cards—King, Queen or Jack that is not suited.
The average return is not over 100% and I would suggest that you think of this video poker version as the true novelty that it is—fun to play occasionally.

Pay Aces Video Poker is followed by Video Poker: Other Choices
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