Black Jack Bonus Poker
When players hear about a video poker game with the word Black Jack on the title they get excited and think they will find some kind of fusion between table Blackjack and draw poker. The truth is that Black Jack Bonus Poker has nothing to do with Blackjack. The name refers to the Jacks of spades or clubs, otherwise known as the black jacks. These cards have a higher value when combined with four-of-a-kinds. As opposed to other standard video poker games such as Jacks or Better, the four-of-a-kinds are subdivided and certain combinations have a higher bonus payout. Thus the name of the game: Black Jack Bonus Poker. This video poker game is closely related to Bonus Poker because both subdivide four-of-a-kinds and give particular bonus payouts for each. However, in Black Jack Bonus Poker there are more combinations of four-of-a-kinds, 6 in total, with some paying up to 800 coins (the same as a Royal Flush) for a one coin bet.
Where to play Black Jack Bonus Poker
We've search many online casinos for this game but it is rare to find it on the internet. Even in the gaming Mecca of the US, Las Vegas, this video poker game is rare to find. Before you head out for your gaming splurge, call in advance the casinos you'll be visiting to check if they offer this game.
How to Play Black Jack Bonus Poker
The rules are the same for this video poker game as for any video draw poker. The game is played with a 52-card deck and there are no wild cards. Players must simply keep in mind the extra value of the black jacks (spades and clubs). The order of the poker hand rank stays the same but most four-of-a-kinds will pay much more than a straight flush. The four-of-a-kinds are divided in this way:
Four aces with a black jack
To begin playing insert the money into the machine and select how many bets per hand you will wager. We suggest players wager the maximum bets per hand (5 coins). The Royal Flush in most machines has an extra payout for the 5 coin bets. Once the bets are in, press the Deal button to receive your initial five cards. Based on the cards you are dealt, select that cards that have the highest probability of getting you the best paying poker hand. This "feel" is developed over time, so be patient. Once you decide which cards you want to hold, press the Deal button again to discard the rest and get new cards. Your final poker hand will receive a payout according the Black Jack Bonus Poker paytable:
The table you are seeing is for a 9/6 Full Pay Black Jack Bonus Poker game. Some games come with a short-pay table which means that the one coin bet payout for Full Houses is 8 and for Flushes 6. Another thing to notice is that the Four Aces plus a black jack pay exactly the same as a Royal Flush. Statistically, however, it is harder to get the four aces and a black jack than a Royal Flush.
Tips and Strategy for Black Jack Bonus Poker
There is a key thing to keep in mind when playing video poker, hold a winning hand when you have it! There is only one exception to this rule: if you have 4 cards to a Royal Flush. If you don't have a winning hand on the initial draw (which is the case most of the time) then hold these cards in this order:
Normally it's not advisable to hold a kicker card with a pair but if you have a black jack with a pair, hold it too in hope of a four-of-a-kind with a bonus black jack payout.