Bonus Flush Video Poker
Video Poker games have flourished since they became available on the internet. Variations of the game are quite simple to invent; most of the time it takes nothing more than to modify the paytable. This is the case with Bonus Flush Video Poker which is a very simple variation of the standard draw poker game such as Jacks or Better. Bonus Flush poker was developed by Grand Virtual software exclusively for its casino partners.
Bonus Flush has one main difference when compared to Jacks or Better. The payout amount for Flushes is increased while the two pair payout is taken down from 2 coins to 1 coin on a one-coin bet. The optimal strategy for this game is similar to Jacks or Better. At the bottom of this page you will find key tips to get the best results when you play Bonus Flush Video Poker.
Where to Play Bonus Flush Video Poker
This game is only available at online casinos that operate with Grand Virtual gaming software. This software company has been providing gaming licensees since 1997. It is an international gaming corporation but unfortunately is no longer available to US players since strict legislation was passed in the United States against online gaming.
The video poker games powered by Grand Virtual software have "marshmallow" colors; with simple designs and oriental sound effects (every time you press the Deal button a gong thunders). The cards are dealt in super-slow speed which is kind of annoying if you are a fast-pace player. The system automatically holds a winning hand when dealt, but the player can deselect the cards and choose other cards if necessary.
A nice feature of this software is a record box with the recent history of your wins. On the left hand side of the video poker window you can see the record of your last two hand wins and their according payout.
Also, the software allows players can swap the back design of the deck with many different pictures and drawings.
How To Play Bonus Flush Video Poker
Playing Bonus Flush is easy with Grand Virtual software. There is a "quick rules" link at the bottom of the video poker window with easy instructions for the new player. Before playing the player must decide the coin value of the machine. The game is multi-denominational, allowing bets for $0.10, $0.25, $0.50, $1, $2 or $5. After choosing the denomination of the machine, select how many coins of that value you want to play per hand (1 to 5 coin bets). When you are ready, click the Deal button and wait for your five cards. After reviewing your initial five cards select which cards are the best and press the Deal button again to receive new cards for the unselected cards. A payout is made according to the Bonus Flush paytable:
|Poker Hands||Coin 1||Coin 2||Coin 3||Coin 4||Coin 5|
|Four of a Kind||25||50||75||100||125|
|Three of a Kind||3||6||9||12||15|
|Jacks or Better||1||2||3||4||5|
There is an option to play Bonus Flush in multi-hand version. Players can select to play with 4, 9, 25, 50, 100 or 500 hands at the same time. The game follows the same rules, you are dealt five initial cards and select whichever cards you want. After pressing the deal button again, the selected cards will be held for all the simultaneous hands being played and independent decks of cards will deal cards for each hand. The final results will be revealed within a chart on the upper section of the video poker window. The more hands you select in the multi-hand option the lower denominations will be available for the machine. This is necessary otherwise if you bet $5 credits per each hand when playing on the 500 multi-hand machine; each total bet wagered will equal $2,500. Unless you are a serious high-roller, such wagers are inconceivable for most of us.
Tips and Optimal Strategy for Bonus Flush Video Poker
To get the best results and payback rates for Bonus Flush you must apply the optimal strategy. Hold the following cards in this particular order:
- Royal flush, Straight flush, 4 of kind
- 4 to Royal flush
- Flush, Full House, Straight
- 4 to a outside Straight flush
- Three of a Kind
- 4 to a inside Straight flush
- Four to a Flush
- Suited TJQ or JQK
- Two Pair
- Suited TJK or TQK
- 3 to a Royal flush with Ace high
- High Pair
- Unsuited 9TJQ or TJQK
- Suited 9TJ or 9JQ
- Unsuited 89TJ
- 4 to a outside Straight with no high cards
- 3 to a Flush with 2 high cards
- Unsuited JQKA
- 3 to a Flush with 1 high card
- 3 to a Straight Flush with no high cards
- Low Pair
- 2 suited high cards
- 4 to inside straight with 3 high cards
- 3 to a Flush with no high cards
- 4 to inside straight with 2 high cards
- Suited TJ, TQ or TK
- Unsuited JQK or TJQ
- 4 to inside straight with 1 high cards
- Suited TA, 9J, 8J or 9Q
- Unsuited JQ, QK or JK
- One high card
- 4 to inside straight with no high cards
- 2 suited cards in a row
If you have none of the above then discard all cards and deal for five new.
Remember to bet always the maximum credits (5 coins) so when the Royal Flush is hit you will get the extra payout for this top-paying poker hand.
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