Double Double Bonus Poker
Double Double Bonus Poker is played with exactly the same rules as the most popular online video poker game, (link)Jacks or Better(link). The only difference between both of them is that Double Double Bonus Poker has a special paytable that favors several four-of-a-kinds by giving them a special jackpot prize. The extra jackpot prizes do not compromise the paytable by turning it into a short-pay video poker game. On the contrary, the Double Double Bonus Poker machine is a full-pay video poker game, a great option for those of you that are trying to get big video poker wins.
Where to Play Double Double Bonus Poker
There are a few websites that provide this game for free but if you are a looking to hit a real jackpot you must download an online casino software, so you can play with real money. The two most popular casino software developers that provide Double Double Bonus Poker are Real Time Gaming (RTG) and Microgaming.
RTG provides its casino software to over 45 online gaming companies. Double Double Bonus Poker is one of the many video poker games they currently offer. It is available in the following denominations: $0.01, $0.05, $0.25, $0.50 and $1. The game can be played in Multi-Hand version, with up to 100 hands at a time.
Microgaming is one of the largest casino software developers, providing its software to over 100 gaming companies. Double Double Bonus Poker is played in the following denominations: $0.25, $0.50, $1, $2 and $5. Microgaming casinos also offer a Multi-Hand option for this game.
How to Play Double Double Bonus Poker
The objective of the game is quite simple, to create a good 5-card poker hand. The lowest hand that pays is a pair of Jacks. Anything better than that will deliver a jackpot prize. The game is played with a 52-card deck that is shuffled after each hand is played. There are no wild cards in this game. The hands are ranked as in normal table poker, but Double Double Bonus video poker subdivides Four-of-a-Kinds. Instead of giving a standard payout for all Four-of-a-Kinds, the paytable ranks them in the following order:
To play the game you must insert money into the machine and click on the deal button. After receiving your initial 5 cards, select which ones you want to hold (if any) and click on the Deal button again. The machine will deal new cards for those that you did not keep and a final 5-card poker hand is created. The payout will be made according to the Double Double Bonus Poker paytable:
Notice that there is an extra jackpot prize for the Royal Flush on the 5-coin bet. Also, if compared to Jacks or Better, the two pair only pays one coin for each coin bet, which is half to any Jacks or Better video poker game.
Basic Tips and Strategy for Double Double Bonus Video Poker
We always suggest our readers to play any video poker game with 5-coin bets. Most video poker machines have an extra-large jackpot for the Royal Flush on a 5-coin bet. Always play a machine you can afford betting 5 coins every hand. So, for example, if you play a nickel machine, your total bet for each hand is twenty-five cents.
As a general rule of thumb, never break up a winning hand. Only in very rare occasion, such as when you have 4 cards to a Royal Flush, then break up a winning pair. If you have three Aces, break up a Full House.
To get the optimal payback rates you must always hold only the cards that give you the best odds. If you have no winning pair on the first draw and no four cards to a flush or straight, then hold any low-pair, two suited high cards, or one high card (in that particular order). If you have none of the above, then discard all cards and deal for 5 new.