Aces & Eights Video Poker
Enter an exciting poker game with a twist. This version of poker from Bovada known as Aces & Eights or Dead Man’s Hand has a slightly different paytable, where certain Four of a Kinds have added value. This is best for intermediate or advanced players who have a fair understanding of Poker strategies, though beginner players can give it a whirl as well.
How Do You Play Aces & Eights?
Playing Aces & Eights is as easy as any other online poker game. The friendly user interface makes learning to play really easy, simply:
- Choose your wager amount, anywhere between $0.05 and $5 with the arrows on the right-hand side of the screen.
- Adjust your bet’s worth between Bet One and Bet Max, using the blue and green buttons on the bottom of screen, respectively.
- Press the big, red DEAL button to deal the cards.
- Click the cards you’d like to hold – between one and five – for the next deal.
- If you have a winning hand, you’ll be offered to Double or Nothing in a high card draw. Choose yes or no with this option.
- If you select yes, click the card (out of four options) you’d like to bet against the dealer’s.
- If you select no, keep your winnings and deal again!
The Optimal Strategy for Aces & Eights
Aces & Eights has a slightly different strategy than standard poker. It follows a Jacks or Better payout, except that Four of a Kind of aces or eights, sevens, and then other cards, respectively, have higher payouts than normal. The best strategy is firstly to never break up a paying hand in the first deal, unless you are missing the one card to make a Royal Flush. Otherwise follow this table:
|First hand of cards||Best strategy|
|Royal Flush||Hold on to all your cards|
|Four of a kind – Aces or 8s||Hold on to all your cards|
|Straight Flush||Hold on to all your cards|
|Four of a Kind – 7s||Hold on to all your cards|
|Four of a kind – all others||Hold on to all your cards|
|Full House||Hold on to all your cards|
|Four to a Royal Flush||Draw one card|
|Flush||Hold on to all your cards|
|Three of a Kind||Draw two cards|
|Straight||Hold on to all your cards|
|Four to a Straight Flush||Draw one card|
|Two Pair||Draw one card|
|High Pair||Draw three cards|
|Three to a Royal Flush||Draw two cards|
|Four to a Flush||Draw one card|
|One Low Pair||Draw three cards|
|Four to a Straight||Draw one card|
|Three to a Straight Flush||Draw two cards|
|Two to a Royal Flush||Draw three cards|
|Two High Cards||Draw Three Cards|
|One High Card||Draw Four Cards|
|Five Disconnected Low Cards||Draw Five Cards|
Paytable for Aces & Eights
With the Aces & Eights twist to this version of classic Poker, the paytable is slightly different, so so keep your eye out for those Four of a Kinds:
|Hand||Bet One||Max Bet|
|Royal Flush|| |
|4 of a Kind – Aces or 8s|| |
|Straight Flush|| |
|4 of a Kind – 7s|| |
|4 of a Kind – other|| |
|Full House|| |
|3 of a Kind|| |
|2 Pair|| |
|Jacks or Better|| |
Playing Multi-Hand Aces & Eights
This version of Aces & Eights is only available as a single-hand game.
Aces & Eights – Double Your Winnings or Collect
Aces & Eights offers you the chance to double your winnings. With each winning hand, the offer for ‘Double or Nothing’ will pop up. If you select yes, you’ll be in a high-card draw game with the dealer until you either lose or decide not to bet again. You’ll have the option of four cards to choose to beat the dealer – so good luck!
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This Video Poker game is a fun twist on the classic. The option to gamble your winnings even more adds extra fun to the game – and the added high payout combinations makes the game exciting even for the most seasoned of Poker players.