Double Bonus Video Poker
Double Bonus is a variation of Jacks or Better poker, but you get double the award for any four of a kind. Of course, this affects the overall payout and also the profits that can be made from other hands, which are reduced to make up for the bonus.
The interesting thing about this game is that it was not very popular for ages in Vegas, but you now see it more and more. This is probably because you now get a choice of game, so they can offer this one as an extra choice, without taking away a classic Deuces Wild or regular Jacks or Better game from the casino floor
When you play for real money in a casino, you probably want to study the tactics in a bit of details, because it requires a specific strategy that is different from the regular games of video poker, like Jacks or Better.
For this reason, a lot of players would stick to games they know and love (and know how to play optimally) like Jacks or Better or Deuces Wild.
Because you get a much higher payout for 4-of-a-kind, the wins are reduced for lower hands. This makes the game far more volatile and you could go for long periods without winning much money, then suddenly hit a couple of 4 of a kind hands and find yourself up big time.
So, the Double bonus game is generally better for pros than for amateurs.
In Vegas, Double Bonus is not often the one that gets the marketing, but you will see it as an option on a lot of machines - the ones where you get a choice of game. Personally, I prefer to get good at one or two versions of the video poker game, of which Bonus is not one of them.
I prefer the Deuces Wild video poker game, which is very simple and also gives out a good number of four-of-a-kind wins, so is less volatiles (you get good value for money)
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