The next entry in the ‘Extra Draw Frenzy’ and ‘Bonus Poker’ mashups is ‘Extra Draw Frenzy Bonus Deluxe’. ‘Bonus Deluxe’ is one of the more unusual of the genre. ‘Bonus Deluxe’ qualifies as part of the ‘Bonus Poker’ series as it gives a ‘bonus’ for four of a kind hands. Unlike the rest of the series ‘Bonus Deluxe’ is more ‘all or nothing’ awarding a payout of 400 coins for four of a kind with max coins in. Throw in the ‘Extra Frenzy’ rules and you’ve got a very challenging game.

‘Extra Draw Frenzy’ is part of what might be the most popular trend in video poker over the past decade or so. The ‘extra bet bonus’ games are the fastest growing segment of the video poker market and the players seem to enjoy them because the manufacturers keep making them. The common theme in these games is that the player can play an ‘extra bet’ ranging from an additional coin (such as the case with this game) or as is the case in many of the newer games an entire extra bet. This ‘extra’ wager activates a bonus feature.

You can technically play this game as ‘regular’ ‘Bonus Deluxe’ but I recommend very strongly against it. If you’re going to play this game—or any of the other ‘extra coin bonus’ games—it’s in your best interest to play max bet and activate the bonus feature. If you want to play ‘regular’ ‘Bonus Deluxe’ you’ll find plenty of machines at a casino or online that will allow you to do so. Most of the time you’ll get a better payback this way.

As is the case with most of the ‘added bonus’ family of games ‘Extra Draw Frenzy’ is offered the same multigame format as ‘Ultimate Aces’, ‘Quick Quads’ and ‘Ultimate Four of a Kind’. Like ‘the ‘Ultimate’ variations, these machines offer a number of very common rulesets with the ‘Extra Draw Frenzy’ bonus added. In most Nevada casinos you’ll usually find Jacks or Better, several ‘bonus poker’ variations such as Bonus Poker and Double Bonus Poker. As was the case with ‘Quick Quads’ and some of the other games we’ve covered you won’t find any Deuces Wild or Jokers Wild variations. You’ll understand once we go over the ‘Extra Draw Frenzy’ rules. Like ‘Extra Draw Frenzy Bonus Poker’ the ‘Bonus Deluxe’ variation of this game offers a decent payback percentage—in fact it’s almost identical to the ‘Bonus Poker’ variant we discussed previously. With max coins in the ‘full pay’ variation of ‘Extra Draw Frenzy Bonus Deluxe’ offers a return of 99.69%.



The ‘Extra Draw Frenzy’ rules sound more complicated than the really are. Even if you don’t quite grasp it when you read them it’ll quickly become clear once you start to play the game. To activate the bonus feature on this series of games the player must bet one extra coin per hand, for a total of 6 per hand. Since the game is found most often in 3 Play, 5 Play and 10 Play variations that means you’ll be betting 18, 30 or 60 coins per hand.

The bonus feature is activated whenever the player is dealt a ‘natural three of a kind’. It has to be an actual three of a kind, not another hand that includes a three of a kind (like a 4 of a Kind or Full House). When that happens, the player is given an extra three to seven hands that pop up on the screen above the ‘main’ hands. The number of hands is generated at ‘random’ and they pay the same as a normal hand. In other words, it’s a different way of giving the player a coin bonus for specific hands.


Some of the ‘bonus feature’ type games require the player to alter his strategy decisions from the ‘regular’ version of the same games. Not this one—since you can’t do anything to influence the deal you can play this game just like regular ‘Bonus Deluxe Video Poker’ Below are the hand hierarchies for this game:

-Royal Flush
–Straight Flush
–Four of a Kind
–Full House
–4 to a Royal Flush
–Three of a Kind
–4 to a Straight Flush
–Two Pair
–Four to a flush with three high cards
–High Pair (Jacks or Better)
–4 to a Flush
–3 to a Royal Flush
–4 to an outside straight
–Low Pair
–3 to a straight flush
–4 to an inside straight w/ three high cards
–Jack, King or Queen
–Discard Everything