We’ll continue our discussion of the ‘Quick Quads‘ series of games with the ‘Bonus Poker‘ variation. This game combines two video poker formats that the public loves—the ‘Bonus Poker‘ series with the ‘additional bet‘ or ‘Bonus 2.0‘ genre. This game also offers higher payouts for certain Four of a Kinds with ‘six coins in’ over basic ‘Bonus Poker‘ variations.

Here’s a disclaimer I give any time I write about ‘added bet‘ or ‘Bonus 2.0‘ games. If you’re going to play these games make sure to activate the bonus. Any return percentage or strategy outlined in these articles assumes that the bonus is activated. If you’re not going to activate the bonus you’re better off playing a ‘vanilla‘ version of this game. Most importantly, you’ll almost certainly get a better ‘return on investment‘ with a basic version game than you would by playing these games without activating the bonus feature.

Quick Quads‘ is usually found in the same multigame format as ‘Ultimate Aces‘ and ‘Ultimate Four of a Kind‘. Like ‘the ‘Ultimate‘ variations, these machines offer a number of very common rulesets with the ‘Quick Quads’ 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. With ‘Quick Quads‘ there is a big exception—there are no Deuces Wild or Jokers Wild variations simply because the feature doesn’t lend itself to ‘wild cards‘. We’ll cover each of the games individually since they each have a unique paytable and in some cases their own dedicated strategy decisions. There are single hand versions of ‘Quick Quads‘ but the ‘multigame’ format is more common and offers three and five hand play.

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The ‘Quick Quads‘ ruleset obviously involves the ‘Four of a Kind‘ hand but it’s far from intuitive. Here’s the deal—when a player has a Three of a Kind he can add the two ‘other‘ cards together and possibly complete a Four of a Kind. For example, if a player is dealt 77743 it would qualify as a ‘Quick Quads‘ Four of a Kind. The ‘leftover‘ 4 +3 is added together and equals 7. For the purpose of the ‘Quick Quads‘, the Ace = one so the hand 777A6 would also be a winner.

The catch? Only Four of a Kinds made up of 2 through 10 qualify for the ‘Quick Quads‘ feature. According to data provided by game manufacturer IGT suggests that a player will hit 2.7 times as many Four of a Kind hands with the ‘Quick Quads‘ feature activated. In addition, some ‘Quick Quads‘ games offer higher payouts for certain ‘Four of a Kind’ hands. That is the case with the game we’re looking at today.



  • Royal Flush
  • Straight Flush
  • Four of a Kind (Regular or ‘Quick Quads’)
  • Full House
  • Three of a Kind w/ a kicker as follows:
    –222 with an Ace
    –333 with any Ace, 2
    –444 with any Ace, 2, 3
    –555 with any Ace, 2, 3, 4
    –666 with any Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5
    –777 with any Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    –888 with any Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    –999 with any Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    –101010 with any Ace,2,3,4,6,7,8,9
  • Three of a Kind
  • Flush
  • Two Pair as follows:
  • Straight
  • 4 to a Straight Flush
  • Two Pair
  • One pair w/ a kicker as follows:
    –33 with A2
    –44 with A3
    –55 with A4, 23
    –66 with A5, 24
    –77 with A6, 25,34
    –88 with A7,26,35
    –99 with A8, 27,36,45
    –1010 with A9,28,37,46
  • One pair JJ, QQ, KK, AA
  • 3 to a Royal Flush (eg: 10 K A of Diamonds)
  • 4 to a flush
  • low pair (2 through 10)
  • 4 to an outside straights
  • two suited high cards (J Q K A)
  • 3 to a straight flush
  • 2 unsuited high cards (J Q K A)
  • One high card
  • Discard everything

This is a good ‘basic strategy‘ for the ‘Quick Quads‘ Bonus Poker variation. It’s very similar to the ‘Jacks or Better‘ version but the goal here is to keep it simple. You can formulate a more advanced strategy if you’d like. It’ll increase your win percentage marginally but require a good deal more memorization.