Next up on the ‘Quick Quads’ variant list is another hybrid with the enduringly popular ‘Bonus Poker’ games. These mashups combine the ‘Bonus Poker’ format with the hugely popular ‘Bonus 2.0’ or ‘Added Bet Bonus’ games. There’s a wide variety of rulesets in the seemingly never ending list of ‘Bonus Poker’ variations but the common characteristic that the share is a higher than usual payout on Four of a Kind hands.

Here’s an important note—while you can play these games without the ‘added bet’ to activate the ‘Quick Quads’ bonus feature you’re strongly advised not to. If you’re going to play these games you’ll benefit in the long run from playing the bonus feature. If you want to play basic, five coins in ‘Double Double Bonus Poker’ you’ll find plenty of places to do that online and in land based casinos. On balance, the payout you would receive playing these games ‘straight’ isn’t bad but there’s no reason to give the casino more of an edge when you can improve your odds by walking a few feet or clicking on a button.

‘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 pay table 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.


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. With optimal strategy, the most common paytable of ‘Quick Quads Double Double Bonus Poker’ returns 99.65%.



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


Two Pair as follows:


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 Double Double Bonus Poker’ game. We’ve intentionally kept this simple in order for people to be able to assimilate it quickly. There are more complex strategies that will bump up your win rate by a few tenths of a percent but require more memorization.