The ‘Quick Quads’/’Bonus Poker’ mashup games continue with ‘Quick Quads Triple Bonus Poker’. Two of the most successful concepts in video poker history combined in one game. It brings together the enduring ‘Bonus Poker’ format and combines it with the hugely popular ‘Bonus 2.0’ or ‘Added Bet Bonus’ games. The ‘Bonus Poker’ games are an interesting series. The general premise is that you get a ‘Bonus’ for certain Four of a Kind hands. Or certain Four of a Kind Hands made with specific ‘kicker’ cards. Or for all Four of a Kind hands. The variety within the Bonus Poker series of games means that it’s impossible to generalize in terms of strategy or even if they’re good games for ‘sharp’ players.

A quick word of advice—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 ‘Triple 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 Triple Bonus Poker’ returns 99.87%.



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’ Triple Bonus Poker variation. 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. If you want to do this on ‘ Quick Quads Triple Bonus Poker’ it requires a lot more memorization. You’ll have to decide yourself if grinding a few more tenths of a percentage point out of a game is worth the investment in time.