SUPER DOUBLE DOUBLE BONUS VIDEO POKER STRATEGY

We’ll continue with the more intricate Bonus Poker variations in this article. We’ve looked at ‘Bonus Poker’, ‘Bonus Poker Deluxe’ and ‘Double Double Bonus Poker’. The next variation is ‘Super Double Double Bonus‘ video poker. Basically, ‘Super Double Double‘ video poker takes the paytable of ‘Double Double Bonus‘ video poker and adds even more bonuses for 4 of a kind hands made with specific cards for your gaming enjoyment. The good news is that if you know how to play ‘Double Double Bonus‘ video poker you’re pretty well set for this game.

The basic premise of all of the ‘Bonus Poker‘ variations is that a player receives a ‘bonus‘ for certain four of a kind draws. The difference between the various types of ‘Bonus Poker‘ is the specific rules surrounding how these bonuses are awarded. On ‘Super Double Double Bonus Poker‘ the ‘basic‘ four of a kind hands pay a bonus identical to ‘Bonus Poker‘. The new bonus hands that were introduced on ‘Double Double Bonus Poker‘ are also here are for a four of a kind made up of Aces, with a 2,3 or 4 kicker. That pays 2000 coins for max bet—a hefty $500 on a .25 cent machine. The other bonus hand is a four of a kind comprised of 2,3 or 4 with a kicker of an Ace, 2, 3,4. That pays 800 or the same as 4 aces.

Super Double Double Bonus‘ poker adds some new bonus hands. Four aces with a J,Q or K kicker pays 1600 coins with max bet. That’s $400 on a .25 cent machine and a nice ‘mini jackpot‘. The game also adds another 800 coin payout hand—that’s for any 4 of a kind made up of Jacks, Queens or Kings with a J,Q,K,A kicker.

And like the rest of the ‘Bonus Poker‘ family, the higher bonus for four of a kind hands means that the lower hands pay less than on a ‘full payJacks or Better machine. The payout on this machine is pretty decent with most pay tables returning 99% or more. The most common table online and in land-based casinos is reproduced below and returns 99.1% with perfect play.

Let’s take a look at the Super Double Double Bonus Poker pay table:

SUPER DOUBLE DOUBLE BONUS VIDEO POKER PAY TABLE

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SUPER DOUBLE DOUBLE BONUS VIDEO POKER STRATEGY

The strategy for Super Double Bonus Poker is essentially the same as ‘Bonus Poker‘. There are a few adjustments in the hand hierarchy to reflect the higher payout on 4 aces and the lower payout on two pair. It’s similar to basic ‘Jacks or Better‘ except it seeks to minimize the ‘lower paying‘ hands while giving a player a better opportunity to hit the 4K bonuses. The only real difference between ‘Super Double Bonus Poker‘, ‘Double Bonus Poker‘ and ‘Bonus Poker’ is the payout on the 4K hands. The two pair payout is also reduced. One of the harder things for me to get used to playing the various bonus poker variations was holding the ‘Ace‘ when given a choice between high cards. In traditional JoB you’re discouraged from holding the Ace in that situation since it reduces the chance of drawing to a straight or straight flush.

  • Royal Flush
  • Straight Flush
  • Any Four of a Kind with or without ‘winning’ kicker
  • 4 to a Royal Flush
  • Three Aces
  • Full House
  • Flush
  • Straight
  • Three of a Kind (2-K)
  • 4 to a Straight Flush
  • Pair of Aces
  • Two Pair
  • 3 to a Royal Flush (KQJ)
  • High Pair (JQK)
  • 3 to a Royal Flush (AKQ, AKJ, AQJ, KQT, KJT, QJT)
  • 4 to a Flush
  • 3 to a Royal Flush (AKT, AQT, AJT)
  • 4 to an outside straight
  • Low Pair
  • AKQJ Unsuited
  • 3 to a straight flush
  • 2 Suited High Cards
  • 4 to an inside straight w/ three high cards
  • Unsuited JQK
  • Unsuited JQ
  • Ace
  • J10 Suited
  • KQ, KJ Unsuited
  • KT, QT Suited
  • Jack, King or Queen
  • 4 To an Inside Straight
  • Discard Everything

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FINAL NOTE ABOUT STRATEGY

As is the case in all ‘Bonus Poker‘ games the key is to shoot for the Four of a Kind hands. In this game, you need to be mindful of the kicker. Some video poker experts holding an appropriate three of a kind with a winning kicker. For example:

2D 2C 2H AD X

The strategy above doesn’t delineate this practice. I’ve personally used the ‘hold the kicker with 3K’ method for years with good success.