How To Play Ace$ Bonus Video Poker
Ace$ Bonus poker is played in the format of draw poker. Each of the four aces is marked with one of the letters A, C, E and $. The objective of the game is to get the final hand to spell out ACE$.
Essentially Ace$ bonus video poker is played like normal video draw poker, the only difference being its payout table. The game commences with the player selecting the denomination of the wager and the number of coins he wants to stake. The denominations are usually between $0.05 and $1 and the player can choose between one to five coins. The player then gets his five cards by clicking the deal button. The player has to decide which cards he wants to retain and which he wants to discard.
The player has to get four aces with the word "ACE$" spelled in order and consecutively, either starting from the first or second position. Hence for the special payout the ace marked with ‘A’ has to be in the first or second position, the ace marked with ‘C’ has to be in the second or third position, the ace marked with ‘E’ has to be in the third or fourth position, the ace marked with ‘$’ has to be in the fourth or fifth position. Aces in these positions have to be held in Ace$ Bonus video poker. Otherwise the strategy of normal draw poker applies. The player can hold all cards or replace all cards. After the player has selected which cards to hold, he clicks the draw button to replace the cards that are not held. The computer evaluates the final hand with the payout table and credits winnings, if any, to the players account.
The payout table lists the paying hands. In increasing order these are a pair that pays out at 1 to 1, two pairs that pays out at 2 to 1, three of a kind that pays out as 3 to 1, straight that pays out as 4 to 1, flush that pays out as 5 to 1, full house that pays out as 6 to 1, four of a kind with fives to kings that pays out as 25 to 1, four of a kind with twos to fours that pays out as 40 to 1, four of a kind with aces that pays out as 80 to 1, ACE$ that pays out at 250 to 1, straight flush that pays out at 100 to 1 and royal flush that pays out as 250 to 1. A royal flush and ACE$ with 5 coins wagered pays out as 800 to 1.
There is a variation of Ace$ Bonus that permits the spelling of ACE$ in reverse, that is as $ECA, in order to qualify for the payout of 250 to 1. The flip side is that the payout table begins with jacks or better. Single pairs up to tens do not qualify for payouts. Ace$ Bonus is also available in multi-hand versions.