Aces and Eights Poker Guide
Aces & Eights Poker is a zippy single-player video
poker game where the object of the game is to score a winning hand, but there
are special payouts for Four-of-a-Kind Aces, 8’s & 7’s. There are many
choices that you can make to customize your game for the kind of action you
seek, such as variable hand pricing, playing multiple hands (from 3 to 100 at
a time!), and the flexibility to bet up to 5 credits per round. The slick
Double or Nothing Bonus Round pops up whenever you win – if you’re ready to
risk it all, pick a card that has a higher value than the Dealer’s and your
winnings will double for that round. But be careful – the Bonus Rounds will
keep coming as long as you keep winning… Are you sure you are that kind of
person — to risk it all to win it all? Try it and see, be ready to take a bonus code to help you in your quest.
How to Play Aces and Eights Poker
The object of the game is to build the best possible hand
from the cards you are dealt. There are many options to choose from before play
begins. Determine how many hands you want to play at the same time. Then start
by selecting the chips that you want to bet. When playing one hand of Aces
& Eights Poker, you can place the following bets: $0.05, $0.25, $0.50,
Then select how much you want to pay per hand under the
“Multi Hand” icon. After that, click Bet One or Bet Max (which increases your
payout potential) and your cards are dealt. The pay table will update to show you
the payout rates based on the number of coins, the highest being when you Bet
To hold the cards you want to keep, click on them and the
Hold marker displays on the card. Click Draw Deal to replace the cards you
don’t want to keep. You can only draw once. This is your finished hand.
The value of your hand is ranked by the number of cards
with the same rank, from the same suit, or having cards in consecutive order.
You win when you build any of the following hands:
- Royal Flush
- Straight Flush
- Four Aces
- Four Eights
- Other Four-of-a-Kind
- Full House
- Two Pair
- One Pair (Jacks or Better)
Wild Cards in Aces & Eights Poker
There are no wild cards in the Aces & Eights Poker
The Aces & Eights Poker Bonus Round
The Double or Nothing Bonus Round pops up every time you
win a hand. Click Yes if you want to try to double your winnings. You are then
shown the Dealer’s card and you can select any one of the remaining four face
down cards. Your card is revealed, and if it ranks higher, you double your
Playing Multi-Hand Aces & Eights Poker
Multiple hands have a higher ratio to win because there
are multiple end results, instead of just one. The potential of winning massive
amounts is much higher, especially when you have the good luck of being dealt a
good starting hand that only requires one or two cards that can be used to make
multiple hand types. Even one winning hand out of a hundred will present you
with a Bonus Round to double those winnings.
This fast-paces action keeps the blood pumping. Choose
between 3 hands, 10 hands, 52 hands, or 100 hands. When playing multi-hand Aces
& Eights Poker, you can bet a penny, nickel, quarter, 50 cents, or one
dollar per hand. If you are playing multiple hands, the pay table will show you
the number of winning hands and their payout. The hands that did not win are
greyed out. When you place your mouse over a winning hand, explanatory text
will appear to tell you what type of hand you have.
Aces & Eights Poker Tips
- If you are dealt a decent hand to start with, that has at
least three usable cards like 8-9-10-J-3, hold everything but the three. The
odds of you getting multiple straights are higher, from both the low and the
high end. You can also make a Jack or Better Pair as one of your winning hands.
If you are dealt a hand such as J-J-10-Q-5, keep everything except the five.
Automatically every hand will win Jacks or Better, plus you also have the
opportunity to be dealt Three-of-a-Kind if you get another Jack; Straights, if
you are dealt a King or a Nine, and Two Pair if you are dealt a second Ten or
Queen. The options are pretty limitless when playing multiple hands at a time.
- Max Bet as often as you can. This increases your payouts
by quite a bit and the opportunities are even hotter when Max Betting on
Aces & Eights Poker Glossary
The excitement of playing Aces & Eights Poker is far
more fun when you are familiar with all the terms used in the game. The
explanation of these terms is provided for you here.
Bankroll: The amount of money that you have on hand to
wager for the duration of your game play.
Behind: Not (currently) having the best hand.
Bet: Money wagered during the play of a hand. More
specifically, the opening bet of a betting round.
Bet Max: Automatically bets the maximum number of coins
Bottom End: The lowest rank of a possible straight. For
example, with the cards 5-6-7 in your hand, getting the 3-4 dealt to you gives
you a bottom end straight. If you are dealt a 4-8 or 8-9, these combinations
would be considered higher straights. Some players also call the bottom end the
Discard: To take a previously dealt card out of play. The
set of all discards for a deal is called the "deadwood" or the
Flush: A Flush is a poker hand that features five cards of
the same suit, but not in rank sequence such as K-J-8-4-3 of Spades,. It ranks
above a Straight and below a Full House.
Four Aces or Eights: A Four-of-a-Kind made up of all Aces
or all eights, such as A-A-A-A-2, or 8-8-8-8-8-K. It ranks above Four Sevens,
but lower than a Straight Flush.
Four Sevens: A Four-of-a-Kind made up of all sevens, such
as 7-7-7-7-2. It ranks above Other Four-of-a-Kinds, but lower than a Four Aces
Four-of-a-Kind: A Four-of-a-Kind, also known as a Quad,
features four cards of one rank, and an unmatched card of another rank, such as
9-9-9-9-6. It ranks above a Full House and below Four Sevens.
Full House: A Full House contains three matching cards of
one rank, and two matching cards of another rank, such as J-J-J-10-10. It ranks
below a Four-of-a-Kind and above a Flush.
Hand: The set of five cards dealt to you. In a multi-hand
game, you can choose to play up to 100 hands at a time.
High End: The highest rank of a possible straight. For
example, with the cards 5-6-7 in your hand, getting the 8-9 dealt to you gives
you a high end straight. If you are dealt a 3-4 or 4-8, these combinations
would be considered lower straights.
Hold: Clicking on the cards you want to keep places a
“Hold” on them. When you click Draw, the Dealer replaces only the cards that
you did not place on hold.
Jacks or Better: One pair contains two cards of the same
rank – either two Jacks, two Queens, two Kings, or two Aces, plus three other
unmatched cards. No other pairs qualify.
Limit: The minimum or maximum amount of a bet.
Straight: A Straight such as 10-9-8-7-6, contains five
cards in sequence but not all in the same suit. It ranks above Three-of-a-Kind
and below a Flush. The Ace can not "wrap around", or play both high
and low: 4-3-2-A-K is not a Straight, but just Ace-high with no Pairs.
Straight Flush: A Straight Flush contains five cards in
sequence, all of the same suit, such as K-Q-J-10-9 of Spades. Aces can play low
in straights and straight flushes. For example, an Ace-high Straight Flush
(A-K-Q-J-10) is known as a “Royal Flush”, and is the highest ranking standard
poker hand. A low Ace example would be:.5-4-3-2-A, which would be called a
5-high Straight Flush.
Three-of-a-Kind: A Three-of-a-Kind is also called a Trip.
It contains three cards of the same rank, plus two unmatched cards that have no
value, for example, K-K-K-7-2. It ranks above Two Pair and below a Straight.
Two Pair: A Two Pair hand such as 3-3-2-2-J, contains two
cards of the same rank, plus two cards of another rank (that match each other but
not the first pair), plus one unmatched card. It ranks above One Pair and below
History of Aces & Eights Poker
Aces and Eights Poker had a long history, even before it
became a popular Video Poker game. It is also called a “Dead Man’s Hand”,
because that was the hand that Wild Bill Hickok was holding when he was shot
and killed in 1876. Folklore says that it was during this game, Hickok made a
discard and was about to draw his fifth card when the game suddenly ended in
gunfire. He was holding two pairs: Aces and Eights.