Double Draw Aces Video Poker

Double Draw Aces Video PokerDouble Draw Aces is a unique variation of the standard draw poker game such as Jacks or Better. It is played with a 52-card deck that has no wild cards. It shares many similarities with the "bonus poker" family of video poker machines; that is, there are separate payouts for different types of four-of-a-kinds. The four-of-a-kinds can pay up to 400 coins on a 1-coin bet. They are categorized in the following way:

  • Four Aces plus a 2, 3 or 4
  • Four 2, 3 or 4's plus any Ace, 2, 3 o 4
  • Four Aces
  • Four 2, 3 or 4's
  • Four 5's through Kings

sf??So far it looks like another Bonus Poker game but there is one exclusive feature to this game. If the player is dealt at least 2 Aces on the initial draw, the player can then draw two times from the deck instead of just one time. This is how the game got its name.

Now, it is important to note that the cards that are discarded after the second draw will be re-inserted and shuffled back into the deck. That means you have the possibility of receiving the same card(s) again although it is highly unlikely.

The double-draw is a fun feature which can help players hit the bonus payouts for Four-of-a-Kind of Aces.

Where to Play Double Draw Aces

This game was developed by International Game Technology (IGT). Land-based casinos that have IGT poker games are likely to offer this game. Double Draw Aces can be found in the following IGT game-pack machine: Game King Video Poker.

sf?? The Game King machine allows single and multi-denominational bets depending on the casino's configuration of the machine. The machine normally operates on a ticket in/ticket out (TITO) system. Other games that normally come included in the Game King pack are:

  • Bonus Poker
  • Bonus Poker Deluxe
  • Double Bonus Poker
  • Double Double Bonus Poker
  • Jacks or Better
  • Super Aces Bonus Poker
  • White Hot Aces

How to Play Double Draw Aces

Have you ever played Jacks or Better? If so, playing Double Draw Aces will be a walk in the park. The rules of the game are exactly the same unless you have at least 2 Aces on the initial draw. So, set the denomination for the machine (if it is multi-denominational), insert your money and select how many credits you want to bet per hand. Press the deal button to receive your first 5 cards. No 2 or more Aces on the draw? Then just play as you usually do; hold your best cards, discard the rest and press the deal button to receive new cards. Now, if you get at least 2 Aces on the draw here's how it works:

  1. Hold your Aces and press the Deal button
  2. If you are satisfied with the new deal, you can "Take the Win" and receive a payout. If not, then hold just the Aces again, discard the rest and press the "Draw Again" button
  3. The second deal will be final. You will receive a payout according to the Double Draw Aces paytable.

Any payout, whether it is for the second or third draw, will be made according to the same Double Draw Aces table:

Poker Hands

Coin 1

Coin 2

Coin 3

Coin 4

Coin 5

Royal Flush

800

1600

2400

3200

4000

Straight Flush

50

100

150

200

250

Four A + 2-4

400

800

1200

1600

2000

Four 2-4 + A-4

160

320

480

640

800

Four A

160

320

480

640

800

Four 2-4

80

160

240

320

400

Four 5-K

50

100

150

200

250

Full House

5

10

15

20

25

Flush

4

8

12

16

20

Straight

3

6

9

12

15

Three of a kind

3

6

9

12

15

Two pair

1

2

3

4

5

Pair

1

2

3

4

5

Tips and Strategy for Double Draw Aces

sf??This game can be played with a Bonus Poker strategy, only with a few modifications. You should keep two Aces at all times unless you have 4 cards to a Royal Flush. When you keep two Aces on the first draw, you should "Take the Win" if you get at least a three-of-a-kind or better hand on the 1st draw. If you have 3 Aces on the initial draw, you should "Take the Win" if you get a four-of-a-kind on the 1st draw.

sf??After you receive your initial five cards try to match them to the highest possible card combination on the list below. Hold those cards to get the maximum payback for Double Draw Aces.

  • Four-of-a-kind, Straight flush or Royal Flush
  • 4 cards to a Royal Flush
  • Straight, Flush, Full House
  • Three-of-a-kind
  • Two Aces
  • 4 cards to a Straight Flush
  • Two Pair
  • High Pair
  • 3 cards to a Royal Flush
  • 4 cards to a Flush
  • Unsuited K,Q,J,T
  • Low Pair
  • 4 cards to an outside Straight
  • 3 cards to a Straight Flush with at least one high card and no gaps
  • AKQJ unsuited
  • 2 suited high cards
  • 3 cards to a Straight Flush with no high cards and no gaps
  • 4 cards to an inside straight with 3 high cards
  • Unsuited J,Q,K
  • Unsuited J,Q
  • 3 to a Straight Flush with one high cards and two gaps
  • Unsuited KQ, KJ
  • Suited JT
  • Unsuited AK, AQ, AJ
  • Ace
  • 3 cards to a Straight Flush with no high cards and one gap
  • Suited KT, QT
  • Jack, Queen or King
  • 3 to a Straight Flush with no high cards and two gaps

If you have none of the above cards then discard your five cards and deal for 5 new cards.

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