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Game King Bonus Poker Game Rules

The classic land-based Video Poker experience you enjoy can now be played online at! In Game King™ Video Poker - Bonus Poker™, you have all the play elements you know and trust along with some of the hottest paytables available.  Try your hand today.


How to Play


In Game King™ Video Poker - Bonus Poker™, your goal is to build the best possible hand, relative to the paytable: Here’s how to play:

  • BET UP or BET DOWN to select your preferred stake
  • DEAL your starting hand
  • HOLD the cards you want to keep (if any)
  • DRAW to replace cards you do not want to keep (or to stand pat if all cards are held)


Ways to BET UP:


The ways to bet up are:


  • Click BET UP
  • Press RIGHT ARROW key
  • Press UP ARROW key


Ways to Bet DOWN:


The ways to bet down are:


  • Click BET DOWN
  • Press LEFT ARROW key
  • Press DOWN ARROW key




 The ways to hold/unhold are:


  • Click one card at a time
  • Click and drag across cards
  • Press keys 1, 2, 3, 4, and/or 5


Ways to DEAL:


The ways to deal are:


  • Click DEAL button
  • Press SPACE bar (enable in Options)


Video Poker Hand Rankings


Bonus Poker


  1. Royal Flush (10, J, Q, K, A in one suit)
  2. Straight Flush (5 cards in consecutive ranks in one suit)
  3. 4 Aces
  4. 4 2's,3's, or 4's
  5. 4 5s Thru Kings (4 5s, 4 6s, 4 7s, 4 8s, 4 9s, 4 Ts, 4 Js, 4 Qs, or 4 Ks)
  6. Full House(3 cards in one rank, 2 cards in another rank)
  7. Flush (5 cards in one suit)
  8. Straight (5 cards in consecutive ranks)
  9. 3 of a Kind (3 cards in one rank)
  10. 2 Pair (2 cards in one rank, 2 cards in another rank)
  11. Jacks or Better (2 cards in one rank (J, Q, K, or A)


Options in the Game


Hoping to adjust features in the game? You are in luck! Here are ways to customize the game to your liking:




  • Select speed of deal and draw animations


Graphics Quality


  • Select different quality settings to optimize gameplay experience


Deal/Draw on Space


  • Enable or disable use of the SPACE bar to deal and draw cards


Background Color


  • Change the background color of the game


Video Poker Game Rules


  • Malfunction and misuse voids all pays and plays
  • Cards are dealt from one standard deck of 52 playing cards, shuffled for each game
  • Only the highest winner gets paid
  • If a Royal Flush is dealt on the initial deal, all cards are automatically held
  • If any other winning hand is dealt on the initial deal, no cards are automatically held
  • All trademarks are registered trademarks or pending trademarks of IGT in the U.S. and/or other countries. © 2012 IGT. All rights reserved


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