Aces and Faces Video PokerAces and Faces is a variant of draw poker that builds on the rules set out in Jacks or Better, where a player must have at least a pair of Jacks to earn a payout. In this game, players seek to build certain hands and are rewarded depending on the value of their cards. The bonus in Aces and Faces is that there are bonuses for Four of a Kind.
Broadly speaking, Aces and Faces is the same as Jacks or Better in terms of how the game is played. Players are dealt five cards and can exchange any number of them for fresh cards off the deck. They must then compile their best hand using these five cards to matchup with any of the hands on the payout table. Again, a minimum of Jacks or Better is used for the pair, so a lone pair of 6’s won’t have any stand alone value.
Below is the relative payout value of each hand in Aces and Faces according to an 8/5 table. Note that the “8” and “5” refer to the value of the Full House and the Flush. If the table uses a 9/6 or 7/5 payout scheme, the values of these hands is adjusted accordingly.
It’s also worth noting that video poker uses a betting system that involves using anywhere from 1 to 5 coins. The more coins you use per hand, the higher your reward is. Using 5 coins, or a “max bet”, is usually the only way of triggering bonuses associated with big winning hands.
Royal Flush (800 to 1) – All cards are share the same suit and are in specific order from 10 thru A.
Straight Flush (50 to 1) – All cards share the same suit and are in numerical order. Examples are 2,3,4,5,6 all same suit or 9,10,J,Q,K all suited.
Four of a Kind (25 to 1) – Four cards that all share the same rank. In Aces and Faces, four Aces pays out 80 to 1 and four face cards rewards the player with a 25/1 payout.
Full House (6 to 1) – A full house is a combination of three-of-a-kind and a pair. In the instance that a player has triple 8’s and a pair of 4’s, you would say that you have “8’s full of 4’s”.
Flush (5 to 1) – All five cards share the same suit. They do not have to be in sequential order.
Straight (4 to 1) – Cards are in sequential order according to rank. They do not need to be of the same suit.
Three of a Kind (3 to 1) – Three cards have identical face value.
Two Pair (2 to 1) – Two sets of pairs in the same hand.
Pair (1 to 1) – Two cards that have identical face value. The pair must be a minimum of Jacks to pay out in Aces and Faces.