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Aces and Eights Video Poker

Aces and Eights is a widely available video poker game with an interesting story behind the name of the game. The game of Aces and Eights has been around for a long time. It got its famed name dating back to the 1870s in Deadwood, South Dakota, when Wild Bill Hickcock was shot and killed while playing poker. The cards in his hand were the infamous four cards, aces and eights, otherwise known as the dead mans hand.

The game is played with a deck of 52 cards and doesn't use any wild cards. It is a game for both beginner and experienced players alike. The hands used in aces and eights include three types of four of a kind, four aces or eights, four sevens and four of anything else. As with most video poker games, the royal flush pays the most. Aces and Eights can be a volatile game because it doesn't offer a lot of low end payouts and has a large number of high end payouts.

Playing Aces and Eights
If you are unfamiliar with aces and eights it is a game of draw poker with the final hand being a winning hand if the player holds a pair of jacks or better. The hand rank for Aces and Eights, starting from the lowest paying hand, is a pair of jacks or better, two pair, three of a kind, straight, flush, full house, any other four of a kind, four sevens, straight flush, four aces or four eights, and a royal flush being the highest hand.

Payout Table
The payout table for the full Aces and Eights is an 8/5 meaning it pays 8 for 1 on a full house and 5 for 1 on a flush. Jacks or Better pays 1 for 1, two pair pays 2 for 1, three of a kind pays 3 for 1, a straight pays 4 for 1, flush pays 5 for 1, full house pays 8 for 1, any other four of a kind pays 25 for 1, four sevens 50 for 1, four aces or eights pays 80 for 1, and the royal flush pays 800 for 1.If you are planning to play aces and eights very often, you should see our aces and eights strategy page. © 2019 | Site Map
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