Aces and Eights is a video poker game that is essentially a version of Jacks or Better that offers different payouts for certain high-scoring hands, four of a kinds made up of exclusively of either aces or eights, and a slightly lower payout for full houses and flushes. Otherwise, this game has the exact same features, graphics, and payouts as RTG’s rendition of Jacks or Better.
Given that the odds of scoring a four of a kind of aces, eights are so low, players are unlikely to think that this video poker game offers anything that will make it worth their while. On the other hand, players who are particular fans of aces or eights or really do not mind playing this game in lieu of Jacks or Better may find this game entertaining.
The goal of Aces and Eights is to make the best poker hand possible out of up 10 cards. First, make a bet of between one and five credits. Next, click on ‘deal’ to receive your hand of five cards. Select which cards you would like to hold on to by clicking on them to have a little ‘hold’ symbol appear over each of them. Once you have made your selections, click on ‘draw’ to receive new cards for each card you chose not to hold on to. Payouts are then made in accordance with the paytable located just above the cards. If you feel lucky, you can give the gamble feature a try at the end of each winning hand.
In order to succeed in Aces and Eights, you must be aware of the game’s payout structure. You must have at least of pair of jacks or better in order to at least recoup your bet. Anything better will actually win you more than you wagered.