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Wizard
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December 19th, 2017 at 11:33:06 AM permalink
One video poker game I've never fully understood the rules for is Powerhouse Poker. It is probably the most popular video poker variant not covered on WoO because I can't perfectly quantify the rules. What we do know is that if player gets a paying hand on the deal, he wins bonus hands. Some of these bonus hands will have a multiplier. The game tells you the number of bonus hands and the maximum multiplier, but not an average multiplier or a sum of multipliers. In playing 9-5 Jacks 5-play at VideoPoker.com, I've gathered the sum of the multipliers for only the bottom three hands, as follows:

Hand Base pay Number bonus hands Maximum multiplier Sum of multipliers
Royal flush 800 3 3 ?
Straight flush 50 3 3 ?
Four of a kind 25 3 3 ?
Full house 9 9 5 ?
Flush 5 9 5 35*
Straight 4 9 5 ?
Three of a kind 3 9 5 15
Two pair 2 9 2 10
Jacks or Better 1 3 3 5


Here are some examples by hand dealt:

Jacks or better: 1-1-3, 1-2-2 (both total 5)
Two pair: 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2 (total of 10)
Three of a kind: 2-1-1-3-1-1-3-2-1, 3-2-1-3-1-1-1-1-2 (total of 15)

Can anyone explain what is going on with the higher hands on the deal?

The question for the poll is do you play Powerhouse Poker?

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Last edited by: Wizard on Dec 19, 2017
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December 19th, 2017 at 11:39:04 AM permalink
I've played it on the site but wouldn't for real money.
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December 19th, 2017 at 12:15:57 PM permalink
My flush had 1-3-4-4-4-4-5-5-5 for a sum of 35
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December 19th, 2017 at 12:35:25 PM permalink
Quote: miplet

My flush had 1-3-4-4-4-4-5-5-5 for a sum of 35



Was this for 9-5 Jacks? If not, what was the base pay on a flush?
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December 19th, 2017 at 1:25:01 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Was this for 9-5 Jacks? If not, what was the base pay on a flush?

Yes.
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December 19th, 2017 at 1:39:32 PM permalink
Thank you.
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December 19th, 2017 at 1:39:46 PM permalink
Full house 1-4-5-5-5-5-5-5-5 for 40
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December 19th, 2017 at 1:46:14 PM permalink
Another flush 2-2-3-3-5-5-5-5-5 total 35. Pic available if needed.
3rd flush 2-2-3-4-4-5-5-5-5 for 35
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December 19th, 2017 at 1:49:17 PM permalink
Here is a similar table for 10-play 9-5 Jacks or Better.

Hand Base pay Number bonus hands Maximum multiplier Value of bonus hands
Royal flush 800 9 2 ?
Straight flush 50 9 2 ?
Four of a kind 25 9 2 ?
Full house 9 9 10 ?
Flush 5 9 10 ?
Straight 4 9 10 ?
Three of a kind 3 9 10 30
Two pair 2 9 10 20
Jacks or Better 1 9 2 10


There is some discussion about the question at hand in the VideoPoker.com forum but nobody there seems to know the answer or even understand what the question is.
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December 19th, 2017 at 1:57:17 PM permalink
interesting.. like Double Pay except you get a random return for winning dealt hands in the form of random bonus hands instead of a fixed amount.
and to add to the variance, some of the bonus hands are multiplied.
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the sum of the multipliers are fixed for each type of winning dealt hand?

and you cant calc the returns?
have you asked the manufacturer?
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