10s or Better

10's or Better Video Poker Review
Key Features
  • Provider: Betsoft
  • RTP: 99.13%
  • Max Win: 4,000 Coins
  • Decks: 1
  • Jackpot: N/A

Betsoft’s 10s or Better is a simple video poker game that can be played for free or for real money online with bets from $/€0.01 to $/€5.00 per round. Typically, players would not look for a low-pay video poker game, yet this variation of 6/5 Jacks or Better offers decent returns in combination with classic, straightforward rules and gameplay.

It was released several years ago by Betsoft, one of the leading software providers for the online gambling industry. The game features retro-looking graphics and sound effects, while the low betting limits makes it a great choice for all beginner-level players.

Rules and Gameplay

This variation of video poker plays just like regular Jacks or Better – the cards are dealt from a single deck of 52 cards and no Jokers or any other wild cards are included. The game starts after players place a bet – they can wager 1 to 5 coins in different denominations from $/€0.01 to $/€1.00.

After clicking the Deal button, they receive 5 initial cards and they need to choose which cards to keep and which to discard. On the second deal, the new cards replace the discarded ones and if a winning poker hand has formed, the game automatically pays out. The winning hands are somewhat standard but there is one important difference – the lowest-paying hand is a pair of 10s, i.e. 10s or Better, rather than the typical Jacks or Better.

Paytable and Specific Features

Hand 1 coin 2 coins 3 coins 4 coins 5 coins
Royal Flush 800 1600 2400 3200 4000
Straight Flush 50 100 150 200 250
4 of a Kind 25 50 75 100 125
Full House 6 12 18 24 30
Flush 5 10 15 20 25
Straight 4 8 12 16 20
3 of a Kind 3 6 9 12 15
2 Pair 2 4 6 8 10
10s or Better 1 2 3 4 5

As displayed clearly in the paytable, Betsoft’s 10s or Better pays for combinations of two 10s or higher cards. This gives players an advantage, so to make the game more balanced, the game creators have changed the payouts for Full House and Flush. Usually, full-pay games pay 9 and 6 times for these two hands, while here players receive significantly less at 6:1 and 5:1.

Conclusion

Betsoft’s 10s or Better can be played with the basic strategy for Jacks or Better – of course, players need to adjust a few moves, considering the pair of 10s. The theoretical Return-to-Player, determined by the odds and the paytable, is 99.13%.