There are dozens of video poker versions available online, most of which are quite standard and similar to each other, offering simple, single-hand play. One of the few games that offer players to bet on up to 100 hands at the same time, however, is Bonus Poker Multihand by Betsoft. This variation of poker can be played with bets starting from $/€0.05 for 5 hands and from $/€1.00 for 100 hands.
Rules and Gameplay
Betsoft’s Bonus Poker Multihand follows the rules of regular video poker but it can be played with 5, 10, 25, 50, or 100 simultaneously. Players choose the number of hands they want to bet on before the beginning of the game and then, they must place from 1 to 5 coins in the video poker machine in their preferred denomination ($/€0.01 – $/€1.00). They can also change the speed of the game or click the Max Bet button to place the maximum wager.
The game is played just like regular poker – players can keep or discard any cards they wish from the initial hand they receive. After all discarded cards are replaced with new ones in the second deal, all winning combinations are displayed on the screen. Players can collect them or try to double them with the Gamble feature – in order to win, they simply need to pick one of several face-down cards and beat the dealer’s card.
Paytable and Specific Features
|Hand||1 coin||2 coins||3 coins||4 coins||5 coins|
|4 of a Kind (2, 3 or 4)||40||80||120||160||200|
|4 of a Kind (5-K)||25||50||75||100||125|
|3 of a Kind||3||6||9||12||15|
|Jacks or Better||1||2||3||4||5|
Although this game seems just like a regular multi-hand Jacks or Better, just one look at the paytable is enough to see that there are several interesting things, namely bonus payouts for the different types of Four of a Kind hands. In regular video poker, Four of a Kind pays 25 times the bet, whereas in Betsoft’s Bonus Poker Multihand, the payout for 4 Aces is 80:1 and for having four 2s, 3s, or 4s, it is 40:1.
The payouts for Full House and Flush are also a little higher than than in most variations of video poker. However, Two Pair hands pay even money. Overall, this game is more generous than the majority of video poker versions right now.
Bonus Poker Multihand by Betsoft is one of the most rewarding variations of online video poker but players should proceed carefully if they decide to play 50 or 100 hands simultaneously. If they fail to stick to a good strategy and a suitable bet size, they could end up losing their entire bankroll.