Blindfold Video Poker and Dealer Poker

User Guide

Blindfold Video Poker is a fully accessible solo Poker game for both sighted and visually impaired people, designed for rapid audio play.

This game includes several Video Poker games and several Dealer Poker games. In the Video Poker games, you play poker on a Video Poker machine. After you bet, you are dealt 5 cards, you can reject from 1 to 5 of those cards, and then you are dealt the replacement cards. Based on which Video Poker game you are playing, you win different amounts of your original bet.

In Dealer Poker games, you play against a dealer. The dealer gives you and himself cards, and you can bet multiple times, and if your hand is better than the dealer’s you win based on your hand and your bet.

See the Video Poker or Dealer Poker guides in help for detailed instructions.

The game comes with 25 chips and each chip is worth one dollar (or one pound or one euro, based on where you are).
For each day you play, you’ll get additional chips.
If you run out of chips and you don’t want to wait until the next day to get more chips, you can buy chips as an in-app upgrade.
To buy more chips, swipe left with 3 fingers after the hand is over, or use the Buy Chips option in the SETTINGS screen.
If you buy the unlimited chip in-app upgrade, then you are first given 200 chips.
If you have less than 200 chips, in the betting screen, swipe 3 fingers to the left to get another 200 chips.

Use the SETTINGS screen to automatically post your best winning hands and how much you won to facebook or twitter.

Video Poker

You control this game using iPhone gestures.

First, place your bet by tapping: tap once for each 1 $ you want to bet,
tap once with 2 fingers for each 5 $ you want to bet,
tap once with 3 fingers for each 25 $ you want to bet, and
tap once with 4 fingers for each 100 $ you want to bet.
To clear your bet, swipe down, and enter a new bet. To repeat the bet from your last hand, swipe left. To place your bet and get cards, swipe up.

Next, five cards are dealt to you.
You will hear all of your cards, and how your hand scored, such as a straight flush or 3 of a kind.
If you can see the screen, tap on one or more cards to reject them.
If you cannot see the screen, flick left or right to move between cards, and then tap twice on the screen to reject the card.
To undo the card rejection, tap on the card again , or tap twice on the screen again.
Once you are done rejecting the cards you don’t want, swipe up.

The cards you rejected are replaced, and you will hear all of your cards, and how it scored.
Based on your score, and the size of your bet, you can win up to $4,000.

The standard Video Poker game is Jacks or Better. For information on the other Video Poker games, read the Video Poker More Games guide.

Jacks or Better Hands are scored as follows:

A royal flush is a hand that contains five cards in sequence, all of the same suit, starting with an Ace, such as Ace of hearts, King of hearts, Queen of hearts, Jack of hearts, Ten of hearts, and pays off at 250 to 1.

A straight flush is a hand that contains five cards in sequence, all of the same suit, such as 2 of hearts, 3 of hearts, 4 of hearts, 5 of hearts, 6 of hearts, and pays off at 50 to 1.

Four of a kind, such as a 5 of spades, 5 of diamonds, 5 of hearts and 5 of clubs pays off at 25 to 1.

A full house contains three matching cards of one rank and two matching cards of another rank, such as 3 of hearts, 3 of diamonds, 3 of clubs, and a 5 of spades and a 5 of diamonds, and pays off at 9 to 1.

A flush is where all five cards are of the same suit, but not in sequence, such as 2 of clubs, 4 of clubs, 5 of clubs, 10 of clubs and Queen of clubs, and pays off at 6 to 1.

A straight is a hand that contains five cards in sequence of different suits, such as 4 of diamonds, 5 of clubs, 6 of spades, 7 of hearts and 8 of hearts, and pays off at 4 to 1.

Three of a kind such as a 7 of spades, 5 of diamonds, 7 of hearts and 7 of clubs pays off at 3 to 1.

Two pair contains two cards of the same rank, plus two cards of another rank; such as 4 of clubs and 4 of spades, and 8 of diamonds and 8 of spades, and pays off at 2 to 1.

If none of the above combinations occur, and the hand contains at least one pair of jacks, queens, kings, or aces, then it is considered Jacks or better, and pays off at 1 to 1; in other words, you break even and get back what you bet.

To play again, swipe up with one finger.
To view the payoff chart, swipe down with 3 fingers.
When you win, to post your success to facebook or twitter, tap twice with 2 fingers.

Double Double Bonus

As the name suggests, Double Double Bonus is an extended version of the popular Double Bonus video poker. It has two added pays for four of a kinds with kickers. The highest of these pays is for quad aces with a 2, 3 or 4 kicker. This win pays a big 2000 coins or half that of a royal flush at max bet. These bigger pays increase the variance almost a third when compared to Double Bonus.

Specifically, 4 aces with either 2, 3 or 4 pays 400 to 1. Four twos, threes, or fours, with one of either ace, 2, 3 or 4 pays 160 to 1.

The good news is that full pay Double Double Bonus is one of the games that has an expected value of over 100%, although just barely with a 0.06% positive for the player. The pay table is the one to remember – look for the 10/6 pays. That is 10 coins for a full house and 6 coins for a flush. Make sure also that the straight flush pays 50 coins as there are 10/6 machines with a 40 coin straight flush pay.

Hands that win: royal flush, straight flush, four aces, four of a kind, full house, flush, straight, 3 of a kind, two pair, jacks or better.

Deuces Wild

Probably the most popular video poker variation featuring wild cards. Deuces Wild as the name suggest has all cards with the value of two as wild cards that can substitute for any other card. This adds some extra pays such as five of a kind, wild royal flush and the all important four deuces. The game has quite a high variance as the four deuces win makes up a big chunk of the overall payback.

With a payout percentage of 100.76% full pay Deuces Wild machines are definitely worth playing if you can find them. Apart from the best version there are also several other variations that have expected returns higher than full pay Jacks or Better.

Hands that win: natural royal flush, four deuces, royal flush, 5 of a kind, straight flush, four of a kind, full house, flush, straight and three of a kind.

Bonus Deuces Wild

Bonus Deuces Wild expands on the highly popular deuces wild pay table with extra pays for five of a kinds and a big pay for four deuces with an ace kicker. While the additional pays may look attractive the full pay version still has a lower expected value (99.86%) than regular full pay deuces wild (100.76%).

The pay table to look for is the 10/4/4 variation. This relates to 10 coins for a straight flush, 4 coins for a four of a kind and 4 coins for a full house. You will notice that there is no bonus for betting max coins on the royal flush pay. This means that if you intend to play less than max bet then Bonus Deuces Wild is a relatively good machine to play as expected value remains the same for all bet levels.

Hands that win: natural royal flush, four deuces with one ace, four deuces, royal flush, five of a kind, straight flush, four of a kind, full house, flush, straight, three of a kind.

Dealer Poker

You control this game using iPhone gestures.

There are several dealer poker games, and each game moves through several steps.
Usually, you start by placing your ANTE bet, then you and the dealer are dealt cards.
After the dealer reads your cards to you, you have a choice of folding or placing the PLAY bet.
In addition, some games have one or more BONUS bets.
Once you have placed your PLAY bet, the dealer reads his cards, and based on whose hand is better, you either win more chips, or lose your bet.
You may also win additional chips from the BONUS bets.

Dealer Poker Gestures

To place your default bet, tap the screen twice.
To clear that bet, tap the screen twice again.
To place a bet other than your default bet, tap the screen three times.
To change your default bet, tap the screen four times.
To ask the dealer to tell you all of your bets, swipe up with 2 fingers.

To finish betting, and move to the next phase of the game, swipe up.
To fold, swipe down with 2 fingers.

To place any of the optional bets, before swiping up to deal the cards, you should swipe left or right with 2 fingers after you placed your ante bet.
Then tap with 2 fingers for the default bet, or 3 fingers to specify a bet.
To repeat all of your bets from your last hand, swipe left with 3 fingers.
To clear all of your bets, swipe down with 3 fingers.

To play again, place the ante bet and swipe up.
When you win, to post your success to facebook or twitter, tap twice with 2 fingers.

Three card poker

Three card poker works as follows. Payoff details for this game, and full instructions for other games are in the Dealer Poker Games guide.

Each new hand requires you to place your ANTE bet.
To place your default bet, tap the screen twice.
To clear that bet, tap the screen twice again.
To place a bet other than your default bet, tap the screen three times.
To change your default bet, tap the screen four times.

To ask the dealer to tell you all of your bets, swipe up with 2 fingers.

In the 3 card poker game, after you place your ante bet, swipe up, and then 3 cards are dealt to you and the dealer, and the dealer reads your cards.
To play this hand, you need to place a PLAY bet at least as large as your ANTE bet.
You can tap the screen twice to place the same bet as the ANTE bet, or tap the screen with 3 fingers to make a different PLAY bet.

Alternatively, if you don’t think the cards you were dealt will win, you can fold.
Swipe down with 2 fingers to fold, and lose your ANTE bet.
To play again, place the ante bet and swipe up.

When you win, to post your great playing skills to facebook or twitter, tap twice with 2 fingers.

 

 

Dealer Poker Games

Three Card Poker

Three Card Poker with 6-Card Bonus is a casino table game played against the dealer.
It starts off with three independent bets: Ante, Pair Plus and 6-Card Bonus.
The Ante bet is the only required bet.
Pair Plus and 6-Card Bonus are both optional bets.
Once the bets have been placed, both you and the dealer are dealt three cards.
Hands are ranked from highest to lowest: Straight Flush, Three of a Kind, Straight, Flush, Pair, High-Card.

Before cards are dealt you must make an Ante bet, and then swipe up to deal the cards.
After being dealt a hand of three cards the you may either:
Fold and lose the ante bet, or
Play and make a further wager equal to the ante bet.

If you decide to make the Play bet the dealer’s hand is revealed and a showdown occurs.
If the dealer has a Queen high or better the hand is said to qualify.
The result of the hand is determined as follows with the rank of hands compared if the dealer qualifies:
If the dealer does not qualify, the ante bet wins even money, the play bet is a push.
If the dealer does qualify, and your hand wins, the ante bet wins even money, the play bet wins even money.
If the dealer does qualify, and its a tie, the ante bet is a push, the play bet is a push.
If the dealer does qualify, and the dealer’s’ hand wins, the ante bet loses, the play bet loses.

Regardless of who won, if your hand consists of a straight or better, and ante bonus is paid. The ante bonus payouts are:
Straight Flush pays 5 to 1,
Three of a Kind pays 4 to 1,
Straight pays 1 to 1.

To place any of the optional bets, before swiping up to deal the cards, you should swipe left or right with 2 fingers after you placed your ante bet.
Then tap with 2 fingers for the default bet, or 3 fingers to specify a bet.
To repeat all of your bets from your last hand, swipe left with 3 fingers.
To clear all of your bets, swipe down with 3 fingers.

The Pair Plus bet is an optional bet.
Regardless of who won, the Pair Plus bet wins when you have a pair or better in your hand.
However, if you fold, your Pair Plus bet is forfeited.
The payout table for Pair Plus is as follows:
Straight Flush pays 40 to 1,
Three of a Kind pays 30 to 1,
Straight pays 5 to 1,
Flush pays 4 to 1,
Pair pays 1 to 1.

The 6-Card Bonus bet is an optional bet.
It pays based on the highest five-card poker hand that is made out of your and dealer’s six cards combined.
It has a house advantage of 10.23%.
The payout table for 6-Card Bonus is as follows:
Royal Flush 1000 to 1,
Straight Flush pays 200 to 1,
Four of a Kind pays 50 to 1,
Full House pays 25 to 1,
Flush pays 20 to 1,
Straight pays 10 to 1,
Three of a Kind pays 5 to 1.

Carribean Stud Poker

Caribbean Stud Poker is a casino table game played against the dealer.
It starts off with two independent bets: Ante and Jackpot.
Once the bets have been placed, both you and the dealer are dealt five cards, and one of the dealer’s cards is turned face-up.
Hands are ranked from highest to lowest: from Royal Flush to high card.

Before cards are dealt you must make an Ante bet, and then swipe up to deal the cards.
After being dealt a hand of five cards the you may either:
Fold and lose the ante bet, or
Play and make a further wager equal to the twice the ante bet.

If you decide to make the Play bet the dealer’s hand is revealed and a showdown occurs.
If the dealer’s hand is not Ace-King or better, you are paid even money on the ante and nothing on the bet.
If the dealer’s hand is Ace-King or better, then the hand is said to qualify, and if the dealer’s hand is better than the players, you lose both the ante-bet and the play-bet.
If your hand is better, the payout is:
Royal Flush pays 100 to 1,
Straight Flush pays 20 to 1,
Four of a kind pays 10 to 1,
Full house pays 7 to 1,
Straight pays 4 to 1,
Three of a kind pays 3 to 1,
Two pair pays 2 to 1,
All other pays 1 to 1.

The jackpot bet is an optional 1 coin side bet. The jackpot is a progressive payoff, meaning that each time you bet, the jackpot grows by one coin.
The jackpot is initially seeded with 5000 coins, and is seeded again after a complete jackpot payout.
You must make the jackpot bet for each hand if you want a chance to win the jackpot.
The jackpot payout is:
Royal Flush pays 100% of the jackpot,
Straight Flush pays 10% of the jackpot,
Four of a kind pays 500 coins,
Full House pays 100 coins,
Flush pays 50 coins.

Crazy 4 Poker

Crazy 4 Poker is a casino table game played against the dealer.
It starts off with four bets: Ante, Super Bonus, Queens Up and Play.
The Ante bet and the Super Bet are the only required bets, and whatever you bet on the Ante bet is also bet on the Super Bet.
The Queens Up bet is optional, and the Play bet matches the Ante Bet.

Once the bets have been placed, both you and the dealer are dealt five cards, and your hand is the best four out of five cards.
Hands are ranked from highest to lowest: Straight Flush, Three of a Kind, Straight, Flush, Pair, High-Card.

Before cards are dealt you must make an Ante bet, and then swipe up to deal the cards.
After being dealt your hand, you may either:
Fold and lose the ante and the super bet, or
Play and make a further wager equal to the ante bet.

If you decide to make the Play bet the dealer’s hand is revealed and a showdown occurs.

If the dealer has a King high or better the hand is said to qualify.
The result of the hand is determined as follows with the rank of hands compared if the dealer qualifies:
If the dealer does not qualify, the ante bet is a push, the play bet wins even money.

If the dealer does qualify, and your hand wins, the ante bet wins even money, the play bet wins even money, and the super bet is a push.
If the dealer does qualify, and its a tie, the ante bet is a push, the play bet is a push and the super bet is a push.
If the dealer does qualify, and the dealer’s’ hand wins, the ante bet loses, the play bet loses.

If you lose to the dealer, and your hand is less than a straight, you lose your super bet.
If you win, and your hand is better than a straight, you win the super bet payout based on your hand.
The super bet payouts are:
Four Aces pays 200 to 1,
Four of a Kind pays 30 to 1,
Straight Flush pays 15 to 1,
Three of a Kind pays 2 to 1,
Flush pays 2 to 1,
Straight pays 1 to 1.

Regardless of who won, if your hand consists of a 2 Quees or better, then the Queens Up bet is paid, based on your hand.
The Queens Up payouts are:
Four of a Kind pays 50 to 1,
Straight Flush pays 40 to 1,
Three of a Kind pays 8 to 1,
Flush pays 4 to 2,
Straight pays 3 to 1.
Two pair pays 2 to 1.
Pair of Queens or Better pays 1 to 1.

To place any of the optional bets, before swiping up to deal the cards, you should swipe left or right with 2 fingers after you placed your ante bet.
Then tap with 2 fingers for the default bet, or 3 fingers to specify a bet.
To repeat all of your bets from your last hand, swipe left with 3 fingers.
To clear all of your bets, swipe down with 3 fingers.