July 21st, 2011 | Published in Gambling Games
Virgin Casino has not released any video poker variants in quite some time. The casino currently offers few versions of the game so the recent launch of new video poker variants is a welcomed surprise. The new video poker games were developed by Microgaming and can be accessed directly through the QuickFire platform.
Aces and Eights
The first new video poker variant is Aces and Eights which is characterized by a high payout for four-of-a-kind (aces or eights) which equates to more than a straight-flush. The payout is 80 times the original wager. Also, four-of-a-kind sevens features a special payout of 50 times the original bet. To compensate for the unusually high payouts, all other four-of-a-kind combinations only pay out 20 times the bet. The payout table has been enhanced to provide players with a 99.09 percent return.
Aces and Eights also offers players the typical Microgaming features such as the ability to wager up to five coins per hand. The advantage of this bet is the payout for a royal flush equals 4,000 coins. This is significantly more than the usual payout of 250 coins at 4 coins wagered. Also, the video poker gamble game is available which allows players to double their payouts.
Aces and Eights Specifics
The game offers a coin denomination between 0.25 credits and 5.00 credits. The minimum wager, which equates to 0.25 credits, is 1 coin. The maximum bet of five coins is equal to 25.00 credits. The maximum payout for the jackpot is set at 20,000 credits.
Bonus Deuces Wild
The second video poker variant is Bonus Deuces Wild which is similar to Jacks or Better. The two primary differences are the twos act as wild card and special payouts can be acquired for specific poker hand rankings. The natural royal flush pays at 800 coins for each coin wagered. However, when the maximum of five coins are bet, the payout for the jackpot is 5,000 coins. The payouts decrease from this point to five-of-a-kind sixes through kings. The player return at Bonus Deuces Wild is 99.15 percent.
Licensed by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, Virgin Casino offers a variety of online casino games through several software developers utilizing their GTS platform. The two new video poker variants are a welcomed change to the casino as there are currently only a few versions of the popular competition.