Bonus Poker Deluxe
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Bonus Poker Deluxe by Microgaming is a video poker machine that creates an authentic casino experience, and it is a faithful recreation of the classic Bonus Poker format. The Deluxe in the name does not refer to either Double Bonus or Double Double Bonus but rather the Deluxe Double feature that is offered to players after each win.
About All Bonus Poker Deluxe
Jacks or Better is the original video poker format (click to play), and Bonus Poker is based on it. The biggest difference is that Bonus Poker pays out at higher rate for a four-of-a-kind. Some versions itemize the possible four-of-a-kinds, but the Microgaming machine treats them all the same, including four aces.
Bonus Poker Deluxe allows you to play one to five coins, and the columns in the pay table reflect the number of coins played. The pay table does not scale evenly at the jackpot level, so you will want to wager five coins to maximize your odds. Coins range from $0.25 to $5, so five-coin bets range from $1.25 to $25. Simply click on a pay table column to select your bet size and start the hand.
The Deluxe Double feature is an option after wins and gives you a chance to go double or nothing. If you opt in, a second screen will show one revealed card and four facedown cards. You choose one of the four facedown cards, and if that value is higher than the first card, you double your money. The odds are not great, but if you are bold enough, it can result in some big paydays because each successful double allows you to go for it again.
A royal flush wins the jackpot, which is either 250, 500, 750, 1000 or 4000 coins based on the number of coins wagered. At the minimum bet to play all five coins, the jackpot would be $1,000, and at the maximum bet, the jackpot would be $20,000. Therefore, with gamble, it is possible to walk away with $40,000, or even more with exceptional luck, from a single hand.
Graphics & Audio
The graphics are minimalist, very clean and straightforward. The pay table takes up the top half of the screen, and the playing cards, which are large and very readable, occupy the bottom half. There is no music or unnecessary sounds, and the card sound effects are authentic.
Microgaming sets the standard for all that regards the online video poker machines. Bonus Poker Deluxe is lucrative, provides clean, fast gameplay, and delivers an experience just like what you would expect at a casino or the local pub.