There are many different types of Video Poker now available online and in land-based casinos, although most versions are very similar.
Like most other versions, Aces and Faces Video Poker uses a standard 52 card deck and pays out depending on the best 5 card poker hand you have. The good thing about this version is that if you get 4 of a kind Aces or Faces – Kings, Queens or Jacks – you will get an enhanced payout than other versions.
It is important to know what makes up each poker hand before you start playing Aces and Faces Video Poker – and any other version of Video Poker for that matter – these hand values can be found elsewhere on the site.
Aces and Faces Rules
First of all, you need to decide how much you wish to bet per game.
Aces and Faces Video Poker uses the Coin system, whereby you choose the value of the coin you wish to use and then how many of those coins you wish to bet.
We always recommend when playing any version of Video Poker that you use the maximum of 5 coins whenever possible. If necessary, you can move down a coin size so you don’t bet too much in total.
An example would be if you wish to bet €1 per game.
You can choose to use a coin size of €1 and play with 1 coin, a coin size of €0.50 and play with 2 coins or a coin size of €0.20 and play with 5 coins.
Each of this would give a total bet of €1, but as you will see from the screenshot below, using 5 coins gives a much-enhanced payout for getting a Royal Flush.
Therefore, if you wish to bet €1 a spin, we suggest you use a coin valued at €0.20 and the maximum of 5 coins.
The screenshot above shows a typical layout for an online game of Aces and Faces Video Poker.
The payout table is pretty standard across all sites we have seen, but it is worth ensuring the site you play at has the same payouts like the one you can see here to ensure you do not get paid a lower amount should you get a nice win.
As mentioned previously, the advantage of playing Aces and Faces Video Poker as opposed to other versions is the increased payouts you get from getting 4 of a kind Aces, Kings, Queens and Jacks.
4 Aces pay out better than a Straight Flush whilst 4 Kings, Queens or Jacks pays around 60% more than 4 of a kind 10’s or lower.
A standard payout table is shown below, remember to double check that the casino you choose to play at isn’t lower than this:
Best Hand1 Coin2 Coins3 Coins4 Coin5 CoinRoyal Flush2505007501,0004,000Straight Flush501001502002504 of a Kind Aces801602403204004 of a Kind J/Q/K40801201602004 of a Kind 2-10255075100125Full House816243240Flush510152025Straight481216203 of a Kind36912152 Pair246810Jacks or Better12345
Like a lot of other versions of Video Poker, Aces and Faces pays out on any hand that contains a pair of Jacks or better.
The main aim of any version of poker is to get the holy grail of card hands – the Royal Flush – and you can see from the above table the jump from getting one playing 4 coins to getting one with a bet totaling 5 coins.
Although we are sure you will be happy getting a Royal Flush when using between 1 and 4 coins as it is still a nice payout, the feeling you would get from hitting a Royal Flush using 5 coins with be considerably nicer!
Aces and Faces Strategy
The Strategy for Aces and Faces Video Poker is very similar to other versions including Jacks or Better.
There are a few minor tweaks however to try and optimize your chances of winning when faced with the opportunity to get 4 of a Kind Aces, Kings, Queens or Jacks to make the most of the increased payouts available.
The table below shows the hands that you could be dealt. Simply start from the top and work your way down, when you come upon one that represents the hand you have, follow the instructions.
There is no sure-fire way of winning at any casino game, that is why you never see a casino going bust, but by following this strategy you will give yourself the best possible chance of finishing a session ahead.
HandActionRoyal FlushHold everything!Straight FlushHold everything!4 of a KindHold All or Discard 1 card not involved4 cards to a Royal FlushReplace 1 card not involvedFull HouseHold Everything!FlushHold Everything!StraightHold Everything!3 of a KindReplace 2 cards not involved4 cards to a Straight FlushReplace 1 card not involved2 PairReplace 1 card not involvedHigh Pair – Jacks to AcesReplace 3 cards not involved3 cards to a Royal FlushReplace 2 cards not involved4 cards to a FlushReplace 1 card not involved10JQKReplace 1 card not involved1 PairReplace 3 cards not involved4 cards to a Straight with 3 High CardsReplace 1 card not involved3 cards to a Straight FlushReplace 2 cards not involved3 cards to a Straight with 3 High CardsReplace 2 cards not involved2 Suited High CardsReplace 3 cards not involved4 cards to an Open Ended StraightReplace 1 card not involvedJQKReplace 2 cards not involvedKQ, KJReplace 3 cards not involved2 cards to a Royal FlushReplace 3 cards not involvedSuited 10J, 10QReplace 3 cards not involved2 High CardsReplace 3 cards not involved1 High CardReplace the other 4 cardsAnything elseReplace all 5 cards
For Aces and Faces Video Poker, a High Card is a Jack, Queen, King or Ace.
Aces and Faces Tips
Aces and Faces is like all other versions of Video Poker in that playing with 5 coins gives a much larger payout for a Royal Flush than it does on 4 or less coins. We recommend you play with maximum coins at all times even if it means you reduce the size of the value of the coin.Always ensure you play within your means and don’t gamble too much. It is recommended you decide at the start of a session how much you are prepared to lose and leave the game should you lose it rather than continue gambling and losing more than you can afford.Look at the payouts for Aces and Faces Video Poker at a few casinos before you decide where to play. Although the payouts are likely to be the same, if you can find somewhere with a slightly better payout for a particular hand, it could make a difference to your session.Ensure any casino you play at has a good reputation and won’t run off with any winnings or refuse to pay should you get a nice win. You can find a list of recommended casinos on this site, we have tested them ourselves and know that all those recommended by us will payout in a timely manner when you hit that all-important big win.Lastly, gambling should be fun and if it gets to the stage that it isn’t, please stop and walk away. It is nice when you win but not when you lose more than you can afford, so always play within your means and don’t chase losses.
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