Playtech Video Poker

Playtech video poker games have competitive payback rates with the other “big 4” casino software companies. You’ll find Playtech software in many online casinos, including their most famous gambling casino, Europa Palace. Playtech casinos do not accept players from the USA.

Playtech is a publicly-traded company on the London Stock Exchange. It no longer takes American players, because of the anti-gambling laws passed by the U.S. Congress in 2006. Playtech software supports over 10 different languages, including English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, Turkish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Dutch.

For those who intend on playing Playtech video poker, here are the payout percentages on their major video poker machines. Remember that Playtech has some of the most innovative multi-level comps packages in the industry, so you this should be factored into the equation when looking at their games’ payouts.

Video Poker Returns Table

Video Poker Game Payout Percentage
Jacks or Better 99.54%
Jacks or Better 10-play 97.34%
Deuces Wild 98.91%
Joker Poker 98.6%
Aces and Faces 4-line 99.25%
Aces and Faces 25-line 95.44%
Tens or Better 97.96%
Two Way Royals 99.12%

All of the above payback percentages assume that you’re playing with perfect strategy.

4 Hand, 10 Hand and 25 Hand Playtech Video Poker offers 4 hand, 10 hand and 25 hand options of their games. The higher hand machines offer more “action” on every spin, though the standard versions usually have better win percentages.

Playtech Jacks or Better Video Poker

You’ll find 2 major Playtech Jacks or Better games in casinos. Play the classic version of Playtech Jacks or Better video poker. It simply has a better payout percentage, equaling over 2% better than the 10-play version of Jacks or Better.

Playtech Aces and Faces Video Poker

If you are going to play Aces and Faces, find the 4-line version. The 25-line Aces and Faces machine has one of the lowest pay rates of any Playtech video poker machines. Certainly, it offers the entertainment value is many lines and therefore many seeming wins. But this is more than offset by the loss of nearly a full 4% of payback expectation.

Playtech Two Way Royals Video Poker

You might not be familiar with Two Way Royals video poker. This game has two “royal flushes”. There is the traditional royal flush and a low royal flush. The low flush is what you might find in the Bizarro World, a 2 through 6 straight flush. Otherwise, Two Way Royals plays like any other Jacks or Better game, with slightly lower payouts on the other winning hands.

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