Aces and Faces Video Poker

Aces and Faces video poker is a variation of Bonus Poker. Like Bonus Poker, there are different games within the Aces and Faces family; Double Aces and Faces and Double Double Aces and Faces versions exist.

If a machine has Bonus Poker and Aces and Faces, we recommend playing Aces and Faces (if the pay tables are identical). The reason for this is that the Aces and Faces variation will return about 0.1% better to the player because the special four of a kind hands are aces, kings, queens and jacks in Aces and Faces. All of those combinations are winning pairs, so there are more opportunities to hit those quads due to the fact that they are held more often. The special four of a kind hands in Bonus Poker are aces, twos, threes and fours.

Aces and Faces is found on IGT Game King machines and is never found on a standalone machine. It will typically be located with a large variety of other video poker games. It can also be found at a few online casinos.

How to play Aces and Faces

Find your preferred denomination on a machine, keeping in mind that you should always wager five coins per hand to get the best return. This theoretically improves your odds by more than 1% of your total coin-in. The lowest denomination is usually quarter at land-based casinos and nickel at online casinos. To bet five coins, click max bet and the cards will appear. To bet fewer, click bet one the proper amount and click deal.

Once you receive cards, choose the ones that you would like to keep by clicking on them or the corresponding button below it. Once you have picked the cards that you would like to hold, click the draw button. The game will replace the discards with fresh ones. It will then pay out according to the pay tables below.

When you’re ready to leave, click the cashout button and the machine will print you a ticket or online casino will transfer the funds to your cashier.

Aces and Faces Paytable

The royal flush odds below assume a five-coin bet and note the return per coin. Lower ones return 250-1 on it.

Royal flush: 800-1
Four aces: 80-1
Straight flush: 50-1
Four jacks, queens or kings: 40-1
Four fives through kings: 25-1
Full house: 8-1
Flush: 5-1
Straight: 4-1
Three of a kind: 3-1
Two pair: 2-1
Pair of jacks or better: 1-1

Double Aces and Faces pay table

Royal flush: 800-1
Four aces: 160-1
Four jacks, queens or kings: 80-1
Straight flush: 50-1
Four fives through kings: 25-1
Full house: 9-1
Flush: 7-1
Straight: 5-1
Three of a kind: 3-1
Two pair: 1-1
Pair of jacks or better:1-1

Double Double Aces and Faces

Royal flush: 800-1
Four aces with a jack, queen or king: 400-1
Four jacks, queens or kings with an ace, jack, queen or king kicker: 200-1
Four aces: 200-1
Four jacks, queens or kings: 80-1
Four twos through tens: 50-1
Full house: 9-1
Flush: 6-1
Straight: 4-1
Three of a kind: 3-1
Two pair: 1-1
Pair of jacks or better: 1-1

Aces and Faces Strategy

The Aces and Faces family has a similar basic strategy to its Bonus Poker counterpart. There are a few changes, especially in terms of lower straight flush draws.

For the standard Aces and Faces game, hold a full house, four of a kind, straight flush and royal flush. Keep a dealt flush or straight unless it is also a four-card royal flush. In that case, go to the jackpot.

Four to a royal flush
Dealt flush and straight
Three of a kind
Two pair
Four to a straight flush
Pair of jacks or better
Three to a royal flush
Four to a flush
Ten, jack, queen and king
Four to an open-ended straight
Four to an inside straight with at least one card jack and higher
Three to a jack or queen high straight flush with one gap
Jack with a higher suited card
Queen with suited king or ace
Ace and king suited
Three suited connectors at least five high
Unsuited jack, queen and king
Unsuited jack and queen
Any three card straight flush that includes one card jack or higher
Unsuited king with queen or jack
Suited ten and jack
Ace with any face card
Bare ace
Any remaining three card straight flush draw
Suited ten and queen
Bare jack, queen or king

Double Aces and Faces Strategy

In Double Aces and Faces, stand pat on any four of a kind, straight flush or royal flush. Hold a dealt flush or straight unless it is a four-card royal flush. In that case, go for the royal flush. Go from top to bottom to find your dealt hand from the list below.

Four to a royal flush
Three aces
Dealt full house, flush and straight
Three twos through kings
Four to a straight flush
Pair of aces
Two pair
Pair of jacks, queens or kings
Four to a flush
Three to royal flush
Four to an open-ended straight
Four to any straight with at least one card jack or higher
Three card straight flush jack or queen high
Pair of twos through tens
Jacks, queen, king and ace
Three suited connectors at least five high
Any three-card straight flush with one high card
Four to any king or ace high straight
Three to a flush with two cards jack and higher
Three unsuited connecting cards from ten to king
Suited ten and jack
Unsuited jack and queen
Three to a flush with one card jack and higher
Unsuited king with jack or queen
Suited ten and queen
Bare ace
Suited ten and king
Bare jack, queen or king
Four to any remaining straight

Double Double Aces and Faces Strategy

In Double Double Aces and Faces, stand pat on four jacks, queens, kings and aces with an jack, queen, king or ace kicker. If not dealt the kicker, draw for it. Stand on all other four of a kind hands, as well as straight and royal flushes. If dealt a straight or flush, stand pat, unless it is four to a royal flush. In that case, go for the jackpot.

Four to a royal flush
Three aces
Dealt full house, flush or straight
Three of a kind
Four to a straight flush
Pair of aces
Two pair
Pair of jacks, queens or kings
Four to a flush
Three to a royal flush
Four to a straight with one or two high cards
Pair of twos through tens
Four to an open-ended straight
Three suited connectors
Three card straight flush with one card jack or higher
Jack, queen, king and ace
Any two suited cards jack and higher
Three to a straight flush with one gap
Three to a straight flush with one card jack or higher
Unsuited jack, queen and king
Two unsuited cards jack and higher
Bare ace
Suited ten with jack or queen
Bare jack, queen or king
Any remaining four card straight
Any remaining three card straight flush