All American Video Poker Pay Table
The All American Video Poker game plays like the standard Jacks or Better that everyone is familiar with. After inserting money into the machine either by depositing online or inserting coins, you are first given a set of five cards. If you like the poker hand they make, you can keep all of them. But usually you will want to have some or even al of the cards replaced. So you will hold on to the ones you like and let the machine draw new cards in their place. The final hand is your hand and you will be paid if it's a paying hand. Like Jacks or Better, the All American game pays only a jack pair or higher.
What makes All American Video Poker unique is its pay table. You will find slightly different pay tables for the game depending on the casino's desired payback percentage. But they all pay the full house, flush and straight equally at 8 for 1. That is a far cry from the 9, 6 and 4 in Jacks or Better. The game also pays the straight flush and four of a kind more although two pair pay lower at even money instead of 2 for 1.
All American Video Poker comes in different denominations: $.25, $.50, $1 and $5 to be specific. You can play up to five coins per hand. There is a special payout for the maximum five-coin bet.
All American Pay Table
The payback for this game is in the 98-99% range. You can earn positive expectation - that is, over 100% - if you use basic strategy and get comps.
Here is a sample All American Video Poker pay table. In other machines, the royal flush gets 800, the straight flush 200 and the four of a kind fetches 30 credits.
1 Coin Bet 5 Coin Bet (Max) Royal Flush 250 4000 Straight Flush 90 450 Four of a Kind 35 175 Full House 8 40 Flush 8 40 Straight 8 40 Three of a Kind 3 15 Pair 1 5 Pair of Jacks or Better 1 5
Some Words on Strategy Based on the Pay Table
Because of its unusual pay table, All American Video Poker feels different from typical video poker games even though the rules may be the same. Whenever there is a possibility of two hands that pay equally, you should always aim for the hand that is easier to get (i.e. has more "out" cards that can make the hand).