New video poker come and go, and real advantage VP players are always searching for an edge. Many of the old favorites such as Jack or Better, Deuces Wild, or Bonus (and Double Bonus, and Triple Bonus…) will always be mainstays on the casino floor, even thought the pay tables continue to worsen.
One game that has stood the test of time is Ultimate “X” poker. Ultimate X is available as a multi-hand and single-hand video poker game, but mostly played as Triple Play, Five-Play, or Ten-play – which means after your first five cards are dealt, you play more hands with the remaining cards after the draw. If you wager 10 coins per line instead of five coins, you will earn a multiplier, not on the current hand, but on the following hand (i.e., betting 10 coins per line puts you in the Ultimate X mode). Essentially, you are doubling your initial bet in the hopes that you will get a greater payout on the following hand.
Its popularity in New England Casinos has increased over the last few years. Even Plainridge Park added some to its inventory of late. Continue reading