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UltimateX

UltimateX is not a Video Poker game in itself but rather a variation on the standard Video Poker format has been applied to some games. The difference between Ultimate X and the standard version of the game is that the player can choose to play double their 5 coin bet for some additional benefits (while not technically accurate, we’ll refer to this as playing a 6th coin for purposes of choosing a game in the Strategy Trainer/Paytable Analyser). When playing a 6th coin if the player receives a winning hand, the next round will receive a multiplier to any wins. The winning hand received defines the multiplier you’ll receive.

Presently we’re not aware of this game being available at any online casinos.

The variations of this game that we’re aware of offline (all produced by IGT) are Bonus Poker, Bonus Poker Deluxe, Deuces Wild, Double Bonus, Double Double Bonus, Jacks or Better and Joker Poker Bonus

For ease of comparison, the below table displays the best House Edge for all the UltimateX variants we are aware of;

Variant 6 coins House Edge
Bonus Poker 0.83%
Bonus Poker Deluxe 0.43%
Deuces Wild 0.88%
Double Bonus 1.89%
Double Double Bonus 2.16%
Jacks or Better 1.46%
Joker Poker Bonus 1.77%

Some notes on the tables below;

- We’ve included both the 6 coin House Edge and the House Edge when playing 1-5 coins. The House Edge for 1-5 coins are the same and as such only one figure is listed. To find the house edge/paytable for 2-4 coins just multiple the 1 coin figure by the number of coins.

Bonus Poker

Bonus Poker (Best Paytable) 10 coins 5 coins 1-4 coin Paytable Multiplier
Royal Flush 4000 4000 250 3
Straight Flush 250 250 50 3
4oaK Aces 400 400 80 3
4oaK 2-4 200 200 40 3
4oaK other 125 125 25 3
Full House 35 35 7 12
Flush 25 25 5 10
Straight 20 20 4 7
3oaK 15 15 3 4
2 Pair 10 10 2 3
Jacks or Better 5 5 1 2
House Edge 0.83% 1.99% 3.225

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 3.22%.

Bonus Poker (Weaker Paytable) 10 coins 5 coins 1-4 coin Paytable Multiplier
Royal Flush 4000 4000 250 2
Straight Flush 250 250 50 2
4oaK Aces 400 400 80 2
4oaK 2-4 200 200 40 2
4oaK other 125 125 25 2
Full House 30 30 6 12
Flush 25 25 5 11
Straight 20 20 4 8
3oaK 15 15 3 4
2 Pair 10 10 2 3
Jacks or Better 5 5 1 2
House Edge 1.95% 3.13% 4.37%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 4.37%.

Bonus Poker Deluxe

Bonus Poker Deluxe (Best Paytable) 10 coins 5 coins 1-4 coin Paytable Multiplier
Royal Flush 4000 4000 250 2
Straight Flush 250 250 50 2
4oaK 400 400 80 2
Full House 40 40 8 12
Flush 30 30 6 11
Straight 20 20 4 7
3oaK 15 15 3 4
2 Pair 5 5 1 3
Jacks or Better 5 5 1 2
House Edge 0.43% 1.51% 2.63%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 2.63%.

Bonus Poker Deluxe (Weaker Paytable) 10 coins 5 coins 1-4 coin Paytable Multiplier
Royal Flush 4000 4000 250 2
Straight Flush 250 250 50 2
4oaK 400 400 80 2
Full House 40 40 8 12
Flush 30 30 6 10
Straight 20 20 4 7
3oaK 15 15 3 4
2 Pair 5 5 1 3
Jacks or Better 5 5 1 2
House Edge 1.19% 1.51% 2.63%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 2.63%.

Deuces Wild

Deuces Wild (Best Paytable) 10 coins 5 coins 1-4 coin Paytable Multiplers
Royal Flush 4000 4000 250 2
4oaK 2s 1000 1000 200 2
Wild Royal Flush 125 125 25 2
5oaK 75 75 15 2
Straight Flush 45 45 9 12
4oaK Other 20 20 4 7
Full House 20 20 4 5
Flush 15 15 3 5
Straight 10 10 2 3
3oaK 5 5 1 2
House Edge 0.88% 1.09% 2.31%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 2.31%.

Deuces Wild (Weaker Paytable) 10 coins 5 coins 1-4 coin Paytable Multiplers
Royal Flush 4000 4000 250 2
4oaK 2s 1000 1000 200 2
Wild Royal Flush 100 100 20 2
5oaK 60 60 12 3
Straight Flush 50 50 10 11
4oaK Other 20 20 4 7
Full House 20 20 4 5
Flush 15 15 3 5
Straight 10 10 2 3
3oaK 5 5 1 2
House Edge 2.15% 2.42% 3.62%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 3.62%.

Double Bonus

Double Bonus (Best Paytable) 10 coins 5 coins 1-4 coin Paytable Multiplier
Royal Flush 4000 4000 250 2
Straight Flush 250 250 50 2
4oaK Aces 800 800 160 2
4oaK 2-4 400 400 80 2
4oaK Other 250 250 50 2
Full House 45 45 9 12
Flush 30 30 6 10
Straight 25 25 4 7
3oaK 15 15 3 4
2 Pairs 5 5 1 3
Jacks or Better 5 5 1 2
House Edge 1.89% 2.19% 3.34%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 3.34%.

Double Bonus (Weaker Paytable) 10 coins 5 coins 1-4 coin Paytable Multiplier
Royal Flush 4000 4000 250 2
Straight Flush 250 250 50 2
4oaK Aces 800 800 160 2
4oaK 2-4 400 400 80 2
4oaK Other 250 250 50 2
Full House 45 45 9 12
Flush 25 25 5 10
Straight 20 20 4 8
3oaK 15 15 3 4
2 Pairs 5 5 1 3
Jacks or Better 5 5 1 2
House Edge 4.07% 4.73% 5.94%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 5.94%.

Double Double Bonus

Double Double Bonus (Best Paytable) 10 coins 5 coins 1-4 coin Paytable Multiplier
Royal Flush 4000 4000 250 4
Straight Flush 250 250 50 4
4oaK Aces with 2-4 2000 2000 400 4
4oaK 2-4 with A-4 800 800 160 4
4oaK Aces Other 800 800 160 4
4oaK 2-4 with Other 400 400 80 4
4oaK Other 250 250 50 4
Full House 45 45 9 12
Flush 25 25 5 10
Straight 20 20 4 7
3oaK 15 15 3 4
2 Pairs 5 5 1 3
Jacks or Better 5 5 1 2
House Edge 2.16% 2.13% 3.36%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 3.36%.

Double Double Bonus (Weaker Paytable) 10 coins 5 coins 1-4 coin Paytable Multiplier
Royal Flush 4000 4000 250 2
Straight Flush 250 250 50 2
4oaK Aces with 2-4 2000 2000 400 2
4oaK 2-4 with A-4 800 800 160 2
4oaK Aces Other 800 800 160 2
4oaK 2-4 with Other 400 400 80 2
4oaK Other 250 250 50 2
Full House 35 35 7 12
Flush 25 25 5 10
Straight 20 20 4 8
3oaK 15 15 3 4
2 Pairs 5 5 1 3
Jacks or Better 5 5 1 2
House Edge 3.96% 4.29% 5.52%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 5.52%.

Jacks or Better

Jacks or Better (Best Paytable) 10 coins 5 coins 1-4 coins Paytable Multiplier
Royal Flush 4000 4000 250 2
Straight Flush 250 250 50 2
4oaK 125 125 25 2
Full House 40 40 8 12
Flush 30 30 6 10
Straight 20 20 4 7
3oaK 15 15 3 4
2 Pairs 10 10 2 3
Jacks or Better 5 5 1 2
House Edge 1.46% 1.61% 2.78%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 1.63%.

Jacks or Better (Weaker Paytable) 10 coins 5 coins 1-4 coins Paytable Multiplier
Royal Flush 4000 4000 250 2
Straight Flush 250 250 50 2
4oaK 125 125 25 2
Full House 30 30 6 12
Flush 25 25 5 11
Straight 20 20 4 7
3oaK 15 15 3 4
2 Pairs 10 10 2 3
Jacks or Better 5 5 1 2
House Edge 4.49% 5.00% 6.24%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 6.24%.

Joker Poker

Joker Poker 6 coins 5 coins 1-4 coins Paytable Multiplier
Royal Flush 4000 4000 250 2
5oaK 1000 1000 200 2
Wild Royal Flush 500 500 100 2
Straight Flush 250 250 50 2
4oaK 85 85 17 2
Full House 35 35 7 6
Flush 25 25 5 6
Straight 15 15 3 5
3oaK 10 10 2 4
2 Pairs 5 5 1 3
Kings or Better 5 5 1 2
House Edge 1.77% 1.91% 3.06%

* The paytables for 2, 3 and 4 coins are just the paytable for 1 coin multiplied by the number of coins. The House Edge for 1-4 coins are all equal at 3.06%.

 

 

Paytable Analyser

 

If you encounter a different paytable you can use our Paytable Analyser to find the House Edge for the game.

 

Strategy Calculator

To find out the correct play for individual hands use our Strategy Calculator which will tell you the correct cards to hold for the paytable you are playing.

 

Strategy Trainer

If you intend to play a lot of UltimateX we would advise learning the optimal strategy for the game you’ll be playing. Below you’ll find a strategy trainer that will allow you to practice the game and correct you when you make mistakes;

 

*All figures in this article rely on use of a strategy optimized to the specific paytable in use. Use of any other strategy will increase the House Edge. You can find the optimized strategy for any paytable using the calculators on this page.

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