Video poker offers some potentially great returns on your stake, and it’s a good way of getting more time from your bankroll. Aces and Faces, powered by Microgaming software, is based on the Jacks or Better poker format, in which the lowest winning hand is a couple of Jacks. (However, a few extra bonus-payout hands have been added here.)
It’s played with a 52-card deck that’s reshuffled after each hand and before every playoff round. When you play, you receive five cards before choosing which to hold and which to replace. The aim is to reach a winning combo after the second draw.
How to play
Coin sizes in this game range from 5p to £30.
Begin by choosing your stake in the bottom left-hand area of your screen, before using Bet One or Bet Max to select one of five bet levels.
Next hit Deal to get your first five cards, and pick the ones you want to hold on to before clicking on Deal again to replace the cards you’ve discarded.
Aces and Faces has this name because additional winning combos get added to the paytable.
Four of a Kind win
The standard Four of a Kind win typically pays out at 25/1, and is divided into groups as follows:
- Four Aces – 80/1
- Four Jacks, Queens & Kings – 40/1
- Four 2’s to 10’s – 2/1
While this doesn’t make a win any more probable, it does mean higher payouts on average than regular Jacks or Better games.
There is also a feature which automatically chooses which cards you ought to hold. This is a great tool for new players who are still learning the ropes and need a little help with their choices. Equally, of course, you can disable it if you prefer.
This game does not feature a progressive jackpot, in common with most poker variants.
Aces and Faces special features
Double Playoff round
Once you achieve a winning hand, you can play the Double Playoff round. Here, you will be offered the opportunity to double your winnings. Playing this round is not compulsory, so if you prefer, you can simply click Collect to just bag your winnings instead.
The Double button at the bottom of the screen lights up, and, if you’re in the mood for a riskier bet, you can stake your recent winnings and aim to double them.
If you do decide to play, a hand of five cards is dealt, with one facing upwards. You then have to choose another card. If it has a higher value than the first card, your winnings are doubled. You can play up to five rounds.
Return to Player (RTP)
Play with maximum coins to enjoy one of the highest RTPs in town, at 99%.
Graphically, Aces and Faces can seem a little basic, and there’s nothing too startlingly different about the gameplay. But there are some good chances to win, and there’s the possibility to double your winnings as well. So it could be a great one to try, particularly if you’re in the mood for a change from slots.
It’s straightforward yet rewarding and aimed at all levels of player, whatever their previous experience. So it’s definitely worthy of your attention, and you should have a good time playing it.