All American Video Poker

All American Video Poker is based on Jacks or Better Video Poker, but has a different paytable. Compared to Classic Jacks or Better, All American pays better for straight, flush and straight flush, and less for two pair and full house. Just as with Jacks or Better, the lowest paying hand is a pair of jacks. The starting hand consist of five cards and you can exchange anywhere from 0 to 5 cards.

All American Video PokerFull Pay All American

A Full Pay All American video poker machine has a statistical return to player (RTP) that exceeds 100% over time, which makes is more generous than even a 9/6 Jacks or Better. (Despite this, many gamblers pick the Jacks or Better over All American in casinos where both are present. In some cases, it is because they dislike the reduced payments for two pair and full house.)

It is important to keep in mind that RTP is calculated based on perfect play and max bet, and over time. Betting on a Full Pay All American machine does in no way guarantee a profit during a particular gambling session, not even if you stick to the mathematically optimal strategy and always bet the max bet.

Example of a payout table for All American Video Poker

Below you will find a commonly used paytable for All American Video Poker. Always check the paytable for the individual machine your wish to bet on, because the All American paytables do vary from one machine to another – online as well as offline.

Virtually all All American video poker machines will accept bets of 1 coin, 2 coins, 3 coins, 4 coins and 5 coins. However, to simplify things, we are only showing the payouts for 1 coin bets and 5 coin bets in this paytable.

Hand 1 coin bet 5 coin bet
Royal Straight Flush 250 4000
Straight Flush 200 1000
Fyrtal 30 150
Kåk 8 40
Färg 8 40
Stege 8 40
Triss 3 15
Tvåpar 1 5
Par 1 5

Basic strategy for All American video poker

If you are used to playing Jacks or Better, the basic strategy for All American video poker can take some time to get used to. For instance, a full house is less important in All American than in Jacks or Better.

You use the strategy below by first picking the table that fits your start hand, depending on whether it contains a winning hand or not. Next, start reading that table from the top and stop at the uppermost row that accurately describes your start hand. It is possible to get at start hand that is accurately described by more than one row, but when more than one row fits you should always follow the uppermost alternative.

Table for start hands that contain a winning combination

Hand Action
Royal Straight Flush Keep the Royal Straight Flush.
4 cards of a Royal Straight Flush Keep the four cards of the Royal Straight Flush and discard the fifth card, even if this means breaking up a winning hand.
A winning hand Keep the winning hand.

 

Table for start hands that do not contain a winning combination

Hand Action
4 cards of a Royal Straight Flush Keep the four cards of the Royal Straight Flush and discard the fifth card.
4 cards of a Straight Flush Keep the four cards of the Straight Flush and discard the fifth card.
3 cards of a Royal Straight Flush Keep the three cards of the Royal Straight Flush and discard the other two cards.
4 cards of a Flush Keep the four cards of the Flush and discard the fifth card.
A non-winning pair (i.e a pair of tens or lower) Keep the pair and discard the other three cards.
4 cards of an outside straight 

An outside straight is an open ended straight that can be completed at either end (i.e. a straight with no “hole” inside it)

Keep the four cards and discard the fifth card.
2 high cards of the same suit 

Jack, Queen, King and Ace are high cards.

Keep the two high cards, discard the other three cards.
3 cards of a Straight Flush Keep the three cards, discard the other two cards.
2 high cards of different suits 

Jack, Queen, King and Ace are high cards.

Keep the two high cards, discard the other three cards.
Ace + Ten of the same suit 

or

 

King + Ten of the same suit

 

or

 

Queen + Ten of the same suit

 

or

 

Jack + Ten of the same suit

Keep A + T / K + T / Q + T / J + T and discard the other three cards.
Ace 

or

 

King

 

or

 

Queen

 

or

 

Jack

Keep the A / K / Q / J and discard the other four cards.