Video Poker Hand Rankings

Below you will find the different combinations and hand rankings for video poker games. The examples below are all found on Jacks or Better. Other games have different wins for example double bonus offers bigger pays for certain four of a kinds and deuces wild has wins for a wild royal and four deuces.

These hands however are common to virtually all poker games. The order of the cards is not important with the exception of a sequential royal flush which on some games offers a bigger payout than a regular royal in any order.

Royal Flush

Cards showing a Royal Flush

The best possible hand. Consists of Ten, Jack, Queen, King and Ace of the same suit. In this example diamonds.

Straight Flush

Cards showing a Straight Flush

Five consecutive cards up to king high of the same suit. In this example you have 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 of spades.

Four of a Kind

Cards showing 4 of a Kind

Four cards of the same value. In this example you have four queens. The additional card (5) has no effect.

Full House

Cards showing a Full House

Three of a kind and one pair. In the example hand you have three sevens and two aces.


Cards showing a Flush

Any five cards non consecutive cards of the same suit. In this example you have 2, 6, 7, 8 and Ace of clubs


Cards showing a Straight

Five consecutive cards of any mixed suits. The example hand shows 8C, 9D, 10C, Jack S and Queen H.

Three of a Kind

Cards showing a 3 of a kind

Three cards of the same value and two other cards of different values. In this example you have three tens.

Two Pair

Cards showing 2 pair

Two sets of two cards of the same value. In the example you have a pair of jacks with a pair of sevens.

One Pair

Cards showing one pair

Any two of the same card value. Often a pair that is jacks or higher wins. For example J's, Q's, K's or A's.

If you have never played any type of poker game before then it is well worth your while to make sure you learn all of the above hands. If you don't know what to look for when you are playing you will have a bigger chance of losing.

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