American Poker V is another video poker game released by Wazdan. You get the chance to win some serious prizes in a game that consists of a deck containing 52 cards, along with a joker. For the highest prize, you have to get a Royal Flush. This game is very similar to American Poker Gold, although the design is a little different and the jackpot carried is smaller.
To play the game you use a 52-card deck, together with the Joker card.
You get access to a range of coin sizes, from 0.10 to 100 per bet. You adjust the size of your bet by clicking on the plus or minus buttons at the bottom of the screen. A bet chart and card table are clearly visible on the screen so you can keep up with your gameplay.
The rules of the game are easy. You place a bet and get five cards, just like any other classic poker game. Each time you’re dealt cards that can form a winning hand, they get fixed. However, if you want to follow a different strategy you don’t have to stick with them. You simply unlock them and have them replaced.
Volatility of the game is high and the RTP is 95.96%.
You can get a variety of hands during play, but the hand with the lowest value is two pairs. When you get this, it doubles your bet. If you want the biggest win possible you have to be on the look out for a Royal Flush. This combination is five highest cards of one suit and will award 800x the total bet. Other hands you can try to make include:
When you play video poker, keep in mind that the hands that are the hardest to achieve are the ones that pay the most. In the list above, the hands at the top are the most common and pay the least. As you move down the list, the hands get harder and harder to make, but the payout increases.
When you play a hand of American Poker V video poker, you have to make a wager to start up the hand. Next, you have a couple of options. You can give up on the hand and move on to the next one. Alternatively, you can make a bet equal to your original bet so that you can move on to the draw. It’s not possible to discard all five cards and move on to the draw. If you don’t think any of your cards from the deal are worth holding, you give up the hand and lose your original bet.
American Poker V uses a joker as the wild card. When it appears in your hand, it will be transformed into whatever card improves your hand the most.
There’s also another bonus feature that adds to the fun. It comes into play whenever you draw a pair of high cards but don’t end up with a winning hand. In American Poker V you don’t get a payback for a pair of jacks or higher. The bonus makes up for this shortfall.
In the top right of the screen, you’ll see a car with a number next to it. This number rises every time you manage one of the qualifying hands. It rises by whatever amount was the size of your original bet. Your goal is to get the number up to 10x whatever the maximum bet is. One you get that number; you win the bonus with your next qualifying hand.
There’s enough of a twist to a game of American Poker V to keep most people interested and intrigued. The game also has a different look and feel which makes it more exciting. The potential for big wins definitely makes it a game worth trying.