GGB is committed to providing updated news and analysis on our weekly news site,

Super Triple Play Poker

International Game Technology/Action Gaming

This is one of IGT?s new video poker games offering bonus payments when the player wagers a sixth coin per hand. (See page 26.)

This is a ?Super? version of multi-hand versions of games in seven different video poker genres?including Jacks or Better and six different ?Bonus Poker? genres. The player can select Triple Play, Five Play or Ten Play mode for Jacks or Better, Bonus Poker, Double Bonus, Double Double Bonus, Bonus Poker Deluxe, Super Double Double Bonus, or Super Aces Bonus Poker.

The big difference between this and IGT?s other six-coin bonus video poker games?aside from the fact it includes straight Jacks or Better?is that the sixth coin activates a bonus pay table that includes extra awards for the straight flush as well as four-of-a-kind hands.

The bonus pay schedules vary according to the games chosen,
but as an example, on 9/6 Double Double Bonus Poker, the sixth coin doubles all payouts for four of a kind?four 5s-Ks pay 500 credits; four 2s, 3s or 4s, 800; four aces or four 2s, 3s or 4s with a kicker pay 1,600; and aces with the kicker go to 4,000, the same as a royal flush. The straight flush goes from 250 credits to 700 credits with the extra wager.

Bonus pays are funded by the extra credits that are wagered, so nothing is taken away from the 27 base paytable variations. In other words, the operator loses nothing, and
actually will likely draw more play, by
providing loose paytables with this video poker variation.

Manufacturer:  International Game Technology/Action Gaming
Platform:  Game King
Format:  Multi-hand video poker
Denominations:  .25, .50, 1.00
Max Bet:  18, 30, 60
Top Award:  12,000, 20,000, 40,000
Hit Frequency:  45%
Theoretical Hold:  Various

Frank Legato is editor of Global Gaming Business magazine. He has been writing on gaming topics since 1984, when he launched and served as editor of Casino Gaming magazine. Legato, a nationally recognized expert on slot machines, has served as editor and reporter for a variety of gaming publications, including Public Gaming, IGWB, Casino Journal, Casino Player, Strictly Slots and Atlantic City Insider. He has an B.A. in journalism and an M.A. in communications from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the author of the books, How To Win Millions Playing Slot Machines... Or Lose Trying, and Atlantic City: In Living Color.  

    Recent Feature Articles

  • The Ruling Class

    Aristocrat’s journey to the top of the slot industry

  • The Giant Awakens

    With citizens who are known to be some of Asia’s most prolific gamblers, Thailand has emerged as Asia’s next gaming opportunity

  • Responsible Gaming: All Together Now

    Voices from the American Gaming Association’s Responsible Gaming Month on the importance of responsible gaming and how the casino industry is handling the issue.

  • Global Games 2022

    The world’s game-makers prepare to wow attendees with the first unrestricted, fully international Global Gaming Expo since 2019

  • Testing, Testing, Testing

    Want to know whether a product, promotion or event will succeed even before it happens? Market research is the answer, but it has to be more nuanced than it has in the past