Aces And Eights is a world-renowned online Video Poker game, its developer Microgaming’s answer to bringing every possible variation of Poker to its loyal players. The Aces And Eights variation of Poker originated somewhere in the 1800’s and Poker played by these specific rules is also referred to as Dead Man’s Hand.Legend has it that one Wild Bill Hickock, a famous gunslinger and gambler, was shot dead while playing a game of Poker. Hickock was found to be holding a hand of cards consisting of a pair of 8’s and a pair of Aces, and so the variation was dubbed, Aces And Eights.
Microgaming’s Aces And Eights is played with a standard deck of 52 cards and the rules are very similar to that of Jacks or Better. Players in Canada can enjoy this enticing online casino game at Mummys Gold, and we make sure that every hand is exciting!
Exceptionally high payouts are offered on the following combinations of cards:
The Royal Flush remains the highest payout when playing according to the rules of Aces And Eights. The award for a Royal Flush, when playing at maximum bet, is a very cool 4 000 credits.
As with traditional Poker, certain hands rank much higher than others and as such, offer better returns. When playing according to the rules of Aces And Eights, the combinations rank as follows:
Aces and Eights is presented in a fun and lively way and despite the simple visual presentation, plays quite smoothly. The graphics have been designed in a very intuitive way and the colours and designs tend to really flow in the most appealing way.
The sounds are crisp and best of all, players have the option to program sounds in a way that appeals to them personally. Game sounds; win sounds and background sounds can all be changed. For those preferring to play in silence, all sounds may be muted.
The game speed can also be altered. This mainly has bearing on the refresh rate and the pace at which the cards are dealt. Ultimately, regardless of the speed, the game will still wait for the necessary decisions to be made by the player.
Whenever a winning Aces and Eights hand has been completed, the player may choose to either collect their winnings, or enter into an additional wager known as “Double”. The Double Feature is essentially a standoff between the player and the dealer. 5 Cards will appear on the screen, with only one card being face-up. The player must then, at random, choose any one other card. If the value beats that the dealer’s cards value, the player’s bet will be doubled up.
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