Depending on the strategy you are using when playing video poker, and the kind of video poker game you are playing, you could expect to see different average payouts over a set period of time. Remember that the actual value of the payout for each hand in a given game does not change, but they do change depending on the different games that you are playing at. This variation in the games can influence the amount of money that you could conceivably win at the end of the day. In this section we run through some guidelines when it comes to estimating payouts based on the kind of machine you are playing.
As you can see the payout on all Jacks or Better machines are going to be the same. Except for the payout on a flush, full house, and royal house. In order to avoid spending less of your own money you have to find machines that offer the biggest payouts. The best paying machines are the ones that pay out a full 6 coins for a flush and 9 for a full house. These are called 9/6 games. The other games are called, 8/5's, and 6/5's. These last games (6/5's) are generally the worst you're likely to see and should not be played.
Below is a rundown of the values and the payouts for each kind of game.
9/6 games will pay out 1,000 coins for a royal flush, 50 for a straight flush, 25 for four of a kind, 9 for a full house, and 6 for a flush.
8/5 games will payout 1,000 coins for a royal flush, 50 for a straight flush, 25 for four of a kind, 8 for a full house, and 5 for a flush.
6/5 games will pay out 250 coins for a royal flush, 50 for a straight flush, 25 for our of a kind, 6 for a full house, and five for a flush.