Super Times Pay Spin Poker
Super Times Pay Poker and Spin Poker are two of IGT’s most successful video poker games ever. And Super Times Pay Spin Poker combines both of these popular machines into one game.
This gives you the entertaining slot machine aspect of Spin Poker, along with the multipliers from Super Times Pay.
Does combining these two games equal a winning combination? Or just massive confusion as you try to sort out the multipliers and slot aspect?
Find out as we discuss Super Times Pay Spin Poker’s betting options, rules, Spin Poker aspect, Super Times Pay multipliers, game variations, pay table, and Super Times Pay Spin Poker strategy.
How to Play Super Times Pay Spin Poker Video Poker
You have three betting options in this game: playing 1 9 pay lines / hands, 1 5 coins per hand, and a 1 coin bonus bet per hand.
For reasons that we’ll explain in the pay table section, you should make the 5 coin max bet and the bonus wager on any pay line (hand) that you play to maximize payback.
This makes the maximum bet worth 54 coins when you use all pay lines, coins per hand, and 9 bonus bets.
Obviously this makes for exciting action because you have 9 pay lines with multipliers going on each turn. But it can also be really expensive for the average player.
For this reason, it’s nice if you can find a Super Times Pay Spin Poker machine with a nickel denomination. This lowers the maximum bet down to $2.70 per turn.
Once you’ve selected your betting options, click Deal / Spin to start the hand. The slots reel is on a 5×3 grid, and you’ll see only see the middle reel spin on the deal.
Once the machine stops spinning, a 5 card hand will be revealed in the middle reel. Even if you’re playing all 9 pay lines, only the middle reel / hand is initially dealt.
You select what cards to keep in the middle hand, and each card that you hold will be mirrored on the other 3 lines in the grid.
Here’s an example
You keep one ace in your middle hand. You’ll then see an ace held in the space above and below the middle hand.
When you’re finished selecting cards, click Draw / Spin to fill out your hands. The game will spin all of the spaces that don’t have held cards to determine your final hands.
After the reels have finished spinning, you’ll see pay lines going through any winning hand that you form. The pay lines going through winning hands are helpful because you can figure out how wins occur in the 5 x 3 grid.
If you’ve played slot machines before, then Spin Poker won’t require much of an adjustment for you. The main thing that you need to focus on is making wise decisions during the draw round.
The way that payouts are made differs from traditional slot machines.
All symbols are determined from a 52 card deck, meaning you’ll never see the same card / symbol on the reels. Contrast this to slot machines, which commonly have the same symbols appear.
Other than small differences, any player can quickly pick up the slots aspect of Super Times Pay Spin Poker.
Super Times Pay multipliers are activated by making the max 5 coin bet, along with a single coin bonus bet. If you want multipliers on all 9 pay lines, you’ll need to wager a separate coin for each line.
The multiplier is awarded randomly on wins and ranges from 2 times to 10 times.
Here’s an example of how these multipliers work
You get a 4 of a kind (25 coins) with a 4x multiplier. This would increase your payout to 100 coins.
The game’s help screen shows that you can expect a multiplier on approximately 1 out of every 15 hands, with an average multiplier of 4.05 times.
With this average multiplier, you’ll win 20.33% more money versus the 20.0% extra that you risk on the bonus bet. Given that the Super Times Pay feature offers positive expected value (+EV), you should make it on every hand.
Like other multi hand video poker machines from IGT, Super Times Pay Spin Poker allows you to choose from multiple variations when playing. Below you can see common variations that are available through Super Times Pay Spin Poker video poker:
- Jacks or Better
This game offers one of the simplest pay tables, and the lowest qualifying hand is a pair of jacks.
- Bonus Poker
You receive bonus payouts for four aces; four 2s through 4s; and four 5s through kings. The lowest qualifying hand is a pair of jacks.
- Bonus Poker Deluxe
The bonus 4 of a kind payouts discussed above offer double the amount. The catch is that a two pair only pays 1 credit instead of the 2 credits offered in Bonus Poker.
- Deuces Wild
All 2s are wild, and you receive a bonus payout for getting four deuces in a hand.
- Double Bonus Deuces Wild
The same as Deuces Wild, except that you get a larger bonus payout for four deuces.
- Double Bonus
You receive double bonus payouts for the 4 of a kind hands described in Bonus Poker.
- Double Double Bonus
Offers even larger bonus payouts than Double Bonus.
- Joker Poker
Includes a joker wild card, making the deck contain 53 cards. The 5 of a kind is the second highest payout.
- Super Aces Bonus
The payout for four aces is actually higher than a royal flush payout when you bet between 1 and 4 coins on a hand.
Super Times Pay Spin Poker Table and Odds
As shown above, you can access multiple games and pay tables with Super Times Pay Spin Poker. For discussion purposes, we’ve chosen the popular Double Bonus pay table, which you can see below:
|Hand||1 coin||2 coins||3 coins||4 coins||5 coins|
|4 2s, 3s, or 4s||80||160||240||320||400|
|4 5s – Ks||50||100||150||200||250|
|3 of a kind||3||6||9||12||15|
|Jacks or better||1||2||3||4||5|
This is the 9 / 7 / 5 pay table for Double Bonus, which pays back 99.11% when you use optimal strategy. Double Bonus also offers a 10 / 7 / 5 pay table, which pays back 100.17% with perfect strategy, but this machine is only found in less heralded Las Vegas casinos.
The exciting thing about Super Times Pay Spin Poker video poker is that the multipliers raise payback. In the case of the 9 / 7 / 5 Double Bonus game shown above, the bonus bet raises payback from 99.11% to 99.38%.
Below you can see how the Super Times Pay feature raises payback for other machines:
- 9 / 6 / 5 Double Bonus – Regular payback is 97.81%; Super Times payback is 98.08%
- 8 / 5 Bonus Poker – Regular payback is 99.17%; Super Times payback is 99.44%
- 7 / 5 Bonus Poker – Regular payback is 98.01%; Super Times payback is 98.29%
- 9 / 6 Double Double Bonus – Regular payback is 98.98%; Super Times payback is 99.26%
- 8 / 6 Double Double Bonus – Regular payback is 97.89%; Super Times payback is 98.17%
- 9 / 6 Jacks or Better – Regular payback is 99.54%; Super Times Pay payback is 99.82%
- 9 / 5 Jacks or Better – Regular payback is 98.45%; Super Times Pay payback is 98.72%
Here’s a look at how often each Super Times Pay multiplier occurs along with the expected value that each multiplier adds to the 4.05 average:
|Multiplier||Probability||Average Multiplier Value|
Considering that the Super Times Pay multiplier raises payback for any video poker game, you can definitely benefit from these games. But you also need to watch out for casinos that offer lower pay tables on Super Times Pay Spin Poker.
Instead of the 9 / 7 / 5 Double Bonus pay table, you’ll often see a 9 / 6 / 5 pay table or worse.
The same goes for other games because casinos know that the Spin Poker and Super Times Pay aspects will encourage people to play regardless of the pay table.
But if you want to maximize your chances of winning, then you should check the pay tables for any Super Times Pay Spin Poker machine you choose.
You should always bet the 5 coin max because of the added value that you get from royal flush payouts.
Referring to the Double Bonus pay table, you can see that every payout increases proportionately, except the 5 coin royal flush payout. This 4,000 coin prize is much higher than the 3,000 coins that you get for betting 4 coins.
If you can’t afford to consistently bet 5 coins on a $0.25 coin denomination machine, then you should consider playing online video poker.
The video poker stakes at most online casinos is one cent per coin, which makes the game more affordable while still allowing you to go for the highest payback.
Super Times Pay Spin Poker Strategy
With a spinning format and multipliers, it seems like you need to alter your strategy with Super Times Pay Spin Poker.
But the truth is that you use the same strategy as you normally would for any given video poker variant. The only adjustment is that you need to make the bonus bet on each hand to maximize your payback.
Unlike the Super Times Pay feature, Spin Poker doesn’t affect the odds. It doesn’t matter whether you play 1 or 9 pay lines because your payback will be the same.
The only difference is that more pay lines gives you more chances to win on every turn.
This is something that appeals to many slots players, who get more excitement out of having multiple chances to win.
Due to the Super Times Pay and Spin Poker features, this game has higher variance and your wins will be more sporadic.
With Spin Poker, this occurs because one deck is being used for up to 9 pay lines. If you don’t get favorable cards within the 5×3 grid, then you could lose all of your hands.
With Super Times Pay, your multiplier will only come on 1 out of 15 hands on average, meaning your extra bet comes through less than 6.7% of the time.
Considering how high the variance is in Super Times Pay Spin Poker, we recommend that you have a larger bankroll than you’d normally play with.
You’ll not only need to have more money to play extra coins, but you’ll also be dealing with less frequent wins.
Depending upon what game you play Super Times Pay Spin Poker through, you’ll need different strategy charts. Please refer to the Double Bonus strategy chart below for an example.
When reading this chart, start at the top and scan down until you find your hand. If you don’t find your hand, then discard everything and draw for 5 new cards:
- Royal flush, straight flush, 4 of a kind
- 4 cards to a royal flush
- 3 aces
- Full house, flush, straight
- 3 of a kind except aces
- 4 cards to a straight flush
- Two pair
- High pair ace to jack
- 4 cards to a flush
- 3 cards to a royal flush
- 4 cards to an outside straight
- Low pair 2s to 10s
- A K Q J suited
- 3 cards to a straight flush
- 4 cards to an inside straight with 3 high cards
- Q J suited
- 3 cards to a flush with 2 high cards
- 2 suited high cards
- 4 cards to an inside straight with 2 high cards
- 3 cards to a straight flush
- 4 cards to an inside straight with 1 high card
- K Q J unsuited
- J 10 suited
- Q J unsuited
- 3 cards to a flush with 1 high card
- Q T suited
- 3 cards to a straight flush
- K Q, K J unsuited
- K 10 suited
- King, queen, or jack
- 4 cards to an inside straight with no high cards
- 3 cards to a flush with no high cards
For years, video poker remained unchanged outside of the different variations. But IGT has changed this greatly in recent years by creating a number of unique video poker games.
Super Times Pay Spin Poker is the pinnacle of these changes so far because it combines the randomness of slots with big multipliers.
The one thing to be aware of, though, is that you’ll need more money to play. You not only need to make a multiplier bet on each hand to maximize your payback, but also deal with higher variance.
If you have the bankroll and don’t mind these aspects, then it’s certainly worth trying Super Times Pay Spin Poker video poker.