How To Play
Tens or Better is essentially a straightforward game of five-card draw. The aim is to form the best possible poker hand and as long as your hand contains at least a pair of tens then you win a payout.
At the start of a round, you need to set your coin size using the arrow controls. You then need to decide how many coins to bet per round, from one to five. Use the ‘Bet One’ button to add a single coin to each hand or save time and use the ‘Bet Max’ button to quickly bet five coins per hand and deal the cards.
Above the cards, you will see the paytable with the different types of hands and their respective payouts. The paytable has five columns and the columns relate to the number of coins you bet. This means that if you are betting one coin per hand then you are playing for the leftmost column and if you are betting five coins per hand, you are playing for the rightmost column.
Once you are happy with your bet click on ‘Deal’ and the first hand of cards is dealt. You then have to choose which cards to hold. If you are dealt a winning hand then the cards will automatically be held, but you can unselect them if you so wish. Once you are satisfied click on ‘Deal’ a second time and remaining cards will be replaced. You are then paid out for any winning hands.
The lowest winning hand is Tens or Better and it is followed by Two Pair, Three of a Kind, Straight, Flush, Full House, Four of a Kind, Straight Flush and a Royal Flush.
After a winning hand, you are offered the choice of ‘Double’, ‘Double Half’ or ‘Collect’. The first two options give you the chance to bet your winnings, or half of your winnings, to try to double the payout. You are shown a face-up card and need to pick from four facedown cards to find one that is higher in value. If you pick correctly then you can keep repeating the process until you hit the game’s double up limit.
As explained above, the payouts change according to how many coins you have bet. If you are betting one coin per hand then Tens or Better pays 1x, Two Pair pays 2x, Three of a Kind pays 3x, Straight pays 4x, Flush pays 5x, Full House pays 6x, Four of a Kind pays 20x, Straight Flush pays 50x, and a Royal Flush pays 800x.
If you are playing with more than one coin then the payouts are multiplied by how many coins you have bet. For instance, if you are playing with five coins then a Straight Flush would pay 250x (50 x 5). This means that the top payout of 4,000x can be won by forming a Royal Flush when betting five coins per hand.