Free Ultimate X Video Poker
Ultimate X Poker is a variation of many normal video poker games that gives players the chance to win multipliers on the following hand. It’s available in single play, three play, and 10 play versions.
The difference between the three available versions is how many hands you play at one time. On the single play version you play one hand at a time. You play three hands at a time on the triple play version and 10 hands at a time on the 10 play version.
On the three and 10 play versions you receive one hand face up on the bottom of the screen and either two or nine more hands are shown above it face down. When you pick a card or cards to hold the same cards are held in each hand.
When you draw replacement cards, each hand uses its own deck of cards to replace the ones you draw. This creates three or 10 different hands. You can win on each different hand, so you can win on as many as 10 hands at once.
You trigger the chance for a multiplier by doubling your five coins per hand wager. When you trigger a multiplier it multiplies your win by the multiplier if you win anything on the next hand. You can win two to 12 times multipliers depending on the hand you win with.
This sounds complicated, but the machine takes care of everything and once you start playing it’s fairly simple to follow along.
Ultimate X Poker is a fun new way to play some of your favorite video poker games, but in the long run you’re better off from a house edge standpoint to just play the same games on a more traditional machine with a better pay table.
Doubling your bet ends up costing you more in the long run than you get back from multipliers because you don’t win anything extra on many hands.
What is the Playing Sequence?
The playing sequence for Ultimate X Poker is almost the same as more traditional video poker games. The main difference is you choose if you want to wager 10 coins instead of five to have the chance to win a multiplier on your next hand.
- Find the Ultimate X Poker machine you want to play. Remember you can find one play, three play, and 10 play machines.
- Put money in the machine.
- Choose to bet five or 10 coins per hand. A 10 coin bet gives you the chance to trigger a multiplier for the next hand.
- Hit the deal button to receive a five card hand.
- Select the cards you want to hold. The same cards are held in each hand if you’re playing a three times or 10 times play machine.
- Hit the deal button. Your final hand or hands are displayed and winnings added to your balance.
Ultimate X Poker Pay Tables
Ultimate X Poker is available on many different video poker games. The common pay tables are listed below along with the house edge using proper strategy.
If you compare these pay tables with the best ones available on games without the Ultimate X feature you can see that most games are better without it. You can quickly compare pay tables by looking at the individual pages we dedicate to each game on this site.
Jacks or Better – The Ultimate X Poker Jacks or Better pay table, 8 / 6, pays eight for a full house and six for a flush. This creates a house edge of 1.43%. The common standalone 9 / 6 Jacks or Better games has a house edge of .46%.
Deuces Wild – When you play the NSUD version of Deuces Wild with a pay table of 25 / 16 / 10 / 4 / 4 / 3 you have a house edge of .27%. The Ultimate X version has a pay table of 20 / 12 / 10 / 4 / 4 / 3 and has a house edge of 2.13%.
Joker Poker or Joker’s Wild – The Ultimate X version has a pay table of 50 / 17 / 7 / 5 / 3 with a house edge of 1.77%. The 7 / 5 version that has a lowest paying hand of a pair of kings has a house edge of 1.07%.
Bonus Poker – The Ultimate X version of Bonus Poker has a 7 / 5 pay table with a house edge of 1.91%. A regular game with an 8 / 5 pay table has a house edge of .84%.
Bonus Poker Deluxe – The Ultimate X version of Bonus Poker Deluxe uses the 8 / 6 pay table with a house edge of 1.18%. If you play a standalone version using the 9 / 6 pay table the house edge is .36%.
Double Bonus Poker – The Ultimate X version of Double Bonus Poker has a 9 / 6 / 5 pay table with a house edge of 1.89%. You can find standalone machines using a 9 / 7 / 5 pay table with a house edge of .89%.
Double Double Bonus Poker – The Ultimate X version of Double Double Bonus Poker uses the 9 / 5 pay table with a house edge of 2.07%. A standalone machine using the 9 / 6 pay table has a house edge of 1.02%.
Ultimate X Poker Strategy Chart
The correct strategy chart to use depends on the game you’re playing. Use the strategy chart included on the page on this site for the version you’re playing. If you’re playing Ultimate X Jacks or Better use the strategy chart on our Jacks or Better page.
Though the Ultimate X Poker line of video poker games offers a different game mechanic than traditional games, in the long run you can find standalone games that offer a lower house edge. You can try a few hands of Ultimate X Poker, but don’t waste too much time on it. Your bankroll is better off playing a different game.