Tens Or Better

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Tens Or Better


For a video poker console that gives you even more ways to qualify for a winning payout, why not take a look at Tens or Better from Playtech? Unlike many conventional video poker titles where at least a pair of jacks is required to secure a payout, Tens or Better will return your stake for any pair of tens or higher to give you more cards that can potentially be held on your first deal and hopefully more consistent profits in the long run.


As is the case with all video poker titles, Tens or Better requires players to make the best five-card poker hand possible by the end of an initial deal and one subsequent draw. Naturally, the better their hand, the better the payout they’ll receive, with a pair of tens being the minimum qualifying threshold. At the start of each game, players will receive five cards and will simply have to select which ones they wish to hold and which ones they wish to discard, with a subsequent deal replacing any unwanted cards to create your final five-card hand.


Players must begin by selecting both a coin size and a coin amount in Tens or Better, with the former ranging from £0.01-£5.00 and the latter running the gamut from one to five. This makes the game playable for between £0.01 and £25.00 per hand, but players should note that unlike in other video poker titles from Playtech, playing with the maximum five coins selected does not result in any additional payout hikes. Once they’ve selected a stake, players simply have to hit deal and choose which cards they wish to hold and which cards they wish to replace, with a subsequent draw giving them their final five card hand. Pays are then calculated according to the table above the cards.

Basic Strategy

Generally speaking Tens or Better is a lower variance title than conventional Jacks or Better video poker. The reason for this is that there are more cards that you would be happy to hold from your initial deal, with the lower qualifying threshold meaning players are far more likely to at least get their starting stake back. The caveat to this is that if you always play to make one-pair type hands, you’ll never be able to make a long-term profit, so risk-taking is still necessary at points. Try to look for situations where you can hit several cards to improve your hand rather than just one.


If you want a video poker title that’s easy on your bankroll and still offers the potential to land a maximum prize of 4,000 coins, look no further than Playtech’s Tens or Better. The game’s lower qualifying threshold means you can often bide your time playing a break-even strategy until a favourable situation arises, making it the perfect title for more risk-averse video poker players.

Reels Paylines Progressive Min Bet Max Bet
0 0 No £0.01 £25

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Pays up to 4,000x your bet, 1 hand in play

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