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TENS OR BETTER

 


Introduction

Tens or Better is a variation on the popular game Jacks or Better. As the name implies, a pair of Tens or better pays. The increased payout for a pair of tens comes at the cost of a reduced payout for a flush and full house.

 

Strategy

Strategy for Tens or Better is listed below. This strategy applies to both the standard paytable and the reduced Playtech & Cryptologic paytable. "High Card" indicates Ten to Ace. 3 to a straight flush hands are ranked according to "High Cards - Gaps". High Cards is the number of cards ranked Ten to Ace. Gaps is the number of breaks in the straight. For example, the hand 9TJ has a "High Cards - Gaps" ranking of 2 since there are 2 high cards and no gaps. While the hand 468 has a ranking of -2 since there are no high cards and two gaps.

Tens or Better

1 Royal Flush, Straight Flush, 4 of a Kind
2 4 to a Royal Flush
3 Full House, Flush, Straight
4 3 of a Kind
5 4 to Straight Flush
6 Two Pair
7 High Pair (TT to AA)
8 3 to a Royal Flush
9 4 to a Flush
10 Unsuited TJQK, 9TJQ, 89TJ
11 Low Pair (22 to 99)
12 3 to Straight Flush, High Cards - Gaps >= 1
13 4 to Straight, No Gap
14 Suited TJ, JQ, TQ
15 3 to Straight Flush, High Cards - Gaps = 0
16 Unsuited TJQA, TJKA, TQKA, JQKA
17 3 to Straight Flush, No Gap
18 2 Suited High Cards
19 4 to Straight, 3 High Cards
20 Unsuited TJQ, JQK, TQK
21 Unsuited TJ, JQ, TQ
22 3 to Straight Flush, High Cards - Gaps = -1
23 Unsuited KQ, KJ, KT
24 Unsuited AQ, AK
25 1 High Card
26 3 to Straight Flush, High Cards - Gaps = -2
27 Redraw

 

 

 

 

Tens or Better Paytables

Most casino softwares that offer Tens or Better use the standard 99.14% payout table. This includes Microgaming, Boss Media, Grand Virtual, Odds On, and Rival. Playtech and Cryptologic use a reduced 97.96% payout. B3W uses a reduced 98.63% payout. RTG does not offer this game. See the payout calculator for estimating payout with other paytables.

Hand Standard Payout B3W Playtech & Cryptologic Parlay VueTec
Royal Flush 800 600 800 800 300
Straight Flush 50 50 50 50 30
4 of a Kind 25 25 20 25 15
Full House 6 6 6 9 6
Flush 5 5 5 6 5
Straight 4 4 4 4 4
3 of a Kind 3 3 3 2 3
Two Pairs 2 2 2 2 2
Tens or Better 1 1 1 1 1
Nothing 0 0 0 0 0
Payout 99.14% 98.63% 97.96% 96.26% 95.41%

 

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