Interesting Poker Hands
by PerfectVideoPoker
It doesn't get much closer than this in Bonus Poker. For all practical purposes, it does not matter. The expected values are within .001 credits.

Going for the royal does give you more winning hands (37.78% vs. 27.66%), and if the bet is 5 the premium payoff for the royal flush makes it more worthwhile (expected value = .567 credits).
In Double Bonus Poker the straight pays 5 credits, and it makes more sense to go for it (expected value = .617) !! Different games require different play.