Four Card Poker Progressive

In Four Card Poker Progressive, the Players receive 5 Cards to make their best 4-Card Poker Hand, and the Dealer receives 6 Cards to make their best 4-Card Poker Hand.

The Bet

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Players begin by making bets on the required Ante spot in order to play against the Dealer's Hand, and the Ante Bet pays even money if the Player wins. 

Aces Up Bet
Players also have the option to place an optional "Aces Up" Bet. Players win the Aces Up bet if they are dealt a pair of Aces or better, and it is always paid even if the Dealer has a better hand. 
Aces Up Payout:
Four of a Kind…………...50 to 1 
Straight Flush..…………..40 to 1
Three of a Kind......…….8 to 1
Flush............................5 to 1
Straight........................4 to 1
Two Pair.......................2 to 1
Pair of Aces of better.....1 to 1

Automatic Bonuses
The top three hands in the game (Four-of-a-Kind, Straight Flush, and Three-of-a-Kind) receive an automatic bonus payout on the Ante Bet. Automatic Bonuses are paid even if the Dealer has a better 4-Card Hand. 
Automatic Bonus Payout:
Four of a Kind…………...30 
Straight Flush..…………..15 
Three of a Kind......……..2

In the Image below, all the Players chose to make Ante bets and the optional Aces Up bet. 

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The Play
After placing their bets, all the Players receive 5 face-down Cards. The Dealer also deals 5 face-down Cards and 1 face-up Card to himself. 

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Once the Dealer has dealt all the cards, Players who bet on the Ante wager and want to stay in the game after viewing their cards must make a Play wager that is at at least equal to the Ante but may be up to 3x the Ante. 

In the Image below, the Right, Right Middle, and Left Middle Players all decided to place Play wagers to continue playing. The Right Player placed the maximum 3x the Ante bet, while the Right Middle Player placed a 2x the Ante bet and the Left Middle Player placed a 1x the Ante bet. The Left Player did not have a good hand so he chose to fold and lost his Ante and Aces Up bet. 

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Once all the Players have placed their Play Bets or folded, the Dealer reveals his 6 Cards and chooses his best 4-Card Hand. 

In the Image below, the Dealer has an 8 of Hearts, 8 of Clubs, 5 of Clubs, 5 of Diamonds, Jack of Spades, and Ace of Hearts. 

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The Dealer's best 4-Card Hand is a Two Pair of 8s and 5s. 

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The Player wins if their 4-Card Poker Hand is better than the Dealer's 4-Card Poker Hand. The Right Player has a Four-of-a-Kind, the highest Hand in 4-Card Poker. 

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The Right Player beats the Dealer's Two Pair, and he wins even money on his Ante and Play bets, an Automatic Bonus of 30, and a 50-to-1 payout on his Aces Up bet. 

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The Right Middle Player's highest hand is a Pair of Kings from his King of Diamonds, King of Hearts, 10 of Clubs, and 5 of Hearts.  

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The Right Middle Player's Pair of Kings is lower than the Dealer's Two Pair, so he loses his Ante, Aces Up, and Play bets. 

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The Left Middle Player has a Two Pair (2 Queens and 2 3s). 

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Both the Left Middle Player and Dealer have a Two Pair, but in 4-Card Poker the Player wins the tie so the Left Middle Player wins even money on his Ante and Play bet and 2-to-1 payout on his Aces Up bet. 

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Once all the payouts have been paid, the Dealer will collect all the remaining cards and a new round of play will begin.

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Progressive Payout
Players can place a Progressive Bet on their Hand and/or the Dealer's Hand. Progressive winner are determined from all 5 Cards dealt to the Player. The Dealer's Face Up Card is not used for the Dealer's 5-Card Progressive Hand. The Player must have an Ante Bet wager to place a Progressive Bet. The optional Progressive Bet qualifies the Player for all or part of the incrementally increasing jackpot. 

In the Image below, all 4 Players placed an Ante, Aces Up, and Progressive Bet. 

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After the Dealer has dealt all 5-Card Hands to the Players and revealed their 6-Card Hand, the Dealer pays out the optional Progressive Bets. 

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Progressive Bet Payout
Royal Flush                                                                           
100% of the Jackpot
Straight Flush                                                                           
10% of the Jackpot
Four-of-a-Kind $300
Full House $50
Flush $40
Straight $30

In the above example, the Dealer has a 5-Card Hand of a 8 of of Clubs, 5 of Clubs, 5 of Diamonds, Jack of Spades, and Ace of Hearts, which does not include the 8 of Hearts Face-Up Card. 
The Left Player has a Pair of 8s, but because a Straight or higher is needed to win the Progressive Bet the Left Player looses his Progressive Bet. 
The Left Middle Player has a 5-Card Flush (9, Queen, 3, Ace, and 5 of Clubs), so the Left Middle Player wins $40. 
The Right Middle Player has a Royal Flush (Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and 10 of Hearts), so the Right Middle Player wins 100% of the Jackpot. 
The Right Player has a Four-of-a-Kind (6s of Clubs, Diamonds, Spades, and Hearts), so the Right Player wins $300.