By Jerry Stitch

Nearly every video poker pundit insists that players bet the maximum credits to activate what is called the royal flush bonus.

Most video poker pay tables pay 250-for-1 for a royal flush when one to four credits are bet. But they pay 800-for-1 when the maximum of five credits is bet.

This is a significant increase that gives the player an additional return of more than 1% overall. Is there a legitimate case for betting less than the maximum credits?

This article explores this question in more detail.

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