Winning Streak Poker takes one hand of video poker and bumps it into multipliers depending on how many hands you can win in a row (hence the name Winning Streak). The first/current winning hand doesn't receive a multiplier, but each time you win, the previous hand moves up to a multiplier that begins with 2x and goes as high as 10x. So, a high pair that would normally pay out five credits can pay out 50 credits if you win four hands in a row.
Even though there is a lot happening on the screen, the basics of the games are fairly simple but fun. Things with Winning Streak Poker get a little crazy when you dig deep into WMS' MyPoker feature. MyPoker allows you to customize everything in the game, from the speed the cards are dealt to the type of cards you play with and even the brightness of the screen. You can also play at home on WMS Players Life.
Winning Streak is really fun to play, but the downfall of the game is that you have to pay to play every hand on the screen. So, you're not just paying five credits per game, you're paying 25 credits for the potential action of a winning streak. When trying out the game, we played nickels just to see what it was all about and that's probably about as much as this writer would spend on a game with mediocre payouts and this kind of requirement. That said, Winning Streak is fun and will remain in our 'change of pace' pile of games.