Be aware of the 5 minute time limit for Win Temple Poker!
For Freaky Tiki or Win Temple Poker, hold pairs or 3 of a kind unless you have at least 4 cards towards a Straight or Royal Flush. Naturally, hold on to jokers.
For faster bonus game or jackpot spin badges, wager 1 and just click Deal/Draw without bothering to hold (or even check payouts) unless you get a "bridge" card - Advance, Random, Escape, or Cliffhanger. Try to make a good hand for Cliffhanger cards, but your poker hands don't matter for the others.
The Tug-of-War badge is relatively easy to win with careful Hold choices and a bit of luck.
For hand win badges, refer to Game tips.
ALWAYS read a game's How to Play, and also check for a Hints or Tips tab and/or Tutorial. They do help!
Always hold Advance, Random, Escape and Cliffhanger cards.
If you click an ace in the bonus room, that's the group with the royal flush and the best payout.
More about Lost Temple Poker
You can rank up in this game without ever winning a hand.. just keep playing.
Like many Pogo games of "chance", you'll often get a better hand by drawing four or five new cards than holding a pair or hoping to fill a straight or flush.
Clicking your rank icon at the lower left will tell you how many games you need for the next rank.
This games gives you a free play every 50 hands.
You can speed things up between deals by clicking on the tiki guy to bypass the multi-hand reveal, as well as Tex Carter's success or failure at moving across the bridge.
You can use your space bar to Bet Max and Deal, or the Enter key to repeat your last bet and Deal. The Enter key will also Draw your second set of cards. To hold cards you can click the Hold buttons or the cards themselves, or type numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and/or 5.
There used to be a glitch to advance the guy two skulls on the bridge by clicking the boulder as it fell, but it seems to have been changed. Now as the boulder is falling, right-clicking between Tex and the tiki above should advance him.