A method of playing a video wagering game is disclosed. The method includes at least a first and second segment, the method comprising the steps of:
placing a wager to participate in a video wagering game;
playing the first segment of the video wagering game;
continuing play of the first segment until at least one predetermined condition has been met;
assigning a payout based on at least one predetermined winning outcome of the first segment;
playing the second segment of the video wagering game when the at least one predetermined condition has been met;
wherein at least a portion of said payout of the first segment is used as a wager in a second segment video wagering game in which a visually different screen format is used in play of a different game in the play of the second segment; and
after play of the second segment video wagering game, a second segment payout is assigned based on at least a predetermined outcome of play of the second segment video wagering game.