Jacks or Better Video Poker
Jacks or Better is a great game of video poker for players who love a good bonus round. The game offers a continuous bonus round. Most casinos will offer many different variations of video poker, the big difference between games & between casinos is the pay table, no two versions will pay the same. Players will also notice the theme & color scheme are also very different from casino to casino. When visiting Jacks or Better, players will notice a clean layout. The pay table is usually located at the top of the screen so that players can easily draw their attention after each round to see how much they’ve won! Under the pay table is where the player will see their cards, the game is played with five cards. Under that is where the main game buttons are located for game play and off to the right side, the player will see everything money related including their cash balance, winnings & more.
To begin, a player will first make their bet. In this game a player can make a minimum bet of $0.25 all the way up to $25. After the player has made their bet they can click the deal button which will deal out the five cards in front of them, the player will then choose which cards to hold & which cards to discard. The aim of Jacks or Better is to gain the best poker hand possible, the poker ranking chart is as follows;
Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten from the same suit
Five cards in consecutive order from the same suit
Four Of A Kind
Four cards from different suits of the same rank
Three of a kind and a pair
Five cards of same suit
Five cards in consecutive order, any combination of suits
Three Of A Kind
Three cards from different suits displaying the same number or picture
Two groups of two cards showing the same numbers or suits
One pair of identically ranked cards
Where there is non of the above are present the highest card of your hand is taken. (ranked highest to lowest A, K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2)
Once the player has decided which cards to hold they can click draw which will deal out cards in place of those who weren’t chosen. When the player has a winning hand, they can enter into a showdown with the dealer which is a bonus round, the player can then double their bet and play a fun game against the dealer. The dealer has one card facing up, and the player has four cards facing down. The player will need to randomly select one of their down facing cards in hopes that it is higher in rankings than the dealer’s card. If the player wins, he has the chance to double again and play another round until they lose or they can head back to the original game of Jacks or Better with their winnings.