Jacks Or Better Video Poker

Sun, 08 Jun 2008 19:43

Jacks or Better Video Poker

Jacks or better online video poker.


There are many video poker variations that are popular to gamblers. Among them are Deuces Wild and Jacks or Better Video Poker.

Jacks Or Better

The aim in playing Jacks or Better video poker is to come up with a pair of Jacks or higher, to the highest value of a Royal Flush. It uses a standard 52-deck card. Here, all suits have equal value.

Before the game starts, the player has to indicate the amount of bet by choosing the appropriate button. He has an option to play either one or five coin. It is advisable to play the maximum in order to increase the possible payout.

When the bet has been determined, the player will get five cards. He can then opt to keep or discard any card of his choosing. To select the card to keep, the player should click on the Hold button.  Otherwise, pressing the Draw button will replace the cards he chose to discard. The new batch of cards will make up the final hand. The video poker machine will then determine if there is a winning combination. If there is, the winnings will be based on the payout schedule.

One advantage of Jacks or Better Video Poker over other variations is that it allows the player to double his winnings. With this option, the gambler will receive five fresh cards, one of which is facing up. The player then selects a card from the other four cards which are facing down.

In addition, if the selected card is superior to the first card, the player wins twice the amount of the original bet. If it is the other way around, the player loses the bet. If the two cards have identical values, a tie will ensue. In this case, the player decides whether to go for another double or get the original bet.

Moreover, this feature of Jacks or Better allows the player to attempt another double or leave the money as it is. However, this option is applicable only when the accumulated winnings are below 2,000 coins. Otherwise, this option is not permitted and the game ends automatically. When the allowed amount of coins has been attained, the double (a bonus feature of Jacks or better video poker) game terminates, and the main game will resume.

Furthermore, another feature of this video poker variation is that when the player loses his Internet connection, the program continues the game on the player's behalf.  The outcome can be viewed by selecting the 'Gamelogs' button the moment the player logs in again.

Likewise, when the player gets interrupted in the thick of the action, he will be asked to finish the game the moment the player logs back in. When the main session has been completed, the player has the prerogative to resume play with the same game or start all over again.  

By learning how to play Jacks or Better, a competitor can improve his chances of winning. Like Aces and Faces, Jacks or Better can be an exciting and lucrative way to spend your time.