Jacks or Better Online Video Poker
Jacks or Better by Realtime Gaming is an online video poker variant. The game is one of the more popular versions as it offers straightforward and simple game play. The aim of the game is to hold a hand with a value no less than a pair of jacks in order to receive a pay out which is set according to the game’s pay table.
Jacks or Better online video poker is available in instant play or the game can be downloaded. The game is played for fun in the free play mode or for real money. Special game features allow certain settings to be adjusted like the speed of play and the volume of the sound effects.
The game provides a double up feature where any pay out can be doubled by selecting one of four face down cards and having that card be of a higher value to the dealer’s card which is on display. If the card is of a higher value, then the winning amount is doubled and the bonus feature can be played again until a card of a lower value is chosen.
The Betting Options and Pay Outs
Jacks or Better is a single hand game that allows one to five coins to be bet on each hand that is dealt. Each of the coins can have a denomination value of 0.05; 0.25; 0.50; 1.00 or 5.00. The online video poker game features a bet one button to bet one coin at a time with each click and a bet max button to bet the maximum of five coins automatically where the cards will also be dealt straight away.
The pay outs are higher when the maximum bet of five coins per hand is placed. The royal flush is the highest ranking Jacks or Better poker hand that awards an amount of up to 4 000 coins. Up next is the straight flush; four of a kind; full house; flush; straight; three of a kind; two pair and then one pair with two jacks being the minimum valued hand to pay out.
Jacks or Better Game Rules and Strategy
Jacks or Better is played with a deck of fifty two cards that is shuffled after each round. There is no wild card in the game and the minimum value is, as the name states, a pair of Jacks or Better.
Once the coins have been placed on the hand, the deal button is clicked to deal the first five cards face up. Any of the five cards can be held by clicking on the card and the remaining cards will be discarded and replaced when the draw button is clicked on. This is then the final deal where the five cards are evaluated for any winning poker combinations.
Deciding on which of the five cards to hold entirely depends on their worth and potential or odds of creating a winning combination. If a winning hand is dealt in the first five cards then the combination should be held. All pairs should be held including three or four potential straights, flushes, straight flushes, royal flushes and so on.