Jacks or Better Video Poker
How do you play Jacks or Better?
The object of the game, like any poker hand, is to get the highest value of cards possible – ultimately, a royal flush. Playing is simple, making it easy to get stuck in this classic game:
- Along the button display decide if you’d like to Bet One or Bet Max. Click Bet One repeatedly to move up the paytable, if desired.
- Click the DEAL/DRAW button on the bottom right-hand corner of the display.
- Decide which cards you would like to hold by either clicking on the card or clicking the HOLD/CANCEL button in the corresponding position.
- Press the DEAL/DRAW button again.
- Determine how much you’ve won using the paytable.
The Optimal Strategy for Jacks or Better
The classic Jacks or Better game has a pretty well-developed strategy. Know which cards to hold and when by following this table:
|First hand of Cards||Optimal Strategy|
|Royal Flush||Hold on to all your cards|
|Straight Flush||Hold on to all your cards|
|Four of a Kind||Hold on to all your cards|
|Full House||Hold on to all your cards|
|Four to a Royal Flush||Draw one card|
|Flush||Hold on to all your cards|
|Three of a Kind||Draw two cards|
|Straight||Hold on to all your cards|
|Four to a Straight Flush||Draw one card|
|Two Pair||Draw one card|
|High Pair||Draw three cards|
|Three to a Royal Flush||Draw two cards|
|Four to a Flush||Draw one card|
|One Low Pair||Draw three cards|
|Four to a Straight||Draw one card|
|Three to a Straight Flush||Draw two cards|
|Two to a Royal Flush||Draw three cards|
|Two High Cards||Draw Three Cards|
|One High Card||Draw Four Cards|
|Five Disconnected Low Cards||Draw Five Cards|
Paytable for Jacks or Better
The paytable for Jacks or Better is displayed right on the game board, so you’ll always know what your winning potential is. We’ve got a handy version of their Bet One and Bet Max rates for you right here:
|Hand||Bet One||Max Bet|
|Royal Flush|| |
|Straight Flush|| |
|Four of a Kind|| |
|Full House|| |
|Three of a Kind|| |
|Two Pair|| |
|Jacks or Better|| |
Playing Multi-Hand Jacks or Better
Jacks or Better sticks to the original and is a one-hand poker game only – there are some other great multi-hand poker games worth checking out at OnlineCasinoInfo, like Pick’em Poker.
Jacks or Better – Double Your Winnings or Collect
Unfortunately, this classic game doesn’t have the option to double your winnings.
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This is a great game for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. The ability to see your log – click VIEW LOG – button, allows for you to learn from your plays. The TRAINER ON option, also allows for advice and statistics regarding each hand so you can optimise your winning chances – pretty great in our books!