Joker Poker Video Poker

Another great video poker game from Bovada, Joker Poker adds extra fun to a standard Jacks or Better Video Poker game with the 53rd card: a wild Joker. A suitable game for all, though intermediate and advanced players may fair better… can you get a Five of a Kind or that infamous Sequential Royal Flush?

How do you play Joker Poker?

Gameplay is easy, even with the added twist of the extra Joker:

  1. Choose Bet One along the bottom left-hand corner of the display to initiate wagering. Click repeatedly to move through the paytable and decide which scale you’d like to wager.
  2. Adjust your coin value with the right and left arrows on the right side of the screen (anywhere between $0.05 and $5).
  3. Click the big, red DEAL button to deal the first hand.
  4. Click the cards you’d like to keep into the next hand – anywhere between 0 and 5.
  5. Click the big, red DRAW button to deal the second hand.
  6. Winning hands will be offered a Double or Nothing wager, in a high card draw with the dealer. Select yes or no here.
  7. If yes, play High Card Draw until you lose or decide not to play. If no, collect your winnings and deal again!

The Optimal Strategy for Joker Poker

The strategy for Joker Poker is not unlike that of Jacks or Better – there’s just a wild card floating about the deck. These are the best options for when to hold and discard with a Wild Joker:

 

 Hand  Cards to Discard 
 Five of a kind

0

 Royal Flush w/Joker

0

 Straight Flush

0

 4 of a Kind

1

 Full House

0

 4 Card Royal w/Joker

1

 4 Card Straight Flush, open both ends

1

 Flush

0

 3 of a Kind

2

 4 Card Straight Flush – missing inner card 

1

 Straight

0

 2 Card Royal Flush w/Joker

2

 4 Cards high Flush

1

 9 or better with Joker

2

 Ace with Joker

3

 4 Card Flush – all low cards

1

 4 Card straight – non-sequential w.Joker

1

 5 through 10 only w/Joker

3

 Joker only

4

 

Paytable for Joker Poker

Aside from the added potential of a 5 of a kind and the difference between a Royal with or without a Joker, the paytable is pretty standard for Joker Poker:

 

 Hand  Bet One   Bet Max 
 Sequential Royal 

500

20000

 Royal Flush

250

4000

 5 of a Kind

150

750

 Royal w/Joker

80

400

 Straight Flush

50

250

 4 of a Kind

20

100

 Full House

6

30

 Flush

5

25

 Straight

3

15

 3 of a Kind

2

10

 2 Pair

1

5

 Kings or Better

1

5

 

Playing Multi-Hand Joker Poker

There is no option to play a multi-hand Joker Poker game on this video poker variation.

Joker Poker – Double Your Winnings or Collect

Winning hands will be offered the opportunity to ‘Double or Nothing’. You can keep doubling your hand as long as you select the winning card in a High Card Draw with the dealer. You can opt out of this gamble at any point, but once you lose, your winnings are forfeited, so be wary!

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We really enjoy this version of video poker – after all, who doesn’t love a added bonus feature like a Wild? A true favourite of intermediate and advanced players, but even beginners can have a go at it, simply play for fun until you learn the strategy a little!