Jacks or Better is the standard go-to game for video poker newbies the world over. With the simplest rules, a very easy to understand layout consisting of nothing more than a paytable and your 5-card hand, and decent winnings, this RTG video poker game is ideal for everyone.
The Look and Feel of Jacks or Better
Online video poker games don’t come much simpler than Jacks or Better. Below the paytable and your hand sits a trio of betting buttons which allow you to wager between 1 and 5 coins per hand and the deal/draw button which controls your actions. To the right, a coin value counter can see you adjust your coins to be worth between $0.05 and $5 in value. Stakes range from $0.05 per hand up to $25 a hand in Jacks or Better.
With a wager set, players can hit the deal button to receive their first hand. Clicking on individual cards will hold them for the second hand, with other cards discarded in favor of new ones. With your hand complete, it is then measured against the paytable on the screen to see if you will pocket a prize.
Jacks or Better Gameplay
There is no dealer to compete against, nor are there any other players in Jacks or Better. Your only task is to build a five-card poker hand which matches one of those displayed on the paytable to bag a win.
Players can win with Jacks or Better, 2 Pair, 3 of a Kind, Straight, Flush, Full House, 4 of a Kind, Straight Flush or Royal Flush combinations. The more coins they wager per hand, the higher the value the prizes in the game will be worth. Landing a Royal Flush with a 1-coin bet, for instance, results in wins worth 250 coins. Doing so with a 5-coin bet can see you win 4,000 coins, though.