Jacks or Better is a game of draw poker. The player receives five cards from the dealer and then chooses which of the cards to keep or “hold” and then discards the remaining cards for new ones by pressing deal. If you have a pair of Jacks or Better then you have a winning hand.
The more coins or credits that you play the higher the payouts on winning hands.
In order to win the Royal Flush prize you must play the maximum number of coins. Just check the payout table on the machine for complete payout information.
The Rules to Jacks or Better are pretty simple:
Hands are graded based on the pay table
Cards are dealt from a single deck
Cards are re-shuffled each hand
Player has the option to discard up to five cards.
The hands are valued in the following manner:
Hands are ranked in order of; pair of jacks or higher, 2 pair, 3 of a kind, Straight, Flush, Full House, 4 of a kind, Straight Flush, Royal Flush. Please see the pay table on the current machine for more information.
The Player can win if:
The final hand is at least a pair of Jacks.
The Player loses if:
The final hand does NOT meet the minimum hand of at least a pair of Jacks.
These are the typical buttons and there actions that you will see on a Jacks or Better game:
Bet – The player purchases credits by clicking on chips to put into the game, then decides whether to wager 1-5 coins, each increasing the payout for a winning hand.
Bet One – Clicking Bet One wagers one coin each time it is clicked up to a maximum of five coins.
Bet Max – Clicking Max Bet wagers five coins and deals the cards.
Draw Deal – Deals the cards after a wager has been place or after cards have be selected to be ‘held’.
Hold – The player clicks on the cards it wishes to keep.
Cash Out – Click on the red Cash/Out button to stop playing and cash out your credits and winnings.
Single Hand Video Poker (1 hand only)
Each Video Poker game that consists of one hand can typically be played for $0.05, $0.25, $0.50, $1, and $5. You can click on the Pay table button to view the payout table and the proper column will be highlighted based on the amount of coins played.
Multi-Hand Video Poker (3 or more hands)
Each Video Poker game that consists of three or more hands can typically be played for $0.01, $0.05, $0.25, $0.50, and $1. In addition, players can choose from 3 hands, 10 hands, 52 hands or 100 hands. If you are playing a game that consists of three or more hands, you can click on the Pay table button to view the payout table and the proper column will be highlighted based on the amount of coins played.
In each of the hands played by a player, the cards held by the player appear. Cards are drawn randomly to fill the rest of the spots. Once a card or cards have been discarded by the player, the card or cards cannot appear in any of the subsequent hands.