Jacks or Better is almost a classical video poker game if not for the twist of the game’s unique hand. You will not collect winnings with just any pair in your hand; it needs to be at least Jacks or better, meaning Queens, Kings or Aces. This is a very quick paced and fun poker game offering you a chance at gambling any winning hand.
How to play Jacks or Better video poker
Jack or Better follows the conventional poker hands except for the hand that has given the game its name. You need to have at least a pair of Jacks or higher to win, this means a pair of anything less than a Jack means nothing in this game. You choose your bet level ranging from 1 to 5 and also can pick the coin value, which ranges from $0.05 to $10.00, allowing you to control your wagers depending on how it’s going for you on that particular day.
Once you have placed your bet and your hand has been dealt you choose which cards to Hold. The Hold sign will mark the cards you are holding. You then Draw the next hand. Your winnings are calculated on the basis of your final hand.
If you have won money on a hand played you can choose to either collect your winning or gamble it further to earn more. If you choose to gamble press the Gamble button and the game takes you to a new screen. Here you can either bet that the next card will be red or black or even try to guess the suit of the card. The game saves the 5 cards that have gone previously; still it is hard to calculate as a new deck is used for every new card drawn. The gambling game is just that – pure luck.
You can use the links just below the game above to choose to play multi-hand variations of Jacks or Better. The game is available in single, 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 hand versions.