Jacks or Better Jackpot
Jacks or Better (Quasar) is a progressive video poker jackpot that can be played exclusively at Quasar Gaming. We have been tracking this jackpot since September 2015.
Progressive jackpot history
The Jacks or Better Jackpot is a progressive prize that is available to be won exclusively at Quasar Gaming. The game itself is designed by Novomatic, and pays out a large progressive jackpot to a player who is dealt a Direct Royal Flush (a.k.a. Pat Royal) without discarding and re-drawing any cards.
The Jacks or Better video poker game is played by dealing out five cards to players, who can then decide to hold or draw new cards. After the draw, the game reads what poker hand you have and pays out any prizes accordingly. The structure of the payout scheme in this game is as follows (low to high): Jacks or Better, Two Pair, Three of a Kind, Straight, Flush, Full House, Four of a Kind, Straight Flush, Royal Flush, and Direct Royal Flush. All prizes in the game are fixed, save for the Direct Royal Flush, whose value climbs with every wager placed.
The Jacks or Better progressive at Quasar Gaming is tied in with other Novomatic video poker games, meaning that the prize climbs with play on any of the linked video poker games, which also includes Deuces Wild and Joker Poker. The break even value for this prize is €299,254, and the RTP varies given the size of the jackpot. With that being said, the Jacks or Better game from Novomatic is the best value for players who are playing the video poker games for the jackpot alone, as the base RTP (ignoring the jackpot) for the game is the highest of the linked video poker games.