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Jacks or Better

Jacks or Better

Jacks or Better is a single-line Video Poker online casino game with Playtech software; in this online poker game the aim is to get a pair of Jacks or a pair of higher value cards. Jacks or Better is played with a deck of 52 cards which means there’s no Joker and the game begins with a hand of five cards. You can replace as many cards as you wish but only once during the betting, alternatively if you’ve received a poor hand you can click on Deal till you move to the next hand.

The lowest winning combination in Jacks or Better is a Pair of Jacks; other pairs can be of higher value. A variation of this is Two Pair which is higher on the paytable consisting of two pairs of any similar value – 4, 4, 9, 9. Three of a Kind is another winning combination higher yet, in which you get 3 cards of same value – J, J, J. Next on the paytable is Straight which consists of 5 consecutive cards from any suit – 8, 9, 10, J, Q.

Higher yet is Flush, a combination of 5 cards from the same suit but not consecutive – 2, 4, 5, 8, Jack, Ace of Hearts. The next combination higher on the Jacks or Better online poker paytable is Full House in which you get a Pair and a Three of a Kind – 8, 8, 3, 3, 3. Above this on the paytable is Four of a Kind yielding 4 cards of same value from all 4 suits – 9, 9, 9, 9.

Next up on the paytable of Jacks or Better online poker game is Straight Flush with 5 cards of consecutive value from the same suit – 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen of Hearts. Royal Flush which comes next is the highest winning combination on the Jacks or Better paytable in Playtech online casino games and it consists of all the 5 high cards from the same suit – 10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace of Spades.

To begin playing the online Jacks or Better poker game, select your wager coin value in the Bet Value window on the right of your screen – coin value can be from 5p to £5. Then click on Bet One or Bet Max, the highest being 5 coins, which sets your wager for all deals. Alternatively, click on any of the 5 columns on the Paytable in the centre of the screen, which also show payouts for winning combinations. Now you can start the game by clicking on the Deal button on the right, select the cards you want to hold by clicking the Hold button under those cards or clicking on the cards directly. Now click on Deal again to replace the remaining cards.

A win on Playtech online poker Jacks or Better can be doubled or you can collect the win to begin a fresh deal. If you click on Double you get 1 dealer’s card facing up and 4 cards facing down. Select 1 of these and if your card is higher then you get double your original win, but if the dealer’s card is higher then you lose your original win. If you’ve pulled an equal card it’s a tie and your options are to Collect your original win, half-Double or Double again for a bet. In half-Double only half your original win is put on bet and the remaining is deposited into your account.

All the Playtech online casino games have the casino tool bar at the bottom of your screen. This displays the Cashier window for your deposits, your Current Balance window on the left and the Menu tab on the right showing your game History, setting Options, Help which gives a detailed explanation of the Playtech poker game as well as video poker hands; Online Support links you to the customer support for assistance.