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Jacks or Better Video Poker

Play against the house for cash prizes and the chance to double your money! It's just a question of what to hold when the cards are dealt. Play up to 20 hands at a time and watch as the matches pop-up. The 'Gamble' feature allows you to increase your winnings on a 'double or nothing' shot.

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Jacks or Better Video Poker - Information & Game Rules

Play against the house for cash prizes and the chance to double your money! It's just a question of what to hold when the cards are dealt.

Selecting Hands

Jacks or Better will always play a one-hand game unless you intervene. Note that when you place a bet on Jacks or Better your stake amount is accepted on a PER HAND basis. The more hands you have selected the greater the amount you need to stake. For example, if you have 10 hands selected and you stake £1, the overall stake amount will be £10. Use the Hands Button (+/-) to reduce/increase the number of hands you will play in the forthcoming game of Jacks or Better.

Placing a Stake

You must place a stake before a game of Jacks or Better can be played. Once the number of hands you want to play have been selected it is time to decide how much money to stake on each of them. Remember that stakes are accepted on a per hand basis. To increase, or decrease, the amount you are going to bet on each hand, click the plus (+) or minus (-) buttons in the Stake box. The total stake amount for your forthcoming Jacks or Better game will be Stake multiplied by the number of hands you have chosen to play. For example, if you select £2 in the Stake box and you decide to play 20 hands then the total amount that will be staked on the next game will be £40. This is shown in the Total Bet box.

Dealing and general play

Jacks or Better plays with a main hand and however many other hands you have selected. For example, if you are playing a three-hand game there will be a main hand (displayed above the Deal Button) and two additional hands displayed above the main hand. The main hand is bigger than other hands and is always the hand you play with. Whatever actions are applied to the main hand are ALWAYS duplicated on other hands.

Click the Deal Button to confirm your bet and turn over the first five cards.

At this point you need to decide whether to hold or discard cards in the main hand. To hold a card click on it. When you have clicked on all the cards you want to hold click the Deal Button again. Note, this will automatically discard any cards not held and these cards are replaced automatically in ALL hands. To "unhold" a card click it again.

The cards you now have are your final hands. These may qualify for a payout based on the paytable shown to the right of the cards. If they don't you lose your stake money. The winnings from all of your hands (if any) are added together to make a total win amount for the game. If you are entitled to a cash prize the Collect Button will blink. Click the Collect Button to automaticallly add the win amount to your accout balance.

The Gamble Feature

If you entitled to a cash prize after playing a few hands of Jacks or Better you are given the option of gambling your winnings on a special 'double your money' feature game. This means that you will be given the chance to double your winnings. However, it also means there is a chance all your winnings will be lost. If you are entitled to a cash prize the Gamble Button will blink. Click the Gamble Button if you would like to play the 'double your money' feature game.

The 'double your money' feature game displays five cards. One will be face-up, the others will be face-down. The object of the game is to choose a face-down card that you think has a higher value than the displayed face-up card. When you have made your choice click on a face-down card, which then turns over and reveals its value. If the card you have chosen has a higher value your prize money is doubled and a new game of Jacks or Better begins. You are then invited to click the Deal Button again.

The suits are ranked in the following order from low to high for the purposes of the gamble feature: Diamonds, Hearts, Clubs, Spades. If you get two cards of the same suit then this rule comes into play to settle any ties i.e. If you have a four of diamonds, and you gamble that the next card will be higher, and you draw a 4 of clubs then your bet is a winner.

Note: You are only permitted to use the gamble feature four times per session.

Auto Hold

The Auto Hold facility automatically holds cards that will guarantee a win. This means the game will decide for you which are the best cards to hold. Click 'AUTO HOLD' to switch on/off.

General information

  • This game has a Return to Player of 99.54% based on good playing strategy.
  • System malfunction voids all pays and plays.
  • All currencies in the above are expressed in GBP. Please note that the amounts stated will apply in the user's own currency.
  • Game winnings are capped at a maximum of £100,000.00