Played by one player with a virtual standard deck of 52 cards, NetEnt’s Jacks or Better is a version of five-card online video poker. The player’s goal is to build a winning hand, and the better the hand, the higher the payout.
Bright and bold visuals combine with seamless playing action and easy-to-use controls to make for a game that is simple yet effective. It is available in downloadable and instant-play formats, and it can be played for free or for real money.
The one-hand game features several betting options, and it comes with an optional gamble feature that, if played successfully, could double players’ winnings.
Traditional Poker Hands
The winning hands that can be formed in Jacks or Better are the classic winning hands of table poker. The only pairs that can win are pairs of Jacks, Queens, Kings, or Aces.
The other winning hands include Three of a Kind, Straight, Flush, Full House, Four of a Kind, Straight Flush, and the top-paying Royal Flush, which is an Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and 10 of the same suit.
The amounts paid by each hand are displayed on the paytable. Hands are formed by discarding or holding cards.
Basic Jacks or Better Gameplay
When the Jacks or Better coin value and bet level have been set, and the first bet place, the next step is to click the Deal button to get the first five cards dealt. If any of the initial cards dealt form a winning hand, those cards will be held automatically.
Once the cards have been dealt, any cards not held automatically can either be held or discarded. Clicking the Hold button below a card will hold it.
When all hold or discard decisions have been made, selecting the Jacks or Better Draw button will see the held cards remain on screen, while the discarded cards will disappear and be replaced with new cards.
Players do not have the option to hold or discard any of the newly-dealt cards, as that second deal is what determines whether the hand is a winning one or not. If the hand formed does win, players will be given the option of accessing the gamble feature.
Jacks or Better Gamble Feature
Clicking the Gamble button after a winning hand will access the Jacks or Better gamble feature, which could see winnings doubled. The feature takes the form of a guessing game.
Players need to guess either the colour or the suit of the face-down card on the screen. If the guess is correct, the amount won will be doubled. Players have the option of playing the gamble feature several times in succession if their guesses are correct.
Jacks or Better Bet Options
Jacks or Better online video poker features coin denominations that range from 0.10 to 10.00, and it offers five bet levels, that is, between one and five coins can be bet per hand. The minimum bet that can be placed per hand is 0.10, and the maximum bet per hand is 50.00.
The payouts offered by each winning hand change according to the bet at which POLi poker casino players play the game. Players can adjust the value of the coins and the bet level using controls on the interface.
An easy way to place the maximum bet is to select the Bet Max button, which automatically places a bet level five bet at the highest coin value.