You can play the 2016 Jacks or Better digital video poker application on this page. It was made by Pragmatic Play and should be compatible with mobile devices (but also works on PC of course). The game features a fast gameplay, good graphics. It has no wilds and pays more than usual amount for the winning combination jacks or better (1 pair, at least jacks or better, the smallest possible winning combination in video poker games, usually doesn’t pay anything at all in most games, but here it pays 1xyour betxcoins) and royal flush pays more than usual if you play with 5 coins. The game has better than average graphics and it is HTML5 so should be cross-platform compatible and should work in all browsers.

The maximum amount (jackpot) you can win with a single €1 bet is € 4000 (royal flush with 5 coins). Less than most video poker machines. The maximum bet is €25 and the minimum is €0.05.

(If you are new to video poker and you don’t know what the combinations are you can read about the rules right under the game’s window in the tutorial section /paytable is also there/. Click  on that section to expand it, it’s a drop-down menu style expandable section. The game also has a help section built in, click on the ? sign at the top left.)

As with all video poker machines (digital or brick and mortar) it has an RTP (Return to Player) of around 99%, 99.54% in this game. Only card games and real poker have a higher RTP (return to player) out of all the casino games. Video poker machines have the best RTP among all the gambling machines, and have significantly better RTP than slot machines, which have around 96% RTP usually. They are a good choice if you are planning to win and and you are not just playing for fun.


Click on the game and press F11 for full screen.

You need to enable Javascript and Flash on your browser to play the game. (Here is a tutorial on how to do it: Javascript, Flash)
Also, try disabling adblocker plugins, they often cause issues. Also, try a different browser other than Google Chrome if you experience issues, Chrome often identifies the game as a threat and blocks them from playing properly or at all.


You can play video poker here, no registration, no deposit required. Windows, MAC and mobile compatible. Works on all browsers if you have java and flash enabled. (We don’t know whether it works on Linux or not, if you use Linux please let us know in the comments section below whether it works for you or not.)


Jacks or Better Video Poker stats


Special features: pays for 1 pair jacks or better, extra payment for royal flush with 5 coins
Jackpot: € 4000
RTP: 99.54%
Software: Pragmatic Play
Release date: 2016


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Most of these online casinos have online poker as well.


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Jacks or Better - paytable, and how to play


Jacks or Better Digital Video Poker paytable, payouts, winning combinations


This is the paytable of Jacks or Better online game. If the picture doesn't load or you can't read it you can find the winning combinations and payouts to the right the picture. as well. This is the paytable of the game you can play on this page. You can find the free demo version of this game above this picture.
Jacks or Better video poker paytable


1-5 coins, coins act as a multiplier. The highest amount you can win is 4000 with 5 coins royal flush. Jacks or Better is also a winning combination unlike in most video poker games, you only need to get 1 pair – jacks or better to win at least your bet back, 1xcoinsxyour bet. The amounts you can win is really not that high compared to other video pokers. However the combinations are not impossible to get (especially jacks or better), that’s why the game still has a very good RTP.


Paytable combinations (suit means colour, coins are called levels in this game):

  • royal flush (A, K, Q, J, 10, same suit) 250x your bet x coins, except with 5 coins, then you can win 4000xyour bet
  • straight flush (five cards of sequential rank, e.g.: 10,9,8,7,6) 50x your bet x coins
  • four of a kind (card with the same value in 4 different suits) 25x your bet x coins
  • full house (three of a kind + two of a kind of a different card) 9x your bet x coins
  • flush (five cards of the same suit, each different value, not sequential) 6x your bet x coins
  • straight (5 cards of sequential rank, not all the same suit) 4x your bet x coins
  • three of a kind  (3 cards with the same value, can be different suits) 3x your bet x coins
  • 2 pair 2x your bet x coins
  • jacks or better (1 pair of jacks or something with a higher value) 1x your bet x coins



Jacks or Better how to play


This particular pokies (Australian slang for video poker machine) works like any other of its kind. Before you draw the cards, you have to make a bet. After you placed your bet, click the deal button to get your cards. When you get them, you’ll be able to choose which ones to keep, or which ones to replace by clicking on them. After you made your choices, click the draw button (a deck of cards) to replace the cards you don’t want to keep.

Jacks or Better features


The game doesn’t have any unique features. It’s a standard video poker game.



Jacks or Better poker strategy


My simple, basic video poker strategy:

1., Always hold jacks.
2., Always play with 5 coins, royal flush pays significantly more with 5 coins
3., Never break up any winning combination including Jacks or Better. You are much more likely to get nothing or worse, than getting something better.


And that’s it, the rest is up to you. Obviously if you go for higher paying combinations you will fail more often than not, but you will win more. It’s pretty balanced. Doesn’t matter, the RTP always stays the same. So, hold jacks, never use the gamble feature, 5 coins, don’t be greedy and good luck.



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Last updated: 2020-12-29


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