Jacks or Better Video Poker, Review, Tutorial, How to Play

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

 

Jacks or Better Video Poker -- play here

 

 

If you would like to try out Jacks or Better video poker with real money you can do so at the following online casinos: 

For European players (North Americans can not register at these casinos):

 

BGO

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Next gen, cross platform and mobile compatible casino with the best casino games, live dealers and bingo. Best bonuses currently.

US players can not register.
  • 500 free spins!
  Legal disclaimer: Terms and conditions of the casino apply (if any). Check the casino's webpage for up to date terms and conditions and wagering limitations.  

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
  • Slots: 100%
  • Roulette: 25%
  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
  • Baccarat: 0%
  • Everything else: 0%

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

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Betsson sports-book and casino with live dealers&poker cross platform and mobile compatible.

  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

 

For US and Canada players:

 

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USA and Canada players are accepted.
  • Get 300% match bonus, up to $1200. Use the code: MOGIG300
  • 40 Free Spins on the slot Electron. Use code: MOGIG40

Bonuses for existing players:
  • Deposit and get 37 Free Spins on Millionaire’s Life. Code: 37MILLION
  • Deposit $45 and get 299% up to $1,000. Code: 299MILLION & then get 47 Free Spins on Millionaire’s Life. Code: 47MILLION
  • One free spin on the "Millionaire's Bonus Wheel" , instant prizes, limited time only
  • Summer Samba Mini Game for returning players, huge instant wins credited to your player account if you are lucky, all throughout the summer
  • Every day between 6am and 10am EDT you'll get 50 Free Spins to play during our Happy Hour.
 

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: 40x for match bonuses and usually 60x for free spins and other bonuses, depends on the bonus check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Wagering limitation:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else

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Bet Online sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.

  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

If you would like to try out Jacks or Better with real money you can do so at the following online casinos: 

 

For European players (North Americans can not register at these casinos):

 

BGO

BGO casino banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered by BGO casino. You can read these offers below.

Next gen, cross platform and mobile compatible casino with the best casino games, live dealers and bingo. Best bonuses currently.

US players can not register.
  • 500 free spins!
  Legal disclaimer: Terms and conditions of the casino apply (if any). Check the casino's webpage for up to date terms and conditions and wagering limitations.  

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
  • Slots: 100%
  • Roulette: 25%
  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
  • Baccarat: 0%
  • Everything else: 0%

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

Betsafe banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered by European bookmaker and casino Betsafe.

Betsson sports-book and casino with live dealers&poker cross platform and mobile compatible.

  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

 

For US and Canada players:

 

Black Lotus Casino

This is Black Lotus Casino's animated GIF banner advertising their new slot Electro and their free spins and casino bonuses. You can read about these promotional offers below the animated banner.

Exclusive bonus codes, Bet on Soft casino accepting US players.

USA and Canada players are accepted.
  • Get 300% match bonus, up to $1200. Use the code: MOGIG300
  • 40 Free Spins on the slot Electron. Use code: MOGIG40

Bonuses for existing players:
  • Deposit and get 37 Free Spins on Millionaire’s Life. Code: 37MILLION
  • Deposit $45 and get 299% up to $1,000. Code: 299MILLION & then get 47 Free Spins on Millionaire’s Life. Code: 47MILLION
  • One free spin on the "Millionaire's Bonus Wheel" , instant prizes, limited time only
  • Summer Samba Mini Game for returning players, huge instant wins credited to your player account if you are lucky, all throughout the summer
  • Every day between 6am and 10am EDT you'll get 50 Free Spins to play during our Happy Hour.
 

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: 40x for match bonuses and usually 60x for free spins and other bonuses, depends on the bonus check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Wagering limitation:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

Bet Online bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently.

Bet Online sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.

  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

 

 

 

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2020-03-23

 

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