This is the 5-card draw poker game that sparked the video poker boom in the 1970s and with the simplest rules and computer-assisted strategy, you can see why.
In this Jacks or Better overview, we’ll explain the games on offer at PlayOJO, how to play and OJO’s top tips for video poker success!
Playing 3 or 10 hands of Jacks or Better is a fascinating new angle, and once you try it, it’s very hard to go back! There are 2 key differences when you play Jacks or Better 3H or 10H. Firstly, your bet is ‘per hand’, so your total stake is tripled.
Secondly, you’ve got now 3 or 10 hands to play, but worry not, it’s a piece of pizza pie! Play your main hand first and your moves will apply to all other hands. Any unheld cards will be replaced and your winnings totted up.
We could get into the weeds of video poker strategy here but the simple truth is that the Jacks or Better software comes with a handy auto-hold feature which chooses the best course of action for you.
Jacks or Better video poker is old school 5 Card Draw, so you get one chance to change any cards in your hand. The game gets its name because a pair of Jacks is the minimum hand you need to win a prize. Royal Flush is the best, now let’s meet the rest!
All of GVG’s video poker games have a Return To Player of around 97%-99%, which translates to a house edge of 1%-3%. Interestingly, the game pays out more money if you play 5 coins.
You can adjust the coin value, so more coins doesn’t have to mean a bigger total bet.