JACKS OR BETTER
Jacks or Better is the most common video poker variation in online casions. It is available at all casinos offering video poker. As the name implies, a pair of Jacks or better pays.
Two strategies for Jacks or Better are listed below. The first column applies to the standard 9/6 payout used with Microgaming, Boss Media, Chartwell, Odds On, Rival, and others. It also can be used with 8/5 games and others without major payout differences. The second column applies to Net Ent video poker or others with an increased payout for a straight. Use the strategy calculator for Supajax, Megajacks, Royal Diamond, and other games with unique paytables.
Select the lowest numbered choice that you can form with your initial hand, then discard the remaining cards. "High card" indicates Jack to Ace. 3 to a straight flush hands are ranked according to "High Cards - Gaps". High Cards is the number of cards ranked Jack to Ace. Gaps is the number of breaks in the straight. For example, the hand 9TJ has a "High Cards - Gaps" ranking of 1 since there is 1 high card and no gaps. While the hand 468 has a ranking of -2 since there are no high cards and two gaps.
Jacks or Better: Full Pay (9/6)
Jacks or Better: Net Ent
Jacks or Better Paytables
The majority of casinos use the standard pay table listed below for Jacks or Better. This includes Microgaming, Boss Media, Chartwell, Odds On, Rival, DGS, and Gale Wind. Net Ent offers a slightly improved payout. Cryptologic, World Gaming, and B3W casinos use the reduced paytable listed below. Some Real Time Gaming casinos use the standard pay table, and some use a less desirable pay table. Some Wagerworks games use the standard paytable. Others use a reduced payout table. 1 and 4 play Playtech Jacks or Better uses the standard paytable. 10 or more play uses a reduced payout table. Betfair offers Jacks or Better with a 100.00% payout in their Zero Lounge. 5Dimes offers Jacks or Better with a slight player edge in their bonus casino. See the payout calculator for estimating payout with other paytables.
|Hand||5Dimes Bonus Casino||Betfair Zero Lounge||Net Ent||Standard Payout||B3W||1-play Chartwell||Crypto, Random Logic||World Gaming Flash||Reduced RTG, Playtech, Parlay, Party||Reduced Wager-works||World Gaming Download||VueTec|
|4 of a Kind||25||25||20||25||25||20||20||25||25||25||25||30|
|3 of a Kind||3||3||3||3||3||3||3||3||3||3||3||2|
|Jacks or Better||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1|
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