How to play Jacks or Better

Play 1 – 25 hands of video poker in a single game!
  • Jacks or Better follows conventional poker rules concerning how hands are formed and each hand is played using a new deck of 52 cards.
  • Upon entering the game you will have to select the numbers of hands you wish to play with.
  • Select the amount you wish to bet per hand by clicking on the + or – 'Hand price' button.
  • Select the 'Bet Level' you wish to play on by pressing the 'Bet Level' button.
  • By increasing your 'Bet Level' you increase your bet per hand and your winning amount.
  • Press 'Deal' to start the game and reveal the initial hand of 5 cards.
  • Click on the cards you wish to HOLD.
  • Cards received in the first hand will be held automatically if there is a winning combination. You can change the card held by clicking on the card.
  • Press DRAW to receive new cards.
  • On pressing 'Draw' the discarded cards are replaced with new cards from those remaining in the deck.
  • To win in your final hand, you must have a combination of either a pair of Jacks or better, 2 pairs, 3 of a kind, straight, flush, full house, four of a kind, straight flush, and a royal flush. All suits have equal rank.

  • For example:
    First Hand (1 hand selected on bet level 5).
    5 cards drawn in the first hand: Queen, Queen, 2, 6, 7.
    First hand activities: The player held the 2 queens and replaced the 2, 6, 7.
    Click DRAW - New cards drawn.
    New cards drawn: 8, 9, Queen.
    Win: The player won the "Three of a kind" combination with 3 Queens.
  • Your 'Total Wins' will be highlighted in the wins table and will be added to your account balance only if you choose to 'Collect'.
  • After any win, you have the option to gamble either 50% or 100% of your total wins using the gamble feature.
  • Both Gamble features will be disabled if your winnings are higher than:
    • $200 – when playing on bet level 1
    • $400 – when playing on bet level 2
    • $600 – when playing on bet level 3
    • $800 – when playing on bet level 4
    • $2,000 – when playing on bet level 5
  • The 50% Gamble option is available only for winnings that are equal to or higher than $0.50. By clicking the “Number of Hands” button you can adjust the number of hands you wish to play with.

  • Multi Hand Play

  • When playing on more than 1 hand, the cards held in the main hand are displayed in each of your playing hands, and additional each playing hand will have it’s unheld cards replaced with new cards from its own complete 52 card deck.
  • Once you have completed the game, you can ZOOM IN by clicking on any hand to see the hand combination.

  • Gamble Feature

  • The Gamble feature gives you the opportunity to gamble on your entire winnings.
  • You also have the opportunity to choose to gamble half of your winnings. This option is not available for winnings that are equal to or lower than $0.50.
  • On the Gamble screen, a card is shown face down, and you need to choose either the colour or suit of the card.
  • The card color: Red or Black doubles your gamble amount.
  • The suit: Clubs, Spades, Hearts or Diamonds - multiplies the gamble amount x4.
  • You can collect any wins from the gamble game by pressing COLLECT.
  • The gamble feature is only available if your winnings are lower than:
    • $200 – when playing on bet level 1
    • $400 – when playing on bet level 2
    • $600 – when playing on bet level 3
    • $800 – when playing on bet level 4
    • $2,000 – when playing on bet level 5
  • The gamble feature is limited to 5 wins in a row or once you have won the gamble limits written above.
  • If your hand is not a winning hand, the game is over and you can deal a new hand.

  • For example:
    Original win: $15.
    Gamble amount chosen: 100%
    Gamble option chosen: Player chose that the gamble card would be Red.
    Outcome from the Gamble round: The gamble card was a 7 Red. The user won and their original win amount was doubled.
    The user can keep gambling up to 5 times or collect the $30.

    Winning Combinations
  • Royal Flush: An Ace high Straight Flush.
    For example: 10♣, J♣, Q♣, K♣, A♣.
  • Straight Flush: a hand contains five cards in sequence, all of the same suit.
    For example: 7♣, 8♣, 9♣, 10♣, J♣.
  • Four of a Kind: Four cards of the same value.
    For example: 9♥, 9♠, 9♣, 9♦, Q♣.
  • Full House: Any combination of three of a kind (three cards that are the same in value) and a pair.
    For example: 3♥, 3♠, 3♣, K♣, K♦.
  • Flush: Any 5 cards of the same suit, no sequence.
    For example: 3♥, 8♥, 5♥, 10♥, 7♥.
  • Straight: Any 5 cards in sequence (does not have to be the same suit.)Ace can be low or high.
    For example: 2♦, 3♠, 4♥, 5♣, 6♥.
  • Three of a Kind: Three cards with the same value.
    For example: 7♦, 7♠, 7♥, 10♦, 5♥.
  • Two Pair: 5 cards containing 2 individual pairs.
    For example: 8♦, 8♠, 4♥, 4♣, J♦.
  • Jacks or Better: 5 cards containing 1 pair of Jack or higher.
    For example: J♥, J♣, 3♦, 8♣, 6♣.

  • Buttons and fields

  • DEAL: Start a new game.
  • DRAW: Draws new cards for all cards that were not held during the first round of gameplay.
  • HAND PRICE: Click the ‘–‘ button to decrease your bet per hand or the ‘+’ button to increase your bet per hand.
  • NUMBER OF HANDS: Choose to play with 1/5/10/25 hands per round.
  • BET LEVEL: Choose the size (1/2/3/4/5) per hand.
  • MAX BET: Starts the game with the maximum ‘Bet Level’.
  • TOTAL BETS: Displays your hand price multiplied by the amount of hands chosen multiplied by the Bet Level.
  • TOTAL WINS: Displays the sum of all winning hands prizes.
  • WIN UP TO: Depending on your ‘Hand Price’ the maximum possible win differs
  • GAME ID NUMBER: Will appear on the screen at the beginning of the game.


Winning Hands will be allocated with a prize multiplier.

The possible prize multipliers are:

Bet Level
1 2 3 4
Royal Flush
x400 x800 x1200 x1600 x4000
Straight Flush
x40 x80 x120 x160 x200
Four of a Kind x20 x40 x60 x80 x100
Full House
x9 x18 x27 x36 x45
x6 x12 x18 x24 x30
x4 x8 x12 x16 x20
Three of a kind
x3 x6 x9 x12 x15
Two Pair
x2 x4 x6 x8 x10
Jacks or Better
x1 x2 x3 x4 x5

  • The prize amount will be equal to 'prize multiplier x Hand Price' of all winning hands.
  • Theoretical average return to player (RTP) for bet level 1-4 is 97.26% and for bet level 5 is 98.25%

  • Disconnection

    In the result of a disconnection anytime after the first 5 cards have been dealt and before you choose to draw your unheld cards, the next time you Login to the game, you will resume the last game position (available on money play only). At any stage of the gamble round or after the unheld cards have been dealt, your winning will automatically be collected and added to your account. In case of a disconnection while cards are being dealt, the Interactive System would complete the draw on the player’s behalf and act in accordance to the state of the game (as mentioned above). The result of the game can be viewed in the Game History.

    Malfunction voids all pays and plays.

    Bet Values

    'Hand Price' for 1 Hand is: $0.10, $0.20, $0.50, $1, $2, $5, $10, $20
    'Hand Price' for 5 hands is: $0.05, $0.10, $0.20, $0.50, $1, $2, $5
    'Hand Price' for 10 hands is: $0.02, $0.05, $0.10, $0.20, $0.50, $1, $2
    'Hand Price' for 25 Hands is: $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.10, $0.20, $0.50, $1

    Mobile game:
    Play 1 or 5 hands of video poker in a single game!
    • Hand Price and Bet Level can be selected by tapping on the Hand Price and Bet Level button on the game screen or:

    • Tap the “GEAR” button in the upper right corner of the game screen to make adjustments:
      On the Game Adjustments page, select the price of your Hand by adjusting the ”Hand Price” selector.
      Select the” Bet level” by adjusting the Bet Level selector.
      Select the preferred Number of Hands on the splash screen.
      During the game Number of hands can be selected on the "Gear" button. On the Game Adjustments page, select the number of hands icon.
      On the “I” page, read the How to Play information.
      When you wish to return to the game, press the “BACK” button in the upper right corner to return to the game screen.
      On the game screen, to play you may:
      Tap the “DEAL” to start the game and reveal the initial hand of 5 cards.
      The history of all games played in the mobile device can be viewed through the website, inside the main lobby. However they may be displayed in a slightly different format.
      Tap the “Money Bag” button on the screen to view the Pay Table, bet level can be chosen by tapping the preferred bet level in the Pay Table. Tapping “Save and Exit” will save your bet level selection.
      Tapping “Cancel” will not save the selection and get back to the game.
      At the end of the game the Pay Table will show the game winnings.

    Extra features:

    • REAL MONEY: (in fun mode): Switch to real money play.
    • CHAT: Click here to open a window and chat live with our customer support.
    • BALANCE: The current total amount of money available for playing the game.
    • QUICK DEPOSIT: Deposit money to your account balance.
    • BACK TO LOBBY: Quit the game and go back to the Games Lobby.
    • MENU: Access the games list and general settings.
    • ?: Open a window with the game's instructions.
    • SOUND BUTTON: Turn sound on or off.

    Bet values and Prizes

    This game includes the following options for '':
    • $0.01
    • $0.02
    • $0.05
    • $0.10
    • $0.20
    • $0.50
    • $1
    • $2
    • $5
    • $10
    • $20 - This amount is available for the highest VIP levels