No results.
    An error occurred. Try again later.
    Scroll to Top
    You are here: Home / Video Poker / Jacks Or Better
    bookmark this

    Jacks or Better

    Report a problem
    Please change your device to landscape mode to play this game.
    Please change your device to portrait mode to play this game.
    Play Fullscreen
    Casino of the year 2019 Read Casino Review

    Deposit $100, Get $400 Free

    For all new players at Cafe Casino
    ×

    Deposit $100, Get $400 Free

    For all new players at Cafe Casino
    SIGN UP NOW!
    Casino of the year 2019 Read Casino Review

    Deposit $100, Get $400 Free

    For all new players at Cafe Casino
    SIGN UP NOW!
    ×

    REPORT A PROBLEM WITH THIS GAME

    If you have any issue with this game please write us to info@vegasslotsonline.com.

    Please be as much descriptive as possible and include details such as Browser type (Chrome, Firefox, ...), screen resolution, your country, etc.

    Jacks or Better Video Poker

    There are so many different variations of video poker out there, but among the most popular is Jacks or Better, also known as Draw Poker. This is among the most basic variations of video poker that you can play because you need only hold a hand with Jacks or Better to receive a payout. Jacks or Better is was the first variant of video poker to be produced, which is why its play closely resembles the original Draw Poker game.

    As in most online video poker games, a hand of Jacks or Better begins with the player’s bet. He is then dealt five cards which he may keep or discard in search of a better hand at his choice.

    Jacks or Better - Understanding the Hands

    • High: Any card that is a Jack or higher. Low, on the other hand, refers to all cards that are lower in value than a Jack. Examples of high cards include Ace, King, Queen, and Jack, while low cards run from 2 through 10.
    • Royal Flush: Refers to five sequential cards of matching suit starting with 10 and ending with Ace. This is the highest paying hand in Jacks or Better.
    • Straight Flush: Comprised of five sequential cards of similar suit up to 10 (e.g. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10).
    • Four of a Kind: Refers to four cards of the same number. For instance, four Kings or four 2s.
    • Full House: Consists of a hand with three of a kind plus a pair (e.g. three 7s and two Kings).
    • Four to a Royal Flush: This simply means you hold four of the five cards needed to form a Royal Flush. For instance, if you have a 10, Jack, Queen, and King, you only need an Ace to complete the Royal Flush.
    • Flush: Contains five cards of the same suit.
    • Three of a Kind: A hand that contains three cards of the same number. For example, three 6s or three Jacks.
    • Straight: Refers to five cards in sequential order but not necessarily of the same suit.
    • Four to a Straight Flush: Simply means you hold four of the five needed cards to complete a Straight Flush.
    • Two Pair: Refer to two pairs of cards, each pair containing the same number (e.g. two 4s and two Aces).
    • Three to a Royal Flush: You hold three of the necessary cards needed to form a Royal Flush.
    • Four to a Flush: Contains four cards of same suit.
    • Four to a Straight: Contains four cards in sequential order, but not necessarily of the same suit.
    • Three to a Straight Flush: Means you have three cards in sequential order and of the same suit to make a Straight Flush.
    • Two to a Royal Flush: Two cards to securing a Royal Flush.

    How to Win at Jacks or Better Video Poker

    • Discard the fifth card whenever you have four cards to a Royal Flush, even if that card gives you a Pair or a Flush.
    • Three of a Kind, a Flush, a High Pair, and a Straight all outrank three to a Royal Flush. Play three to Royal Flush when you have lower hands such as a Low Pair or four to a Flush.
    • Keep a High Pair, a Straight, and four to a Flush whenever you have two cards to a Royal Flush.
    • Do not break up a made Flush or a Straight unless when you need only one card to make a Royal Flush.
    • Always keep a High Pair over four to a Flush and four to a Straight.
    • Do not break up a Full House, Three of a Kind, Four of a Kind, or Two Pair.
    • Keep a High Pair unless you have four cards to a Straight Flush or four cards to a Royal Flush.
    • Keep a Low Pair over three cards to a Straight Flush or four cards to a Straight.

    If you are not dealt any of the above hands, basic Jacks or Better strategy will advise you to discard all cards and draw five new cards.

    Jacks or Better: The Bottom Line

    Jacks or Better is a simple and basic video poker variant. It is great for online video poker players looking to get their feet wet, learn the basics of betting, and looking to become more experienced at utilizing basic strategy in their play. It is by far the most played version of the game worldwide from the floors of Las Vegas to casinos in Australia, the UK and Ireland and even further afield.

    New Jackpot winners

    prev next

    You've Won a Free Spin

    SPIN

    Report a problem with Jacks or Better

    Let us know what went wrong:

    Submit Your Feedback

    Thank you for your feedback.

    Our tech geniuses are now working on solving this issue. However, sometimes fixing the game is beyond our control (such as an issue that needs to be resolved by the game developer). Would you like us to let you know if we are able to repair the game and when it is working again?

    Would you also like to get regular updates on slots games and bonuses?

    Jacks or Better

    Yes, please notify me No, thanks

    We're sorry Jacks or Better didn't work

    While we resolve the issue, check out these similar games you might enjoy.