Jacks or Better 0.25 Betting Rules


Jacks or Better

Poker is a traditional game that mostly everyone has played before, either at home or in a Casino. It comes in many different versions and they are all simple to learn and play.

So try them all! Get BETTER and get WILD!

Object of the Game

In general, the object of the game is to obtain the best poker hand. The commonly accepted standard Poker Handsare provided for your reference in Table II.

Current Game Rules

Table I - Payout Odds
Game Rules
Joker Count 0
Minimum Bet 0.25
Maximum Bet 1.25
Coin Value 0.25


For some of the hands, the payouts for each coin bet can vary from one game to another. This is due to the fact that using wild cards affects the chance of a particular hand occurring and the COINS PAID (per coin bet) has been modified accordingly.

Game Payouts (Winning credits per bet)
  1 Bets 2 Bets 3 Bets 4 Bets 5 Bets
Jacks or Better Pairs 1 2 3 4 5
Two Pair 2 4 6 8 10
Three of a Kind 3 6 9 12 15
Straight 4 8 12 16 20
Flush 5 10 15 20 25
Full House 8 16 24 32 40
Four of a Kind 25 50 75 100 125
Straight Flush 50 100 150 200 250
Royal Flush 250 500 750 1,000 1,250

How to Play

To begin play, LEFT-CLICK on the BET ONE button in order to bet one coin at a time with each click, or LEFT-CLICK on the MAX BET button to bet the maximum permissible coins (5) for the game.

As soon as you have placed your bet, LEFT-CLICK on DEAL to start the game. Five cards are selected from a deck of 52 cards . The card selection is completely random, therefore all cards have the same chance of being dealt. Your five cards are then displayed face up on the game screen.

After the cards are dealt, you are given the opportunity to HOLD or discard any or all of your five cards. HOLD buttons are displayed below each card on the screen for this purpose. LEFT-CLICK on the HOLD button(s) which are below the cards(s) that you wish to retain. All other cards will be replaced.

If you HOLD a card in error, you can easily correct your mistake by another LEFT-CLICK on the HOLD button. This action will deselect the HOLD, but must be done before proceeding to the next step.

LEFT-CLICK on the DEAL button, and the software will replace the card(s) you discard with the same number of new cards. As always the card selection process is completely random. Your new cards are displayed face up, together with the cards that you previously selected. The software then automatically analyzes your hand. You will be advised of the highest winning card combination according to Poker Hands in Table II. When you win, your account is automatically credited. The hand is now finished and you can start a new hand.

The game of JACKS OR BETTER is played from a standard 52-card deck. There are no WILD CARDS. You need a hand that contains at least a PAIR OF JACKS in order to win.

There is one deck of cards in the shoe and it is shuffled at the start of every game

Card Values

Cards values are ranked as follows from highest to lowest: A K Q J 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 A. Note that A (Ace) can be high as in the sequence A-K-Q-J-10, or low as in the sequence 5-4-3-2-A.

Poker Hands

We have provided in Table II the definitions of POKER HANDS as defined according to Hoyle and commonly practiced throughout the world.

Table II
Hand Definition Example
Five of a Kind Five cards of the same value utilizing a wild card (W). 8-8-8-8-W
Royal Flush The highest ranked five-card sequence, all of the same suit. A-K-Q-J-10
Straight Flush Five cards in consecutive sequence, all of the same suit. 4-5-6-7-8
Four of a Kind Four cards of same value plus one card of any other unmatched value. 8-8-8-8-2
Full House Three cards of the same value plus two cards of any other same value. 8-8-8-2-2
Flush Five cards of any value, all of same suit. 2-8-4-3-9
Straight Five cards in a consecutive sequence, not of same suit. 4-5-6-7-8
Three of a Kind Three cards of the same value plus two cards of any other unmatched values. 8-8-8-3-4
Two Pair Two cards of the same value plus two cards of any another same value plus one card of a yet another unmatched value. 8-8-2-2-4
One Pair (Jacks or better) Two cards of the same value plus three cards all of other unmatched values. J-J-2-8-4

Casino Rules

Malfunctions of any sort (software or hardware) voids the play.

Video Poker Rules

The rules for this game were last changed on 2006-07-23 04:39:35.543

File Last Modified: 24/06/2009 10:00:00 AM

Game Version: 1

Over a long period of time, the game is likely to average a return to the player of 95.87% of the total bets made.