By Stephen Todd
If you are playing video poker, then Jacks-or-Better is a great machine to play and you can increase the odds of success dramatically by learning five simple tips.
You don’t need to spend a long time learning these tips; they’re simple, quick, and easy to learn. Jacks-or-Better video poker is fun anyway, but even more so when you’re winning big payouts!
Jacks or Better – The King of Video Poker
The three most played video poker games are Deuces Wild, Jacks-or-Better, and Joker Poker. By far the most popular of the three is Jacks-or-Better, and for good reason – it’s all to do with the odds of success.
Here then are your five tips for success in Jacks-or-Better video poker.
Five Tips to Play Jacks-or-Better Video Poker
1. Not all Jacks-or-Better-Games are the Same
Jacks-or-Better will give you a 99.54% expected rate of return when played correctly.
On the front of the machine is displayed the payouts for a Full House and a Flush respectively.
Here are the payouts for various machines:
Machine Type Machine Payback (with Strategy)
9 for a full house or 6 for a flush 99.5%
8 for a full house or 5 for a flush 97.4%
7 for a full house or 5 for a flush 96.3%
6 for a full house or 5 for a flush 95.2%
You want the best odds when you play Jacks or better and that means playing a 9 / 6 machine. You don’t have to play the others – so don’t!