Jacks or Better Video Poker

Jacks or Better video poker is the most common, and most popular video poker format in the world. The Jacks or Better video poker offered at William Hill is known as 9/6 Jacks or Better or Full Pay Jacks or better as players earn maximum payouts on any full house or flush hands. Jacks or Better video poker also pays out two pair hands generously, doubling the payout on a single pair.

Setting up Jacks or Better Video Poker

Jacks or Better video poker is available in the William Hill casino. To play the game download the casino software, register a guest or cash account and then open the games menu. Jacks or Better video poker is listed under Video Poker in the games menu.

Select the number of hands you would like to play in each round and the casino will automatically download the game to your computer. You will be notified once the download completes and can then play the game.

Playing Jacks or Better Video Poker

Before playing, choose your credit denomination. Jacks or Better can be played with credit values ranging from $0.10 to $5. In the single hand version of the game you will be required to pay credits into the machine by clicking on the pay slot on the right of the machine. Credits load automatically for the multi-hand formats.

To play Jacks or Better video poker choose how many credits you would like to bet on your hand. Clicking Bet Max loads the maximum five credits, while you can bet one or more credits by clicking repeatedly on Bet One on the machine console.

Once you have placed your bet, click draw. Five cards will be displayed on the screen and you then have the option of holding whichever cards make, or could make up, a winning hand. Click draw again to discard the cards not held, and new cards will be dealt to each hand played.

The final hand determines your payout according to the pay table on the right of the screen.

Jacks or Better Video Poker Strategy

While Jacks or Better video poker can be rewarding in the short term with its good payouts on lower ranked hands, players looking to achieve good payouts in the long term need to focus on hitting higher paying hands. This means low ranked winning hands must occasionally be rejected in an attempt to create a higher-ranked hand.