Jacks or Better
One of the most common video poker variations you will find in casinos, Jacks or Better is a great game to play if you are new to video poker as it has a relatively low variance and full pay machines are quite easy to find. As the name suggests the lowest possible hand is a pair of jacks or better (J, Q, K or A's).
Full Pay Jacks or Better
Below is the optimal pay table to look for. You will notice that for one coin play a flush pays 6 coins and a full house pays 9 coins. This is what is known as a 9/6 Jacks or Better machine and has a payout percentage of 99.54% when you play five coins per hand. The flush and the full house hands are the pays that are most commonly changed to lower the pay back.
|Full Pay 9/6||1 Coin||2 Coins||3 Coins||4 Coins||5 Coins|
|Four of a Kind||25||50||75||100||125|
|Three of a Kind||3||6||9||12||15|
|Jacks or Better||1||2||3||4||5|
Other Jacks or Better Pay Tables
Now that you have seen the optimal pay table let's have a look at what happens to the payout percentage when the pays for the full house and the flush are changed. Notice that while it would seem there is not much difference, the reduction on the two pays makes quite a change to the overall return. The tables below assume that five coins are played per hand.
|Four of a Kind||25||25||25||25||25|
|Three of a Kind||3||3||3||3||3|
|Jacks or Better||1||1||1||1||1|
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