Rules for Video Poker
Jacks or Better
The game of video poker is
basically five-card draw poker played with a standard 52-card
deck with no Joker. The object of the game is
to form the highest possible winning poker hand. All
winning hands and their payoffs are listed on the machine
and explained below. The deck is reshuffled after each
Bets: Video poker is played with 25¢, 50¢ and
$1 chips. You can choose any chip value by clicking the
left mouse button on the preferred chip in the lower part
of the screen. The selected chip is illuminated. To make
your bet, click on the coin receiver slot on the lower
right. You can click once, twice or three times, each
click adding a new chip to your bet. The minimum bet is
25¢ (one click with the 25¢ chip selected). The maximum
bet is $3 (three clicks with the $1 chip selected). Chips
of different value cannot be mixed in the same wager.
How to play: To start the game, first make your bet,
as explained above, then click on the "DEAL"
button, which is activated once the bet is made. The
machine deals you five cards. You will have a second
round of cards and you form the final poker hand by
keeping some of these first five cards and replacing the
bad ones with new cards of the second "draw"
round. To keep a card you click the mouse on the
"HOLD" button below that card. A
"Held" mark is visible under all the preserved
cards. Then click on the "DRAW" button and all
the unheld (discarded) cards are replaced by new ones and
the final hand is formed. If you succeed making a winning
hand, you will see the prize flashing on the screen,
while hearing your winnings drop into the coin bucket,
and your account is automatically increased by the amount
of the prize.
Sound: The game is loaded in silent
mode. To activate sound, click and depress the small
button with a musical note located at the lower right of
the screen. A second mouse click will release this button
and return to silent mode.
Prizes: Prizes are paid in chips of the same
value of the chips wagered. For the same hand, prizes
increase accordingly with the number of chips betted. For
example, a Royal Flush will win 250 chips of 25¢ value
($62.50) if the bet was one 25¢ chip, while the same
hand would win 750 chips of 1$ value ($750) if the bet
was 3 $1 chips.
Odds: There's an element of skill in video
poker: Decisions of which cards to keep must be made
which, unlike slot machines, will determine whether and
how much you can win. The poker machines at the 4
Jacks Casino conform to the rules and
payoff regulations found in Las Vegas and casinos around
The winning poker hands are the
||A hand containing an
Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten of the same suit.
||A hand containing any
five consecutive cards of the same suit (i.e.
Eight, Nine, Ten, Jack and Queen of hearts).
|Four of a Kind
||A hand with any four
cards of the same value (i.e. four Jacks or four
||A hand containing both
a "pair" and a "three of a
||A hand containing any
nonconsecutive five cards of the same suit. (i.e.
Three, Four, Seven, Ten and Jack of clubs).
||A hand with any five
|Three of a Kind
||A hand with any three
cards of the same value (i.e. three Sevens or
three Eights, etc.).
||A hand with any two
pairs (i.e. two Jacks and two Fives etc.).
|Jacks or Better
||A hand with a pair of
Jacks, Queens, Kings or Aces.