|Quick Tips to
Improve Your Odds at Jacks or Better Video Poker
Jacks or Better is one of the most popular versions
of video poker today, whether played online or in a
brick 'n mortar casino. Structured to offer Casinos
Edge-lowering strategy, Jacks or Better is a great
choice for both beginners and pros looking to maximize
their video poker return. But if you're a pro, you
probably already know this. In fact, you've probably
already made the move to Jacks or Better Bonus Video
Assuming you know the rules of Jacks or Better, if
you're ready to give the game a go, the first thing you
should do is familiarize yourself with the pay tables.
Be on the lookout for 9/6 machines. These are games that
pay nine coins for a Full House and six coins for a
Flush. Remember, this will be dependent on the software
provider, and we've found Vegas Technology Casinos and
Microgaming to offer the best returns on video poker.
One thing to keep in mind is that in order to reap
the benefits that a 9/6 machine will have over an 8/5
machine (Real Time Gaming Casinos), you really need to
play consistently. In other words, these figures are not
going to make a huge difference in the long run if you
are a video poker weekend warrior. If you only play once
in a while, luck will be the ultimate deciding factor in
putting you way ahead.
However, if you come across a 7/5 machine, which are
commonly found in airports, don't even bother! If you're
stuck in the airport, bring your laptop and log online
at your favorite Vegas Technology online casino.
So once you've found your Jacks or Better game of
choice, here are some "always" and "never" tips that you
should incorporate into your bets if you are serious
about winning big at video poker player.
1) Always bet the max five coins. If you hit a
Royal Flush, your payout is what will make all prior
hands and losses worthwhile. This should be at least
2) Never draw a card when holding an inside
straight, unless you have at least three high cards
3) Never keep three cards to a Straight or Flush
(sometimes you will keep three cards to a Straight
Flush...see the strategy table). Go for lower hands if
4) Never keep a "kicker", which is an extra
high card along with a pair. In other words, keep the
pair but throw out the kicker.
5) Going along with Rule #3, always follow the
Jacks or Better strategy table to the "T" when you
are ready to start using it for real money play.
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