Jacks or Better Progressive

Looking to Score a Big Progressive Jackpot? Then Play Jacks or Better Progressive in the online casino!

Jacks or Better Progressive - Game Guide

The classic Video Poker game Jacks or Better Progressive gives Jacks or Better players a chance to score a massive progressive jackpot!

The game sets up almost exactly like five card draw poker but while in draw poker the most cards that a player can exchange is three, in Jacks or Better Progressive, after making a wager, the player can decide to exchange all five cards.

In Jacks or Better Progressive, payouts start at a pair of Jacks and work its way all the way up to the best possible hand in poker, the Royal Flush. If you hit a Royal Flush with 5 coins, you take down the Jacks or Better Progressive Jackpot!

Jacks or Better Progressive - How to Play

In Jacks or Better Progressive, the only possible unit to bet per coin is .25 cents. The minimum bet is .25. That’s a Bet One wager. If the player decides to bet the maximum wager, Bet Max, the total bet is $1.25. 5 x .25 cents = $1.25

After making your wager, the player hits the deal button. Five cards, like in five card draw, will appear. The player then decides what cards to hold. The player can decide to hold all five cards or exchange up to all five cards. Once the player receives her new cards, the game is over with the player being paid out according to the payout table.

The payout table for Jacks or Better Progressive, because there is a possibility of winning a progressive jackpot, is different than in a game of Jacks or Better.

Jacks or Better Progressive – Winning Hands and Payouts

See below for the payout table in Jacks or Better Progressive in the online casino.

Coins 1 2 3 4 5
Royal Flush 200400 600 800 Jackpot
Straight Flush 50 100 150 200 250
Four of a Kind 25 50 75 100 125
Full House 8 16 24 32 40
Flush 5 10 152025
Straight 4 8 12 16 20
Three of a Kind3 6 9 1215
Two Pairs 2 4 6 8 10
Jacks or Better 1 2 3 4 5

Jacks or Better Progressive – Strategy/Tips

The key to playing Jacks or Better Progressive is to always play the max amount possible. Laying down $1.25 per game, .25 cents per coin x 5 coins played per game, to win a possible progressive jackpot presents terrific value.

The only reason to play Jacks or Better Progressive is to go for the progressive jackpot. If you’re not going for the progressive jackpot, then why not just play Jacks or Better or Jacks or Better 25 Lines? The only way to score the jackpot is to play the max allowable, that’s 5 coins per game. Always hit the Bet Max button in Jacks or Better Progressive and just keep track of your bankroll. You can really stretch $1.25 per game if you start your game play with say $200.

You can play 160 games with a starting bankroll of $200: 200 / 1.25 = 160.

That gives you a lot of games that you can play to hit the Jacks or Better Progressive Jackpot!

Video Poker – Glossary

bonus video poker – A form of Jacks or Better Progressive where four of kind pays more. Bonus video poker is sometimes referred to as Double Bonus or Double Double Bonus

credit – The minimum amount that you can bet in Video Poker. 3 Credits means that you’re betting the minimum 3 times.

deal – The act of distributing cards to players.

deuce – Another word for two.

Deuces Wild – A video poker game where the deuces are wild.

face cards – Cards in the deck with “faces”: the Jack, Queen and King.

flush – A hand where all of the cards are of the same suit: all cards are diamonds, clubs, hearts or spades.

full house – In a 5 card game of poker, having a pair and three of a kind.

high card – The card with the highest value in a hand. For example, if you have a King, Ace, 2, 7, and 8, your hand would be called and “Ace-High” hand.

Jacks or Better Progressive – A video poker game where the payouts start at a pair of Jacks.

pair – Two cards of the same value.

play – To play means to bet or raise in a game.

push – A tie or draw.

raise – To increase your wager.

royal flush – When your cards, in a 5 card poker game, are a 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace and are all of the same suit, all of the cards are hearts, for example. A royal flush is the best possible hand in the game of poker.

shuffle – Mixing up the cards before they’re dealt.

straight – When your cards in order. For example, a 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 in a 5 card game of poker constitutes a straight.

straight flush – When all of your cards are in order and of the same suit. For example, a 6 of clubs, 7 of clubs, 8 of clubs, 9 of clubs and 10 of clubs in a 5 card game of poker constitutes a straight flush.

three of a kind – Having three cards of the same value, three 9s, as an example.

two of a kind – A pair, two cards of the same value. Example: two 8s constitute a pair of eights.

video poker – A game based on five card draw poker that is played on computer machines or via online casinos.

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