or Better VideoPoker is a classic version and is a good
place to begin your VP education at Learn to Play
Video Poker program.
This is the game
that started it all and is an ideal game for newbies and veterans
Below is a pay
schedule for Jacks
or Better 9/6 VideoPoker.
Pay Schedule: Jacks or Better VP 9/6
9/6, noted in bold below refers to a 9 coin return for a
full-house when betting one-coin and 6 coin return for a flush.
Therefore, max coin return of 45 and 30 respectively.
This paytable illustrates specific winning
hands and maximum coin return payout.
or Better VideoPoker Strategies per pay schedule:
Pair--Jacks or Better
Two pair (2 PR)
Full House (FH)=9
Straight Flush (SF)
Royal Flush (RF)
|max coin return
ace is not the most
important card. A jack, queen or king will also return your bet when
jack, queen or king offers more opportunities to develop
winning hands around it
than an ace.
For example, to form a sequence, a jack has
two possibilities — a queen on
one side and a 10 on the other. An
ace, however, has only one possible sequence partner —
keep a kicker —
that’s an additional face card — with any pair.
reduces your return by 5%. Let that pair stand and draw 3 cards.
keep a five-card
winning pat hand, with one exception: if you can draw one card to a
break a flush even
if you can draw one to a straight flush. However, always break a flush
to draw one card to a Royal Flush.
break a straight to
draw to a straight flush. If you have three cards to a flush and no
high cards, draw two cards for the flush.
have four cards in
succession for a straight, draw one card. Four
consecutive cards is called an ‘outside’ straight when
there are two possibilities for a
winning hand at either end.
So, if you have 6, 7, 8, 9,
either a 5 or 10 will payout. An
‘inside’ straight narrows your odds of completing that
example, if you have 5, 6, 8, 9—trying for the 7 is
called drawing to an inside straight,
because the single card you need is on the ‘inside’.
draw to an inside straight only if one of the
other cards is a jack or better
where you can at least return your bet if you match
that high card.
small pair (jacks
or less) for three of a kind.
your cards are 10
or under with no possibility in sight for a winner, it’s best to opt
for five new cards.
20% of all original first hands dealt are winners.Jacks
or Better VideoPoker will generally hit the Royal Flush each 40,000
hands played, or
hours of play.
As with all Video Poker games, maximum coin play for each
hand is the
Here is a sampling of other VP versions that offer
the Jacks+ as the minimum payout.
Jackpot Poker, aka, Aces
Lessons for these Video
Poker versions and more are taught at Gambling Teachers Free Learning
or Better VideoPoker
Multi-Hand is offered for
nearly all versions.
As with standard video poker,
you’re dealt five cards, you may hold from
zero to all five. The cards you keep appear in all the other hands as
Multi-hand VP can feature three, five, ten,
fifty, even one hundred hands
all your VP
choices turn out to be ‘Royalty’.
VideoPoker is followed by a Deuces Wild lesson
to Learn to Play Video
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