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How To Play Jacks or Higher

Video poker is also known as “draw poker”. The dealer uses a 52-card deck which is shuffled after each hand. The object of the game depends upon the machine used. For specific details regarding each winning combination, see the tables below. In order to play Video Poker:

1. Click on the slot to insert a 20 bill. If you don’t have this amount, the necessary sum will be taken automatically from your game account and deposited in the video poker machine.

2. Choose the denomination of the Bet by clicking the arrow button under the credits.

3. Click on the "Bet One" button, once for each credit you wish to bet, or the "Play 5 credits" button to place the maximum bet of 5.

4. After betting using the "Bet One" button, click on the "Deal Draw" button, whereupon you will be dealt one five-card Poker hand. (If the player utilizes the "Play 5 Credits" button to bet, the cards will be distributed automatically.)

5. After the first draw, click on the "Hold" button to save any cards that you wish to keep.

6. Click on "Deal Draw" again, thereby replacing the cards that you have not chosen to hold with new ones.

The cards are then compared to the table of winning combinations (see below). If the value of your hand is lower than the minimum winning combination, you lose your bet. If the value of your hand is higher, you win (see winning combinations" below).

Winning Combinations

Jacks or Higher : One Pair pays off only if the cards in the pair are Jacks, Queens, Kings, or Aces. Lower pairs do not pay off.

Two Pair: Two card pairs of the same denomination.

Three of a Kind: Three cards of the same denomination.

Straight: Five consecutive denomination cards, not of the same suit.

Flush: Five non-consecutive denomination cards, all of the same suit.

Full House: Three of a Kind plus Two Pair.

Four of a Kind: Four cards of the same denomination.

Straight Flush: Five consecutive denomination cards, all of the same suit.

Royal Flush: Five consecutive denomination cards, all of the same suit, starting from 10 and ending with an ace.


  1 coin 2 coins 3 coins 4 coins 5 coins
Royal flush 250 500 750 1000 4000
Straight flush 40 80 120 160 200
Four of a kind 20 40 60 80 100
Full house 9 18 27 36 45
Flush 6 12 18 24 30
Straight 4 8 12 16 20
Three of a kind 3 6 9 12 15
Two pairs 2 4 6 8 10
Jacks or Higher 1 2 3 4 5


The game uses a standard 52 card deck (no wild cards).

Only the highest ranking hand is paid

Malfunction voids all pays and plays.

Minimum and maximum betting limits

Minimum bet = 0.25 X 1 credit
Maximum bet = 5 X 5 credits

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