General Jacks or Better Electronic-Poker Techniques

Video-Poker is a game of ability – and using the uncomplicated combination of wagering technique and mathematical understanding, can be beat. Take note of the "pay out schedule" shown on the front of every machine, and appear particularly at the most critical details – how much the device will pay for a Full-House vs a Flush.

An sophisticated video-poker player will also realise that a "Jacks-or-Better" device – classed as a 9/6 machine for paying out 9 coins: 1 for every Full House and 6: 1 for every single Flush, might be beaten using ideal Basic Electronic Poker System. One more machine offering the sophisticated electronic poker gambler an edge is the ten/six Deuces Wild device. These odds have been established as a result of computer modelling. For the other video poker machines – even if a player plays the Ideal Video-Poker Method game, he will still not win, though will have fun betting!

There are set rules defining Basic Video Poker Method whether wagering online or in a casino – significantly like the Basic System for Twenty-one,

Jacks-or-Better Video Poker Technique

  • In any hand holding a Jack, unless of course the hand is already a winner! – four to an open-ended Straight, four with a Flush or 3 to some Straight Flush or Royal Flush – refuse all cards only keeping the Jack
  • In any hand holding only one card Jack or better, keep the individual high card and refuse all other cards and redraw.
  • In any hand with one pair lower than Jacks, maintain the pair and refuse all other cards – unless the hand is four with a Straight or 4 to some Flush
  • In any hand holding a 2-pair, hold both pair and refuse the odd-card.
  • In any hand with three-of-a-kind keep the three-of-a-kind and refuse the other two cards.
  • In any hand having 4 into a Straight, retain all four Straight cards and re-draw – unless of course the Straight draw is not open-ended and the hand is having a Jack)
  • In any hand having 4 to some Flush, retain the four Flush – unless the hand holds three to the Royal in which case you would draw to the Royal Flush
  • In any hand with 4-of-a-kind, hold anything since a 1-card draw will not improve the cards.
  • In any hand holding three to some Royal Flush, refuse almost everything else and go for the Royal – unless of course the hand is already a Sraight Flush!

Practice these methods whist wagering – perhaps even use to refer to the Basic Electronic Poker strategies until they become second nature. Go on …get the skill and hit those video poker machines!

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