Video Poker - Types of Machines
Jacks or Better
This is a game of draw Poker where the dealer will deal you 5 original cards face up. At this point you should decide which cards to keep and which ones to discard. Once you have decided and chosen to deal again, the dealer will deal the replacement cards. Whether you win or lose is determined by the rank of cards in your poker hand. The minimum rank for a winning hand is one pair of jacks, queens, kings or aces, hence the name jacks or better. Joker's Wild
This game is played with the standard 52-card deck, with a joker thrown in as a wild card. This wild card can be used as a substitute for any other card, or can be used to create a five of a kind. The machine will automatically compute the best hand when a joker is present, and it can be expected to show up about 10% of the time. Because of the added bonus of the wild card, the minimum rank for a winning hand is 2 pair.
The standard 52-card deck is used, with all deuces designated as wild cards. Because of the added bonus of the 4 deuce wild cards, the minimum rank for a winning hand is three of a kind.
King of the Decks
In this game, 5 sets of the standard 52-card decks are used. If you get 5 kings of clubs you will win the progressive jackpot. Because of the added bonus of the increased number of potential pairs, the minimum rank for a winning hand is 2 pair.