Jacks or Better

Jacks or Better is the most popular and prevalent video poker game out there, available at just about any casino that offers video poker. Simply come up with a pair of Jacks or a hand better than a pair of Jacks in order to break even or win money.

99.5439% is the possible payout with a 9/6 format if Jacks or Better is played optimally.

It is called "9/6" because a full house pays 9 and a flush pays 6 when a single coin is entered.
You won't find a better online payout table for Jacks or Better than this one so start playing now at Bovada!
Standard 9/6 Jacks or Better Pay Table - Pays 99.5439%
Found at: 888 Casino, bet365 Casino, Bodog, Bovada, Casino Tropez, Casino.com, Classy Coin Casino, Diamond VIP Club, Diceland Casino, Grand Parker Casino, Joyland Casino, Ladbrokes, Loco Panda Casino, On Bling Casino, Rome Casino, Silver Oak Casino, Titan Casino and William Hill
Poker Hand One Coin Two Coins Three Coins Four Coins Five Coins
Royal Flush 250 500 750 1000 4000
Straight Flush 50 100 150 200 250
Four of a kind 25 50 75 100 125
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 Pair 2 4 6 8 10
Jacks or Better 1 2 3 4 5

97.2984% is the possible payout with a 8/5 format if Jacks or Better is played optimally.

It is called "8/5" because a full house pays 8 and a flush pays 5 when a single coin is entered.
Standard 8/5 Jacks or Better Pay Table - Pays 97.2984%
Found at: Palace of Chance, Party Casino, Planet 7 Casino and Pure Vegas
Poker Hand One Coin Two Coins Three Coins Four Coins Five Coins
Royal Flush 250 500 750 1000 4000
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 15 20 25
Straight 4 8 12 16 20
Three of a kind 3 6 9 12 15
Two Pair 2 4 6 8 10
Jacks or Better 1 2 3 4 5

94.9961% is the possible payout with a 6/5 format if Jacks or Better is played optimally.

It is called "6/5" because a full house pays 6 and a flush pays 5 when a single coin is entered.
Standard 6/5 Jacks or Better Pay Table - Pays 94.9961%
Found at: Cool Cat Casino, Slots of Vegas and Winpalace Casino
Poker Hand One Coin Two Coins Three Coins Four Coins Five Coins
Royal Flush 250 500 750 1000 4000
Straight Flush 50 100 150 200 250
Four of a kind 25 50 75 100 125
Full House 6 12 18 24 30
Flush 5 10 15 20 25
Straight 4 8 12 16 20
Three of a kind 3 6 9 12 15
Two Pair 2 4 6 8 10
Jacks or Better 1 2 3 4 5

Understanding Jacks or Better Pay Tables

Just as important as learning some basic Jacks or Better strategy is understanding how to read the pay tables and why some are better than others. All of them clearly can illustrate why playing 5 coins is so much better than playing anything less. If you look at one of the tables, you will see that for most hands, the payouts increase incrementally for each coin. For instance, a pair of Jacks or better is worth 1 for one coin, 2 for two coins, and so on. Each of the hands works just like this, except the Royal Flush. It pays 250 for one coin, doubles to 500 for two coins, 750 for three coins and 1000 for four coins. Each coin adds 250 to the payout. Then at five coins, it is multiplied by 4, going to 4000 coins for a jackpot win. That's a huge difference and why we always recommend playing 5 coins on a Jacks or Better machine. Please take a look at some typical pay tables above.

The top paying sites use the 9/6 payout table exactly like Bovada Casino. Specifically we are going to look at Full Houses and Flushes, as the payouts for all other hands are the same at almost all casinos. Bovada pays 45 coins for a Full House (assuming you play 5 coins per deal) and 30 coins for a Full House. As you will see, this is better than many other casinos, and is why we highly recommend Bovada Casino for Jacks or Better video poker. Other great sites using this preferred payout include bet365, Ladbrokes, Silver Oak, Titan Casino and Diceland.