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10 Reasons Why Jacks or Better is the Best Video Poker Game to Play

August 30, 2019


hi and welcome to our instructional
video that is designed to make you a smarter
gambler my name is Steve Bourie and I’m the author of the American casino
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to the app store and search for American casino guide. In this video Linda Boyd who is the author the video
poker edge gives details on the top 10 reasons why jacks
or better is the best video poker game to play. And
now here’s linda boyd. One of the best games
that you’re gonna find in the casino is video poker and one of the best games
that you’ll find of the video poker games is a game
called Jacks or Better And there are ten excellent reasons why
you would choose the game called Jacks or Better. The
first the ten good reasons is game
availability it does you no good to learn how to play a video poker game then you arrive at the casino and you
can’t find the game that you selected to play so availability is critical virtually every single casino that
offers video poker will offer some version of Jacks or Better my favorite version because it has the
highest expected return (called e.r.) is a game
called 9/6 jacks or better. You can find it because everything pays the same for
winning hands with two exceptions. The first exception in Jacks or
better is the full hous. 9/6 pays 9 times each coin bet for a full
house and six times each coin bet for a flush so you want to play that as opposed to
one that pays 8 for a full house and five for a flush called 8/5. Keep in mind there are other
versions available in the casino but you may not want to play them due to
the expected return So availability is the first good reason
to select Jacks or Better Reason number two is something called variance and the variance is also called the risk factor in the game so the risk
factor relates to how long your bankroll with
the money you brought the casino will last. Jacks or Better has a
low variance something that’s a good thing for players
If you’re playing 9/6 Jacks or Better variance is
approximately 19.51 compared to say double double bonus 9/6 double double bonus has a variance of 41.98 and and that’s twice the risk to your bankroll. If you want
to hang on to your bankroll variance or volatility is extremely important and that is number two. The
third good reason for choosing Jacks or Better is promotional equity.
Promotional equity relates to how many entries you’ll get into
a drawing. The more tickets you have the more entry tickets
that you have the better your odds are of winning the coveted prize so you want
increased equity or an increased number of drawing
tickets Since the variance is low as described
in reason number two you’ll be able to play longer on the
given bankroll casinos determine how many entry tickets
by something called coin in which is the amount of money you run through the gaming device. You
will run through approximately twice as much money on a
given bankroll say a hundred dollars with jacks or
better than you will on a high-risk game like double double
bonus. Thus, you increase the number of tickets you have
and I call that your promo equity. The fourth good reason to select Jacks or Better play is
increased comps. We all want to have increased comps which is giving you free food or free show tickets
or anything the casino maybe offering you will get double on a given bankroll
than you will for high-risk game like double-double bonus that I’ve been
using in the other examples So if you take say a hundred dollars
with you to play in the casino you might get twenty dollars in comps if
you choose Jacks or Better whereas you would only have ten dollars in
comps the odds are if you chose high-risk game
like double-double bonus. The more coin in, the higher your
comps will be. Reason number five that you would select Jacks or better is
more cash. There are two kinds of cash that you can
collect the first is called bounce-back cash that comes to you in the mail and it’s to
entice you to come to the casino you’ll get more
bounce back cash by increasing the amount of coin in that
you have on a given bankroll and also second
kinda cash is of course the slot club points you cash in your slot club points if you
have double the number of points by choosing a low risk game like Jacks
or Better you will get double the amount of cash back when you go to collect your slot Club points. Reason number six is something
relatively new we find in casinos today they now give cards indicating levels They’ll have low roller, medium level and a high roller sometime they’ll have even
more levels. For you the player it’s best to
have the highest level possible because there’s more perks Associated with
the higher levels. By increasing the coin in you run
through a machine you will increase the likelihood
of rising to a higher level slot club card thus, you’ll increase your perks and
benefits Reason number seven is longer sessions nothing worse than going to a casino
with a group friends and you’re there until the group decides
to leave all of a sudden you have run out of bankroll. By playing a
low volatility game that pays more for frequent hands like two pair Jacks or Better is the
example you’ll be able to last longer the same
thing is true if you choose to go on vacation and you
want to get in at least three to four hours of slot play or video poker
play you’re gonna last longer with a game like Jacks
or Better than something that runs through your
bankroll real quickly like double double bonus or any video poker game that only
returns even money for two pair, a frequent hand. Keep in mind Jacks or Better returns
double your wager for two pair, a frequent hand. Reason number eight is Jacks or Better has an easy strategy because it’s very intuitive. By that I mean most people are inclined when dealt two pair to hold both pairs and that’s exactly
what you should do with any version Jacks or Better. However,
some games you do not hold two pair for example if
you’re playing double double bonus and you’re dealt two pair one pair aces the correct strategy is the whole the pair aces so it’s more
complicated to learn the strategy for games like 10/7 double bonus or even 9/6 for any version of double double bonus once you’ve learned the basic or key plays
for Jacks or better you’ll be able to play any kind
of format involving the games of jacks or better. The number nine recent that jacks or better is a good choice for players is it’s a core game when you look at
the place that have a selection of games that you can play Let me explain that sometimes you can
play a multi-hand game like three play or five
play and so on just to make the game a bit more
exciting. Jacks or Better is one of the core games you can select
from. The same is true for games like multi-strike, spin poker, quick quads and there’s a number of formats you can
select from Reason number ten that you would want to
choose Jacks or Better as your game of choice is it’s frequently found in a
progressive version sometimes you want to play 9/6 Jacks or
Better of course it’s the best version but it
simply isn’t available in the casino so the next best would be an 8/5 progressive Many games
are simply not found in progressive form very often For example deuces wild games are
infrequently found in progressives and when you do find them
they’re bad versions. Not so with jacks or better so if you can’t find the 9/6 jacks or
better you’re very likely to find an 8/5
progressive version a good thing for you, the player. So there you have it ten good reasons for choosing to play
Jacks or Better as your video poker game choice if I had to
name the most significant of these ten
reasons it would be the variance or the risk
factor because derived from the variance or
risk factor are several other advantages like the
comp’s and increased number of promo tickets,
increased amount of cash that you earn, higher
levels and that sort of thing So Jacks or Better is a wonderful game
for players and its easy to learn with the most
important and sigificant factor that makes it such a great game
being the variance. Low variance, good game. If you wanna learn more about me are my
work I have a book it’s called the video poker edge it’s published by Square One out of New York I also write for three
publications Arizona player, southern gaming, and
Midwest gaming and travel I have an article in this year’s
American casino guide as well. Don’t forget that you can see
more of our educational gaming videos on our YouTube channel just go to youtube.com/americancasinoguide

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