Jacks or Better Video Poker Details Page

    Jacks or Better Video Poker Details Page

Software (9)

What you have here with this Microgaming-designed software is a lot of ease and convenience for the player. You have very clear graphics and not much of a chance to "get lost." There are also options galore, in terms of making adjustments to the sounds of the game and the options for play in Expert Mode, including AutoPlay and taking advantage of the strategy tips and charts that are available. And of course, there is no software around that is more safe and secure than that which is produced by Microgaming. This is a winner.

Easy to Understand (10)

If there is a major selling point to this game, it is that a novice with very little experience in playing video poker can come in and know the rules in a matter of moments. This is no different than any game of five-card draw you may have played at the kitchen table. The payouts are on all the standard hands that you already know. All you have to remember is that you get paid on "jacks or better."

Graphics & Sounds (9)

One of the things you worry about when playing the game online is whether you'll have to make major sight adjustments to be able to play,. With the way this game is designed and packaged, that is no worry whatsoever. The graphics are very clear, simple and uncomplicated, the interface is reliable, and the payout table is right in front of you. The sounds are a snap - you can turn them on or off, or customize them to your liking, whether they be the actual game sounds, the background sounds, or the sounds that come up if you win. Try doing THAT in a brick-and-mortar layout!

Game Speed (9)

If you are a beginner, you can control the speed yourself - just play slower. You have the option of putting the speed of the game on "Slow." But you maybe one of those people who considers themselves an expert of some kind, and in that case you can play just about as fast as you want. Microgaming has designed Jacks or Better Poker to accommodate four different grades of speed: Slow, Medium, Fast and Fastest. Something for every taste!

Game Features (10)

You wanted game features? They got 'em! If you want to go into Expert Mode, you can choose to play virtually automatically, with a minimum of interaction with the actual casino software, by choosing AutoPlay. Also, AutoHold can make your decisions for you during the game, and they do it on the basis of a game strategy that is mathematically sound, so you minimize mistakes. If you choose to play out the hands yourself, you can take advantage of Optimal Play Hints and the Game Analyzer, which will turn the whole thing into a learning experience. And with the "Doubling" option, you have a chance to double your payback every time you win a hand. That's a lot of stuff!

Fun Factor (9)

This game is hardly intimidating, which as mentioned, is a common problem among people who are new to the game. But the fact that it's simple does not take away from what the veteran player can experience. That's a strength. And with all the options available (plus Doubling) this adds up to a formidable "fun factor."

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9.34 / 10
Software 9
Easy to Understand 10
Graphics & Sounds 9
Game Speed 9
Game Features 10
Fun Factor 9

Jacks or Better Video Poker Highlights
  • Easy to understand
  • Very sharp and simple graphics
  • The great "doubling" option
  • Autoplay & Expert Mode

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