Play Jacks or Better Video Poker at Top Casinos on NZ

Jacks or Better is a well-known video poker variation, and is one of the most popular versions of video poker found online. The game is played with a single 5-card poker hand.


When playing video poker, it is always helpful to have a basic knowledge of poker, however, it is not essential. Those that are lacking in real poker experience can simply play a few Jacks or Better free games at the online casinos on New Zealand to get a better understanding of the game before placing real money bets.

The game is played with the standard 52-card deck, which means it is only played with number and picture cards, and no jokers. The lowest payout in Jacks or Better is paid to a pair of two Jacks.

Game play begins after you place a bet. You need to choose the size of your bet, and the number of coins that you wish to play. The coin value can be as little as $0.05, and as much as $10.00. You may bet up to five coins in a round.

After you have placed your initial bet, click on the Draw/Deal button, and five cards will be dealt by the online casino software. You will then have the choice of which cards you wish to “hold” or keep. You should keep the higher value cards, or those that have the potential to help form winning combinations according to the poker hands listed at the top of the screen. Any cards that have not been held will be replaced when you push the Draw/Deal button a second time.

Winning are then paid out according to the winning combinations your hand shows. If you did not win, you can simply play the next round. Those that have won will have the choice to play the gamble feature, and stand the chance to double their winnings, or risk losing it all. While this feature adds excitement to the game, it is optional.


Jacks or Better can also be played in the Jacks or Better Multihand format. You can play Jacks or Better at any of the popular casinos on New Zealand right now, along with a wide choice of other online casino games. The new player welcome bonus gives you the chance to play in our casinos, offering a deposit match and several free spins when you sign up.