Jokers Wild video poker is extremely popular because it moves fast and is easy casino to play, while retaining an element of strategy. The object of Jokers Wild video poker is to attain the highest ranked poker hand, using a joker as a wildcard. The payoff for each hand is displayed on the video poker machine face.
At the beginning of each game you are required to place an initial wager.
Select a coin value of either 5¢, 25¢, $1, or $5.
Click the coin slot, Bet One or Bet Max.
Click the coin slot, up to five times, until the number of coins displayed equals the amount you wish to bet.
Click Bet One, up to five times, until the number of coins displayed equals the amount you wish to bet.
Click Bet Max once to bet the maximum amount allowed.
Your hand will be automatically dealt if you bet the maximum amount using any of the three methods listed above.
To reduce your bet amount, right-click on either the or Bet One to remove coins. Your bet will be reduced by the amount of the currently selected coin each time you right-click. You can also click Cash Out to remove all coins prior to spinning the reels.
Click Deal and five cards will appear face up on the screen.
Jokers Wild video poker uses a one deck shoe.
The deck includes one joker and is re-shuffled after every hand.
Once the cards are dealt, you may choose to keep any of the cards by either clicking Hold, found directly below the card, or on the card. Once you have selected which cards to hold, click Deal and the remaining cards will be exchanged for new cards.
After this second deal, you are paid out based on the rank of the resulting poker hand.
Jokers Wild Poker Hands
Jokers Wild poker hands are valued based on the following five-card ranking.
Natural Royal Flush – The highest hand in Jokers Wild video poker consists of the following cards: ten, jack, queen, king, and an ace all of the same suit.
Five of a Kind_ Four cards of the same denomination, one in each suit plus a joker.
Joker Royal Flush – Consists of the following cards: ten, jack, queen, king, and an ace all of the same suit with one of these cards represented by a deuce.
Straight Flush – Five cards in sequence, all of the same suit.
Four of a Kind – Four cards of the same denomination, one in each suit.
Full House – Three cards of one denomination and two cards of another denomination.
Flush – Five cards all of the same suit.
Straight – Five cards in sequence of any suit.
Three of a Kind – Three cards of the same denomination and two unmatched cards.
Two Pairs – Two sets of two cards of the same denomination and any fifth card.
A winning hand pays out according to the number of coins wagered and their value.
If you select the $1 coin and then Bet Max your wager will be five coins of $1 or $5. If you get a Straight Flush then according to the payout schedule below you will win 250 coins with the same value as your original bet or $250 (250 x $1).