Mega Jacks Poker is a Jacks or Better type game linked to a progressive jackpot. Mega Jacks is a single hand game version of online video poker with a coin value of 25 cents. The maximum bet is 5 coins and is compulsory when playing for the progressive jackpot.
As in any video poker game, the objective of Mega Jacks Progressive poker is to obtain the best possible five card hand. Mega Jacks Poker is played with a 52-card deck and no wild or special cards are available to help complete winning combinations.
To start the game, players place their wagers and receive a first five card hand. They then have to go through the process of making a selection and holding or discarding cards which will help make up the best possible 5-card hand. Once done, clicking on deal again will distribute new cards replacing those which have been discarded and the results will determine the payout.
The hand rankings in Mega Jacks poker start with Jacks or better followed by 2 pairs, 3 of a kind, straight, flush, full house, 4 of a kind, straight flush, royal flush. Regarding the payouts, at the maximum bet amount a four of a kind pays 125 to one and a straight flush pays 250 to one. The progressive jackpot on Mega Jacks is hit when players receive a royal flush.
Mega Jacks poker offers an additional betting round to players who want to add some spice to the game. This round is only accessible when players have a winning hand and are to receive a payout. At this level, the player can choose to try and double his winnings with a secondary game. Simply put, a dealer’s card is revealed at one end of the screen with other cards placed faced down amongst which the player has to choose. If the card chosen by the player is higher in value than that of the dealer he wins and doubles his winnings.
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