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Each Mini game can be played in either Real Play or Demo Play (Demo play only available when logged out). Real Play will use funds from your real account balance and demo play will give you a demo funds balance that you can use to play for fun or practice. When playing Real Play your balance will update after every bet and this will in turn be replicated on your balance display at the top of the main screen if you choose to display this.
Each mini game can also be played in a full size pop up window – simply click the ‘Play Full Size Game' button and a version of the chosen game will pop up into a window so you can continue to play. If you then click the maximise button on this pop up window you can play the game in full screen size. Please note the full size game may not remember your previous stake levels so please ensure you check your bets before you continue to play in the full size version.
Due to the size of the graphics on some of the mini games your chip values may not always be legible on the betting cloth. However should you be uncertain of your staking amounts you can either check the stake field at the bottom of the screen or simply hover over your bets and an overlay will tell you how many chips you have on specific bets. Please make sure you check your stake before you confirm and place your bets.
Welcome to Video Poker - Jacks or Better N Hand. Based on the popular casino video game you get dealt a hand with the option of holding as many of your 5 cards as you like. These will be replicated on your total hands, which is any number between 1 and 20 depending on how many you choose to play. You receive winnings depending on the strength of each hand that beat a pair of jacks! Get dealt a hand better than a pair of Jacks and you can guarantee a payout on all of your hands!
How to Play:
1. To begin a game, a stake amount must be selected. The stake bet is compulsory and starts play. To select the stake amount, click on the green plus and minus keys at the bottom left of the screen until you reach the desired stake amount.
2. Next, decide the number of hands you want to play. This can be set by clicking the green plus and minus keys to the right of the Hands panel. Note: The amount of stake you set will be multiplied by the amount of hands in the game; in this case 10. The TOTAL BET window (to the right of the stake selectors) always shows the total amount staked.
3. Click on the Deal button to confirm your bet and turn over the first 5 cards on the main hand of the ten hands you are playing. The main hand is larger than the others and is the hand that is used as the "control panel" for the others.
4. At this stage you should decide whether you wish to hold or discard each of the cards in the main hand. You have one opportunity to exchange weak cards in the main hand (and consequently in the other hands) for and replaced unless they are selected by clicking the hold button under the card.
5. If you hold a card, you will see that the exact card will be mirrored and held in all hands being played. This means that if you hold all five cards (because you have been dealt a flush for example); you will have the identical hands in the result of that game on the number of hands you chose to play before the deal.
6. If you do not hold a particular card in the main hand; different random cards will be drawn for each of the hands in the same position as the card in the main hand.
Note: There is an Auto hold feature which automatically holds cards that will guarantee a win; click on the card again to de-select it if you wish.
7. Now click the Deal button for a second time. This will remove the cards you did not hold and provide you with substitute cards for all hands at random.
8. The cards you have now are your final hands. Based on the strength of each of your hands, you will either qualify for a payout based on the paytable shown, or you will lose your stake for that particular hand. The winnings from all of your hands (if any) will be added together to make a Total win amount for the game. You now have the option to collect the winnings (which will be credited immediately to your account), or gamble it double or nothing at the turn of a card.
9. If any of your hands have qualified for a payout you are now able to stake that payout on the turn of a card, click the gamble button to proceed or select the collect button to collect your winnings and return to start another game.
10. To gamble a win: If you choose to play on, and try to 'double' your winnings, one card will be drawn 'face up' and four further cards 'face down', the object is to choose a face down card with a higher value than the card shown face up:
11. Select one of the four cards face down by clicking on it (or the high? button underneath it) and the dealer will deal the cards. If the card that you chose is higher you will double your winnings. If the card drawn is lower you will lose your winnings and your stake. Note: If the resulting card is of the same value as the face up card - the winning card will be determined by suit: spades (high/top), clubs, hearts, diamonds - lowest/bottom)
12. Please note - the face up card and four face down cards are drawn at random as if it was a real deck of cards. Due to this there is a possibility that the face up card is higher in rank than the 4 other cards resulting in a losing gamble as much as there is a possibility that this card is lower than the 4 other cards ensuring a win.
The player bets against the house dealer
The player must play the stake bet to start the game
The players hand must have a qualifying set of cards to earn a payout
Bet payout on the stake is displayed on screen
Max Payout is £250,000
Should you get disconnected during play we strongly recommend that on reconnection you re-launch the game and ensure any outstanding transactions are completed. Sky Vegas checks periodically and where incomplete transactions are found those games are terminated and any monies owed are returned to the player.
This game is regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. The theoretical average return to player (RTP) is 99.48%. This RTP represents the long-term expected payback of the game which has been calculated by an independent testing company in accordance with AGCC regulations.
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