Online casino gamblers love the online slots
for the excitement of the spinning slot machine reels and for the multiple paylines offering multiple chances to win. And they love their online video poker
for its mix of luck and strategic thinking that goes into building a winning poker hand. Now, with Reel Play Poker: Jacks Or Better, they have all that they love about the slots and all that they love about video poker combined into one fantastic online casino game
When you first come to the Reel Play Poker: Jacks Or Better game at All Slots Casino
, it looks like a 5-reel 20-payline online slot machine
, except that all of the slot machine symbols are playing cards. That’s 15 playing cards, since you have five reels and three cards on each reel.
As in any online slot game
, you can select your coin size, the number of paylines to enable, and the number of coins wagered per enabled payline.
Now click the Deal/Spin button, and your screen will undergo a dramatic change. All of the playing cards on the 5-reel slot machine will be covered up by the Reel Play Poker logo, while five new cards will appear at the bottom of your screen. Those five cards are your Jacks Or Better video poker Decision Hand.
Just like in the standard Jacks Or Better video poker game, you can choose which of the five cards you want to hold and which you want to discard in the hope of building a winning poker hand, bearing in mind that you need at least a pair of jacks to win and that the higher poker hands will win even more. The online casino software will suggest which cards you ought to hold, and its suggestions are usually good ones, but in the final analysis it’s your money on the line and, as always when you play video poker online
, you have the right to overrule the software and make your own decisions.
By this point in the Reel Play Poker: Jacks Or Better game, the Deal/Spin button will have metamorphosed into a Draw/Spin button. Once you have determined which cards to hold in your Decision Hand, you click this button and two interesting things will happen on the online slot machine.
First, the cards that you held will “Stack” on their respective slot machine reels. If you held an Ace of Spades as the first card in your video poker Decision Hand, you will see three Aces of Spades stacked up on the first reel of the slot machine. And if you held an Ace of Diamonds as the fourth card in your video poker Decision Hand, you will see three Aces of Diamonds stacked up on the fourth reel of the slot machine.
Second, the other reels of the slot machine — those that were not held — will spin just like online slot machine reels normally spin and, when they come to a stop, will reveal randomly selected cards from the poker deck.
Each of the twenty paylines on the Reel Play Poker: Jacks Or Better online slot machine counts as a separate video poker hand. A payline may go straight across the five reels of the slot machine, or it may follow any of various diagonal or zigzag configurations.
As in the standard game of Jacks Or Better video poker, any hand with a pair of jacks or higher will win a payout, and a hand with an even better poker hand will win an even better payout. A Royal Flush — the highest hand in poker — pays out 800 times your bet on the payline.
With twenty paylines representing twenty video poker hands, all kinds of things might happen. You could end up with a pair of aces on some paylines, two pair on some, and three or four of a kind or a full house on others.
The online casino software will highlight each of your winning paylines, one at a time, and let you know how much you won on each payline as well as your total winnings for the spin, so you will know exactly what happened in your game of Reel Play Poker: Jacks Or Better. It will automatically add your winnings to your online casino account, and then you can click the Deal/Spin button and start a new game.
The fun in playing online video poker is in making smart decisions about which cards to hold, and counting on the luck of the draw to create the best poker hands. The fun in playing online slots games is in the excitement of watching the reels spin around and seeing where they stop, and in having many paylines on the slot machine that can potentially produce many winning combinations. Reel Play Poker: Jacks Or Better combines the fun of the online slot game with the fun of the online video poker game to create a new type of game that is more fun than anything. So have fun playing Reel Play Poker: Jacks Or Better at All Slots Online Casino