Jacks or Better Game
This is a popular video poker game at online casinos and the reason why is because all you need to form a winning hand is literally a pair of jacks or better. In Jacks or Better, the aim of the game is to create the best possible hand and if you are familiar with Texas Hold'Em then you will be able to recognize these.
The easiest 'hand' to collect is literally called 'Jacks or Better' and can be a pair of jacks, plus cards of a higher value, however, this hand is the lowest ranked. Then you have two pairs, three of a kind, a straight, flush, full house, four of a kind, straight flush, and a royal flush as explained below:
Two Pair: This relates to there being two pairs of cards which are of the same value.
Three of a kind: A hand where you can have three cards that are the same number, such as three 6's.
Straight: For this hand, you can have five cards from different suits and these are in consecutive order.
Flush: For example, you could have five cards that are all diamonds, hearts, spades or clubs. As long as they are the same suit.
Full House: Where there are five cards and these include three of the same in addition to a pair. (three 4's and two 5s)
Four of a Kind: This is when you have four cards that are identical (four 5's)
Straight Flush: Where you could for example have five consecutive cards for one suit. (2,3,4,5,6 of hearts)
Royal Flush: This is the highest and best hand that you can get in the game, though it has to include the Ace, King, Queen, Jack and 10 in the same suit.
Deuces Wild Game
Players like this video poker game, because the number two is classed as a wild (commonly popular in online slots games). When you get a two (Deuce) in Deuces Wild, this means that they can act as a substitution for any other card which can significantly increase your winning potential. In Deuces Wild, most of the hands that you can make, mirror those from Jacks or Better, though with some subtle additions and you will find these below:
Deuces royal flush: This is the same as Royal Flush, with one card replaced by a deuce.
Four deuces: Four twos
Natural royal flush: A 10, a Jack, a Queen, a King, and an Ace of the same suit.