Jacks or Better Video Poker Pay Tables

A video poker paytable will show you the payments for winning poker hands.

Example:

Paytable for 9/6 Jacks or Better video poker with an RTP of 99.54% for 5 coin bets

Hand 1 coin bet 2 coin bet 3 coin bet 4 coin bet 5 coin bet
Royal Straight Flush 250 500 750 1000 4000
Straight Flush 50 100 150 200 250
Four of a Kind 25 50 75 100 125
Full House 9 18 27 36 45
Flush 6 12 18 24 30
Straight 4 8 12 16 20
Three of a Kind 3 6 9 12 15
Two Pair 2 4 6 8 10
Pair of Jacks or Better 1 2 3 4 5

The paytable above belongs to a Jacks or Better video poker machine. The game is called Jacks or Better, since the lowest paying hand is a pair of jacks or better. Why is the game named 9/6 Jacks or Better? Because this paytable will pay you 9 coins for a Full House and 6 coins for a Flush.

As you can see, this is a video poker machine where you can bet anywhere from 1 coin to 5 coins per game. This machine promotes betting 5 coins, since you get a better profit on Royal Straight Flush with a 5 coin bet. The payment for a Royal Straight Flush on a 1 coin bet is 250 coins, so it would make sense to receive 1 250 coins on a 5 coin bet. Instead, you get a whopping 4 000 coins if you obtain a Royal Straight Flush after betting 5 coins.

Other paytables for Jacks or Better video poker

Finding 9/6 Jacks or Better can be quite difficult, since traditional 9/6 Jacks or Better have a statistical return to player (RTP) of 99.54%. for 5 coin bets. Many casinos will therefore prefer to offer Jacks or Better video poker machines with a lower RTP, such as 8/5 Jacks or Better and 7/5 Jacks or Better. Of course, it is theoretically possible for a game developer to compensate the low payout for Full House and Flush with an improved payout for some of the other hands, but in reality this is rarely done. For us players, it is therefore a good idea to be wary when we encounter a Jacks or Better video poker machine that does not pay 9 coins for Full House and 6 coins for Flush on a 1 coin bet, since it is most likely a low-paying machine.

Below you will find commonly occurring paytables for Jacks or Better video poker. These are just provided as examples of commonly used paytables, and it is always advisable to check the paytable for the specific machine you wish to bet on in a casino (online as well as offline).

9/5 Jacks or Better with a 98.45% RTP for 5 coin bets

Since Flush is a fairly common hand in Jacks or Better, even a small reduction of Flush pay has a significant impact on RTP.

Hand Payout on 5 coin bet
Royal Straight Flush 800
Straight Flush 50
Four of a Kind 25
Full House 9
Flush 5
Straight 4
Three of a Kind 3
Two Pair 2
Pair of Jacks or Better 1

8/6 Jacks or Better with a 98.39% RTP for 5 coin bets

The RTP for this 8/6 Jacks or Better is just slightly below the RTP of the 9/5 J o B above. The payment for Full House is lower, but the payment for Flush is better – and Flush is a more common hand than Full House.

Hand Payout on 5 coin bet
Royal Straight Flush 800
Straight Flush 50
Four of a Kind 25
Full House 8
Flush 6
Straight 4
Three of a Kind 3
Two Pair 2
Pair of Jacks or Better 1

8/5 Jacks or Better with a 97.30% RTP for 5 coin bets

This is a very common Jacks or Better machine, especially in offline locations. It’s more difficult for online casinos to get away with offering 8/6 Jacks o Better video poker, since it is so easy for internet gamblers to simply ignore these machines and go to a casino that offers J o B video poker with a higher RTP.

Hand Payout on 5 coin bet
Royal Straight Flush 800
Straight Flush 50
Four of a Kind 25
Full House 8
Flush 5
Straight 4
Three of a Kind 3
Two Pair 2
Pair of Jacks or Better 1

7/5 Jacks or Better with a 96.15% RTP for 5 coin bets

This one is even worse than 8/5 Jacks or Better. If you get a Full House on this video poker machine, you will not get more than 7 coins on a 5 coin bet.

Hand Payout on 5 coin bet
Royal Straight Flush 800
Straight Flush 50
Four of a Kind 25
Full House 7
Flush 5
Straight 4
Three of a Kind 3
Two Pair 2
Pair of Jacks or Better 1

6/5 Jacks or Better with a 95.00% RTP on 5 coin bets

Even if you find yourself in a really crappy casino, gambling hall or pub you should be able to seek out a better video poker machine than the 6/5 Jacks or Better.

Hand Payout on 5 coin bet
Royal Straight Flush 800
Straight Flush 50
Four of a Kind 25
Full House 6
Flush 5
Straight 4
Three of a Kind 3
Two Pair 2
Pair of Jacks or Better 1