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About the Game
Jokers Wild multi-hand Video Poker is based on the traditional video poker game. You can play with up to 20 poker hands rather than the standard single hand. The objective of the game is to attain a winning 5-card hand, with each hand constituting an independent, separate win. You have the opportunity to double-up your winnings in a special gamble feature by correctly selecting a higher value card than the face up card.
- Your winnings will be credited to your account after play is complete.
- You will lose your bet amount for each losing hand.
Jokers Wild will always play a one-hand game unless you intervene. Note that when you place a bet on Jokers Wild your bet amount is accepted on a PER HAND basis. The more hands you have selected the greater the amount you need to bet. For example, if you have 10 hands selected and you bet $1, the overall bet amount will be $10. Use the Hands Button (+/-) to reduce/increase the number of hands you will play in the forthcoming game of Jokers Wild.
Placing a Bet
You must place a bet before a game of Jokers Wild can be played. Once the number of hands you want to play have been selected it is time to decide how much money to bet on each of them. Remember that bets are accepted on a per hand basis. To increase, or decrease, the amount you are going to bet on each hand, click the plus (+) or minus (-) buttons in the Bet box. The total bet amount for your forthcoming Jokers Wild game will be Bet multiplied by the number of hands you have chosen to play. For example, if you select $2 in the Bet box and you decide to play 20 hands then the total amount that will be bet on the next game will be $40. This is shown in the Total Bet box.
Dealing and General Play
Jokers Wild plays with a main hand and however many other hands you have selected (up to a maximum of 20). For example, if you are playing a three-hand game there will be a main hand (displayed above the Deal Button) and two additional hands displayed above the main hand. The main hand is bigger than other hands and is always the hand you play with. Whatever actions are applied to the main hand are ALWAYS duplicated on other hands.
The game uses one deck per hand which is reshuffled after each game.
Click the Deal Button to confirm your bet and turn over the first five cards.
At this point you need to decide whether to hold or discard cards in the main hand. To hold a card click on it. When you have clicked on all the cards you want to hold click the Deal Button again. Note, this will automatically discard any cards not held and these cards are replaced automatically in ALL hands. To "unhold" a card, click it again.
The cards you now have are your final hands. These may qualify for a payout based on the paytable shown to the right of the cards. If they don't, you lose your bet money. The winnings from all of your hands (if any) are added together to make a total win amount for the game. If you are entitled to a cash prize the Collect Button will blink. Click the Collect Button to automatically add the win amount to your account balance.
Jokers – If you get a Joker in your main or secondary hands, it will count as a wild card, which means it will substitute as the card that makes the highest paying hand with the other cards. Like other cards, a joker held in the main hand will be mirrored in the other hands.
Royal Flush – Wild and Natural – There are two types of Royal Flushes available in Jokers Wild. The top paying Royal Flush is a Natural, which means the A, K, Q, J, 10 of one suit with NO Joker present. There is a separate pay for a Royal Flush where the Joker is present and substitutes for one of the cards needed.
The Gamble Feature
If you are entitled to a cash prize after playing Jokers Wild you are given the option of gambling your winnings on a special 'double your money' feature game. This means that you will be given the chance to double your winnings. However, it also means there is a chance all your winnings will be lost. If you are entitled to a cash prize the Gamble Button will blink. Click the Gamble Button if you would like to play the 'double your money' feature game. Click the Collect button to collect your winnings. Click the Deal button to start a new game of Jokers Wild.
The 'double your money' feature game displays five cards. One will be face-up, the others will be face-down. The object of the game is to choose a face-down card that you think has a higher value than the displayed face-up card. When you have made your choice click on a face-down card, which then turns over and reveals its value. If the card you have chosen has a higher value your prize money is doubled and a new game of Jokers Wild begins. You are then invited to click the Deal Button again.
Note: You are only permitted to use the gamble feature twice per session.
If you lose the gamble game at any stage, you win nothing. All original winnings will be lost.
The Auto Hold facility automatically holds cards that will guarantee a win. This means the game will decide for you which are the best cards to hold. Click 'AUTO HOLD' to switch on/off.
Return to Player
This game has a Return to Player of 98.44%.
System malfunction voids all pays.
Jokers Wild is played with one 53 card deck (per hand selected). This equates to a regular 52 card deck + 1 Joker.