Microgaming’s exciting video poker variant Multi-hand Jacks or Better - Power Poker, as its name suggests, challenges players to play as many as 4, 10, 50 or 100 hands at a time depending on game version. The game is based on the rules of Jacks or Better; and the players’ aim is to create hand of five cards that contain a pair of Jacks or something better.
Multi-hand Jacks or Better
Players need only a basic understanding of how to create different varieties of poker hands in order to enjoy a game of Multi-hand Jacks or Better - Power Poker. Players must first make a bet as large as their bankrolls permit, choose the game version with different number of hands they wish to play and then hit the “Deal” button. Players with an eye on the top jackpot of 4,000 coins must bet maximum. As soon as players’ press the “Deal” button, the machine deals 4, 10, 50 or 100 hands of five cards each. Players are then free to retain the suitable cards and discard the unsuitable cards; and the machine will provide fresh cards in place of the discarded ones.
The game’s optional doubling feature challenges players who have just created a winning hand to double their payouts. Alternatively, players can just collect their winnings and quit the game. If players choose the doubling feature, they can continue using it till they have won a maximum of 2,000 coins. During the doubling game, the machine deals a hand of four face-down and one face-up card and prompts players to choose one of the face-down cards. If the value of the chosen card is more than that of the face-up card, players’ winnings will be doubled.
Multi-hand Jacks or Better - Power Poker is played with a standard deck of 52 cards, which are well-shuffled before each game. The video poker variant offers an attractive pay table, which offers the highest jackpot of 4,000 coins to the player who bets maximum and creates a Royal Flush. The next largest payouts of 250 coins and 125 coins can be won by creating a Straight Flush and a Four-of-a-Kind. The lowest payout of 5 coins for the maximum bet goes to a pair of Jacks or better. Players who receive a Flush, a Straight, a Straight Flush, or a Full House can hold all five cards and get paid 100 times.