Double Jackpot Poker Guide
Double Jackpot video poker is a variation of Jacks or Better draw poker with special bonus payouts for Four Aces, Four matching face cards with an Ace or other face card, Four Kings, Queens or Jacks, and any Four-of-a-Kind. Any winning hand allows you to play the Double or Nothing Bonus Round, that never ends until you want to stop. Get these bonus codes to increase your chances. Playing more credits per round will increase your payouts on winning hands.
How to Play Double Jackpot Poker
Double Jackpot Poker is a variation of draw poker. Receive five cards from the Dealer, and then choose which cards to keep. Replace the remaining cards for new ones to build your final hand. You win if you build a hand consisting of a pair of Jacks or better. There are special Four-of-a-Kinds that give you jackpot-style payouts.
The possible winning hands are, by rank:
- Royal Flush
- Straight Flush
- Four Aces
- Four Kings, Queens, or Jacks w/ Ace, King, Queen, or Jack
- Four Kings, Queens, or Jacks
- Four 2–10 Four 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 6's, 7's, 8's, 9's, or 10's
- Full House
- Three of a Kind
- Two Pair
- Jacks or Better
Wild Cards in Double Jackpot Poker
There are no wild cards in Silver Oak Casino's Double Jackpot Poker game.
The Double Jackpot Poker Bonus Round
Every time you build a winning hand playing Double Jackpot Poker, you get a chance to play the Double or Nothing Bonus Round. Click Yes and the Dealer's card is revealed. Choose a card, click Draw, and if the card reveal is higher than the Dealer's, you win double! Careful – it's tempting to keep doubling, but remember, the cards can be fickle... keep doubling at your own risk.
Playing Multi-Hand Double Jackpot Poker
When selecting to play Double Jackpot Poker, Silver Oak Casino offers you the opportunity to choose to play three, ten, 52 or even 100 hands at a time. The round of play is the same as the standard game – you get to keep the same cards you selected on all hands with all those other cards being replaced to make new hands. The opportunities for winning are so much better – you could even win all 100 hands at a time! Winning hands are highlighted in the multi-game version with the number of winning hands and payouts specified in the pay table.
Double Jackpot Poker Tips
- Playing for more credits (Max Bet) will increase your payouts on winning hands at Silver Oak Casino.
- Consider not keeping Two Pairs. It keeps you from possibly drawing a Three-of-a-Kind or Four-of-a-Kind, which have much higher payouts. However, some feel that if you think you can make a Full House, hold them as long as one of the Pairs is Jacks or Higher.
- Don't even think of keeping an unmatched high-ranking card when you only have a Pair. It blocks the possibility of building so many better hands, especially in multi-hand versions of the game.
- Particularly useful when playing multi-hand versions of Double Jackpot Poker, hold any hand featuring three cards in sequential order and replace the other cards. You now have three possibilities of winning multiple types of Straights.
Double Jackpot Poker Glossary
Bet: The amount of credits you wager to begin a round of play.
Bet One: Clicking this adds one credit to your wager each time it is clicked (up to five credits).
Bet Max: Clicking this adds the maximum wager of five credits and deals the cards automatically.
Draw Deal: Clicking this deals the cards after you place your bet or after you select the cards in your hand that you want to keep.
Four Aces: Hands consisting of four Aces with any unmatched card.
Four Kings, Queens, or Jacks w/ Ace, King, Queen, or Jack: Hands consisting of four Kings, Queens, or Jacks accompanied by any other Ace, King, Queen, or Jack.
Four Kings, Queens, or Jacks: Hands consisting of four Kings, Queens, or Jacks with any unmatched card.
Four 2–10: Hands consisting of four 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 6's, 7's, 8's, 9's, or 10's with any unmatched card.
Full House: Hands consisting of Three-of-a -Kind, plus a Pair – two cards of the same rank.
Flush: Hands consisting of five cards all from the same suit, but not in sequence.
Hold: Click on the cards you want to keep after the first deal. Click Draw Deal to replace the other cards.
Jacks or Better: Hands consisting of two cards of same rank that are Jacks or higher, with three unmatched cards.
Royal Flush: Hands consisting of the Ten, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace of the same suit.
Straight: Hands consisting of five cards in sequential order, but not from the same suit.
Straight Flush: Hands consisting of five cards of the same suit in sequential order.
Three-of-a-Kind: Hands consisting of three cards of the same rank, and two unmatched cards.
Two Pair: Hands consisting of two matching sets of two cards of the same rank, but not Four-of-a-Kind, with one unmatched card.
History of Double Jackpot Poker
Around the same time as personal computers appeared in the marketplace in the 1970s, the first video poker games were launched. Draw Poker launched in 1979 by International Game Technology, which quickly became popular with casino gamblers.
Players in traditional casinos thought video poker was easier to learn, and less intimidating, so in the 1980s, more space was dedicated to the game at traditional casinos. The popularity for video poker grew as better quality machines with improved graphics and speed were introduced.
When Video Poker was adapted for use on the internet early in the 1990s, players started playing online using their home computers because it was simple to play and very convenient. Since there were no expenses or travel costs involved going to a casino, players saved money and that money could be spent on gambling.
Since then, as affordable broadband connections became installed in more and more homes, players began to explore the endless variations of online video poker. Now, more than 300,000 people play online video poker games world-wide every day.