How To Play
Jacks or Better 4-Line is a very simple game. All you have to do is put together the best possible poker hand to win a payout. The game uses the standard hands and takes very little time to learn.
At the start of each round you need to set your bet. First you need to select a coin size and then you need to choose how many coins to bet per round, from one to five. Use the ‘Bet One’ button to add a single coin to each hand or save time and use the ‘Bet Max’ button to quickly bet five coins per hand and deal the cards.
Above the cards you can see the paytable listing the hand types and their payouts. The paytable has five columns and these columns correspond to how many coins you are betting. For instance, if you are betting one coin then you are playing for the first column, bet three coins to pay for the middle column, and five coins to play for the rightmost column.
When you are happy with your bet click on ‘Deal’ to receive the first five cards. You then need to choose which cards to hold. Any cards that you do hold are held across all four hands, so if you are dealt a winning hand then you can be sure of winning four times. The game will automatically hold any cards that form a winning hand, but you can change this by clicking on the relevant cards. After deciding which cards to hold click on ‘Deal’ again to replace the remaining cards. You will then be paid out for any winning hands.
The lowest winning hand is Jacks or Better and it is followed by Two Pair, Three of a Kind, Straight, Flush, Full House, Four of a Kind, Straight Flush and a Royal Flush.
After winning you will be given the choice of ‘Double’, ‘Double Half’ or ‘Collect’. The first two options give you the chance to bet your winnings, or half of your winnings, to try to double the payout. You are shown a face-up card and need to pick from four facedown cards to find one that is higher in value. If you pick correctly then you can keep repeating the process until you hit the game’s double up limit.
As explained above, the payouts change according to how many coins you have bet. If you are betting one coin per hand then Jacks or Better pays 1x, Two Pair pays 2x, Three of a Kind pays 3x, Straight pays 4x, Flush pays 6x, Full House pays 9x, Four of a Kind pays 25x, Straight Flush pays 50x, and a Royal Flush pays 250x.
If you are playing with more than one coin then the payouts are multiplied by how many coins you have bet. For instance, if you are playing with three coins then a Flush would pay 18x (6 x 3). This rule is true for all hands except for the Royal Flush, which offers a boosted payout of 4000x if you are betting five coins per hand.