How To Play
If you have ever played five-card draw then you will realise that Jacks or Better 50-Line is a very simple game. All you need to do is form the best possible poker hand, but you are playing fifty hands at the same time.
Before the cards are dealt you need to set your coin size using the plus and minus buttons, and then set how many coins you want to bet per hand, between one and five. There is a ‘Bet One’ button to add one coin to the bet and a ‘Bet Max’ button to allow you to quickly place the maximum bet.
If you click on the ‘Paytable’ button then you will see the different winning hands and how much they payout. The paytable has five columns and these columns correspond to the number of coins bet per hand. For instance, if you bet three coins per hand then you are playing for the middle 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. If you hold a card then you will see that it is held across all fifty hands. Thanks to this, if you have a winning hand then you can be sure of winning fifty payouts. 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 can play a Double Up game. You are offered 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 5x, Full House pays 8x, 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 Three of a Kind would pay 9x (3 x 3). This rule is true for all hands except the Royal Flush, which offers a boosted payout of 4000x if you are betting five coins per hand.