hi and welcome to our instructional video that is designed to make you a smarter gambler my name is Steve Bourie. I’m the author of the American casino guide which is the number one bestselling book in the US on the subject of casino gambling.
One of the best games that you’re gonna find in the Entropay casino is video poker and one of the best games that you’ll find of the video poker games is a game called Jacks or Better And there are ten excellent reasons why you would choose the game called Jacks or Better. The first the ten good reasons is game availability it does you no good to learn how to play a video poker game then you arrive at the casino and you can’t find the game that you selected to play so availability is critical virtually every single casino that offers video poker will offer some version of Jacks or Better my favorite version because it has the highest expected return (called e.r.)
Is a game called 9/6 jacks or better. You can find it because everything pays the same for winning hands with two exceptions. The first exception in Jacks or better is the full hous. 9/6 pays 9 times each coin bet for a full house and six times each coin bet for a flush so you want to play that as opposed to one that pays 8 for a full house and five for a flush called 8/5. Keep in mind there are other versions available in the casino but you may not want to play them due to the expected return So availability is the first good reason to select Jacks or Better Reason number two is something called variance and the variance is also called the risk factor in the game so the risk factor relates to how long your bankroll with the money you brought the casino will last. Jacks or Better has a low variance something that’s a good thing for players If you’re playing 9/6 Jacks or Better variance is approximately 19.51 compared to say double double bonus 9/6 double double bonus has a variance of 41.98 and and that’s twice the risk to your bankroll.
If you want to hang on to your bankroll variance or volatility is extremely important and that is number two. The third good reason for choosing Jacks or Better is promotional equity. Promotional equity relates to how many entries you’ll get into a drawing. The more tickets you have the more entry tickets that you have the better your odds are of winning the coveted prize so you want increased equity or an increased number of drawing tickets Since the variance is low as described in reason number two you’ll be able to play longer on the given bankroll casinos determine how many entry tickets by something called coin in which is the amount of money you run through the gaming device. You will run through approximately twice as much money on a given bankroll say a hundred dollars with jacks or better than you will on a high-risk game like double double bonus. Thus, you increase the number of tickets you have and I call that your promo equity.
The fourth good reason to select Jacks or Better play is increased comps. We all want to have increased comps which is giving you free food or free show tickets or anything the casino maybe offering you will get double on a given bankroll than you will for high-risk game like double-double bonus that I’ve been using in the other examples So if you take say a hundred dollars with you to play in the casino you might get twenty dollars in comps if you choose Jacks or Better whereas you would only have ten dollars in comps the odds are if you chose high-risk game like double-double bonus. The more coin in, the higher your comps will be.
Reason number five that you would select Jacks or better is more cash. There are two kinds of cash that you can collect the first is called bounce-back cash that comes to you in the mail and it’s to entice you to come to the casino you’ll get more bounce back cash by increasing the amount of coin in that you have on a given bankroll and also second kinda cash is of course the slot club points you cash in your slot club points if you have double the number of points by choosing a low risk game like Jacks or Better you will get double the amount of cash back when you go to collect your slot Club points. Reason number six is something relatively new we find in casinos today they now give cards indicating levels They’ll have low roller, medium level and a high roller sometime they’ll have even more levels.
For you the player it’s best to have the highest level possible!