Jacks or Better Double Up
Jacks or Better Double Up
Video poker doesn’t get any more traditional than Jacks or Better and the Double Up version of the game is an online exclusive that comes to us exclusively from NetEnt. It can be summed up as being the iconic game with a few specialist NetEnt twists which are completely optional. This means that if you’re a video poker purist then you certainly won’t be disappointed and if you’re the kind of player that prefers to take advantage of the extra options that playing online affords, you’ll find all of them on here too.
Setting up the Game
The controls on NetEnt games are notoriously easy to use and it is safe to say that getting things up and running on Jacks or Better Double Up won’t cause anyone sleepless nights. The standard things to look out for, especially if playing a traditional game, are just the bet level and coin value. However, there is also a third option that more advanced players are sure to appreciate and this concerns the number of hands that are in play. All current NetEnt video poker games allow players to either play the original version or increase the number of hands in play to five, ten or 25.
As with older multi-hand games, including those previously available from NetEnt, the main hand, displayed in the middle of the screen, does have an influence over all the others. You’ll be dealt your cards as normal and will then be able to hold or discard them individually. However, any cards that you do choose to hold will also appear on every other active hand in the game. This effectively means that if you’re already holding a good hand, you can guarantee that you’ll be paid out on it multiple times and if you’re fishing for a card to complete your royal flush, you can take multiple shots at it.
Any winning hand, regardless of the prize amount, can be used to activate the gamble game using the button next to the “deal” icon. Five cards are displayed, with one being active, and you can decide on whether the card will be red or black when turned face up. Sure, it’s a lucky shot but it can be particularly useful to turn minor wins into something more significant.
The pay table is exactly what you’d expect, with a pair of jacks at the bottom and the royal flush at the top, so if you’re already familiar with Jacks or Better then Double Up is the one to get playing on! It’s ready to play right now here on this page, all with no registration or deposit, and the real money version can be found at our selected partners, which we’ve listed in the sidebar of this review.