Joker Poker is a relatively new video poker variant developed by Microgaming. The major difference between this title and many other video poker variants is that Joker Poker uses a 53 card deck rather than the standard 52 card deck which is used in many other video poker variants.
The extra card in this casino machine is the Joker which acts as the Wild card. As the Wild card, it can be used to replace any other card in order to give the gambler a better and more valuable hand. In order to learn more about this Microgaming title, players need to continue reading this review.
How to Play the Game?
Joker Poker is a video casino game that’s played almost exactly like any other video poker game. At the start, the player is dealt five cards. In total, the game has two rounds meaning that the gambler has decisions to make when dealt the first five cards.
Depending on the hand that the player has, the gamer can either opt to close the game (if the hand is valuable) or is often the case, the gambler will decide to hold some valuable cards while at the same time discard less valuable cartes.
When the player opts for the second option, s/he will hold the cartes that s/he thinks will help in completing a higher ranking hand. Once the gamer decides on the cards that s/he wants to hold and those to discard, the next step is to press the Deal button.
When the player clicks the Deal button, he will be dealt new cards depending on the number of cards s/he decided to discard.
If the player is satisfied with the new hand, then s/he has to close the game, but if the gambler still needs feels that s/he can get a better hand, then the player is free to repeat the above step.
However, players need to note that they have only two chances hence the outcome of the second chance is final.
After closing a game or if gamers have used all their chances, they are rewarded if their final hand includes any of the following:
- Kings or Better,
- Two Pairs,
- Three of a Kind,
- Full House,
- Four of a Kind,
- Straight Flush,
- Five of a Kind,
- Natural Royal Flush.
Players need to note that they can only use the Joker to replace any other card if they are dealt the Joker in the first place.
If from the first five cards the player is not dealt a Joker, then s/he has to discard some cards to press the Deal button in search of the Wild.