Joker Wild Double Up Video Poker Game Tutorial
Video poker Joker Wild Double Up is a single player, 1, 5, 10 or 25 hands video poker game that can be played on different bet levels and with various coin values. The special game features of the game are the Joker Wild extra card (that substitutes for all other cards to make winning poker hand combinations), the extra Kings or Better poker hand and the Double Up gamble feature with which players can double their game round winnings up to 5 times. In this tutorial (for the sake of clarity) of we explain the game play of the 1 hand version of Jacks or Better Double Up.
Although based on the same traditional poker (card) game (in which players need to form certain ‘poker hands’ out of 5 dealt cards) video poker Joker Wild Double Up is quite different from other Netent video poker games. To the traditional deck of 52 cards a Joker Wild is added that will substitute for any other card to create the highest poker hand possible. The addition of the Joker Wild as a 53-rd card also means the possible poker hands are different. Besides this Joker Wilde Double Up video poker has Kings or Better as an extra poker hand.
How to Play Joker Wild Double Up Video Poker
Joker Wild Double Up poker Hands
In order from most to less value the poker hands used in Joker Wild Double Up video poker are:
- Natural Royal Straight Flush: A, K, Q, J, 10 from the same suit.
- Five of a kind: 4 cards with the same value plus a Joker Wild
- Royal Straight Flush: A, K, Q, J, 10 from the same suit with help from a Joker Wild
- Straight Flush: 5 consecutive cards from the same suit (8, 9, 10, J and Q of clubs for example)
- Four of a Kind: 4 cards with the same value (5, 5, 5, 5 for example)
- Full House: 3 cards of the same value and two cards of the same value (5, 5, 5 and J, J for example)
- Flush: 5 cards from the same suit (5 clubs for example)
- Straight: 5 consecutive cards from different suits
- Three of a Kind: three cards with the same value (5, 5, 5 or J, J, J for example)
- Two Pair: 2 x a pair (5, 5 and J, J for example)
- Kings or Better: a pair of Kings or a pair of Aces
Joker Wild Double Up Video Poker Bet Limits
As stated in Joker Wild Double Up video poker both the bet level as well as the coin value to play with can be adjusted. You can choose from a bet level from 1 up to 5 and coin values (in the 1 hand version) of 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, 1 euro, 2 euros, 5 euros, and 10 euros. The bet level represents the amount of coins that is wagered on each hand. Therefore the minimum and maximum bet of the 1 hand version of video poker Joker Wild Double Up can be calculated as follows:
Minimum bet: bet level 1 x coin value 10 cents = 0.10 euro
Maximum bet: bet level 5 x coin value of 10 euro = 50 euros
Note: the minimum and maximum possible bet per game round depends on the amount of hands (1, 5, 10 or 25) with which is played.
Pay Table / Win Plan
The values of each poker hand in Joker Wild Double Up (the amount of coins the hands are worth) can be found in the pay table of the game. In the 1 hand version the pay table is displayed in the center of your screen and in the multiple hands versions it can be displayed at will by clicking the PAYTABLE button (on the right-hand side of the screen). The pay table shows from left to right what a certain poker hand will pay out (coin value x a certain multiplier) on the bet levels 1 up to 5.
On the left-hand side of the play screen a table shows after each game round which and how many times one or more poker hands are formed and how many coins they will pay according to the bet level that was played on. When playing the 1 hand version the table will logically always show 1 x the poker hand coin value but when playing multiple hand versions of the game various poker hands simultaneously can be formed that each have to pay out their poker hand value in coins.
The highest valued poker hand In Joker Wild Double Up video poker is a Natural Royal Straight Flush, in which ‘natural’ stands for ‘without help from a Joker Wild’. This poker hand will pay out coin value x 4000 when the game round was played on the highest bet level. The poker hand with the least value is Kings or Better that will pay out coin value x 1 when played on the lowest level.
Like in all Netent video poker games a number of settings of Joker Wild Double Up video poker can be adjusted to your liking too. You can find these settings under the 3 little buttons at the bottom left of the play screen:
- Under the button with the question mark icon the game rules can be found
- With the button with the speaker icon the volume of the sounds can be adjusted
Under the button with the wrench icon the following additional settings can be adjusted:
- Sound Effects: turns the sound effects on or off
- Fast Play: turns the fast play mode on or off
- Always play “Double Up”: turns the Double Up feature permanently on
- Never play “Double Up”: turns the Double Up feature permanently off
- Game History (not available in practice games): shows the player’s game history
Joker Wild Double Up Video Poker Manual
Playing video poker Joker Wild Double Up starts by adjusting the game rounds configurations such as setting the amount of hands that are played with per round, the bet level (amount of coins wagered) and the coin value.
These settings can be adjusted by clicking on the arrows on either sides of the HANDS, LEVEL and COIN VALUE displays. Note: as soon as BET LEVEL is adjusted the values depicted in the two pay tables are adjusted too.
When starting a game round by clicking the MIDDLE ROUND BUTTON 5 cards are dealt to the player. If right away a poker hand can be formed, the cards making part of the hand will automatically be held. If no cards are automatically held the player must choose (by clicking on them) which cards must be kept (clicking again will deselect held cards).
By subsequently clicking the middle button again the ‘draw’ will take place, which means all cards that weren’t held are replaced for new cards to form the final hand.
After the draw the pay table on the left-hand side will show which hand(s) how many times were formed and how many coins they will each pay out according to the bet level that was played with. The eventual payout therefore is the amount of poker hands formed x their value in coins x the coin value.
Video poker Joker Wild Double Up has the Double Up special game feature with which a player can double a game round winning up to 5 times. After a winning game round the GAMBLE button can be clicked, after which the Double Up feature will open. The player is dealt 5 cards face-down and needs to guess, by clicking the red or black button, which color the next card will be. If the player guessed right, the winnings are doubled and this can be repeated another 4 times. If however the player is wrong all winnings are lost. The player can stop the Double Up feature whenever desired, collect the winnings and return to the main game.