Mega Jacks - Progressive Help

Play Mega Jacks - Progressive

The object of Mega Jacks is to obtain a five-card poker hand that contains a winning combination. The better your hand, the bigger the payout (see the paytable on the machine). You choose how many and which of your cards are to be replaced. You may replace your cards only once.

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Game Type

  • Click Bet One or Bet Max to select the amount you wish to wager. Each click on the Bet One button increases your bet by 25¢. Pressing Bet Max increases your bet to the maximum amount possible – that is 5 x 25¢ – and deals the cards automatically. You can also click the appropriate column on the winnings table to specify your bet size.
  • Click Deal (if you did not press Bet Max).
  • Choose which cards you wish to keep by pressing the Hold button underneath the card, or by clicking on the card itself.
  • Click Deal to replace the cards that you did not choose to hold.
  • The lowest winning combination is a pair of Jacks: a pair of any lower cards (for example, Tens) is not a winning combination; a pair of any higher cards (for example, Queens) is a winning combination.
  • If you do not obtain a winning combination, the round is over and you can start over. If you do, see the next section.

Progressive jackpot
One of the possible wins in this game is the progressive Jackpot, built up by all the casinos that offer the game. A small percentage of each bet, by every person playing this game in each of many online casinos, is added to a common pot. When a player gets the right result, that player wins the entire Jackpot (in some games you can also win part of it).

After a Jackpot has been won, a new pot is started, with the casinos contributing a base amount of money (called a seed). This ensures that even if you get a Jackpot result in a game right after someone else has won the Jackpot, you will still get a large win.

Please note:

  • In some games you have to make a specific bet to be eligible for the Jackpot.
  • If you get disconnected in the middle of a game round, your game does not change the value of the Jackpot. The state of the game up to that point is remembered by the casino; the next time you log in you can finish your game round with the same odds and without placing a new bet.
  • If a Jackpot is being discontinued (a game is closed and removed from the casino client), you will be notified of it by the casino.

The Jackpot for this game works like this:

Seed (how much money the Jackpot starts out with): 1 250 x coin size
Contribution rate (what percentage of each bet goes into the Jackpot): 2%
Win condition (the result you have to get to win the Jackpot): Royal Flush
Win requirements (what you need to do to be eligible for the Jackpot): Play for max bet

Doubling
If you end up with a winning hand, you can accept the win (click Collect), or Double it. Should you choose to Double, the dealer draws a face up card and you are given 4 face-down cards to choose from. If you choose a card that turns out to be lower than the dealer's, you lose your original win. If the cards are equal, it is a tie, and you have the option to collect your original winnings (click Collect) or Double again. If your card is higher, you win double your original win amount. You then have the option to collect your winnings or Double again.

You can also choose to Double Half, which means you only double using half of your current winning amount, and deposit the rest into your balance. If your current winning amount cannot be evenly divided by two, it is split into two as equally as possible and the smaller half can be used for double up while the larger half is deposited to your balance. Double Half To shows the amount you would win, including the amount deposited into your balance.

You can move the Double window (if enabled in the Options) by dragging it with the mouse. Doubling is a separate game round, and can be viewed as such in the Game History. During doubling the Bet screen displays the amount wagered for doubling. The Win screen displays the win amount for the current round.


BUTTONS

Bet Max Bet five coins and deal the cards automatically
Bet One Bet one coin or increase the bet by one coin (up to a total of five)
Click Deal to receive your cards after that
Deal Deal a new hand, or replace cards that you didn't hold with new ones
Hold Select the cards you want to keep
Click the button again to release a card
Cards can also be held or released by clicking on them directly
When doubling, use these buttons to choose the card you want to play

The lower edge of the game window holds the casino toolbar. It contains the following:

  • Current balance

Your account balance. This is the money you can use to play the casino games.

  • Cashier

Clicking this button opens the Cashier window, where you can make deposits and withdrawals, see your transaction history, etc.

  • Play for Real Money

This button appears only in Fun or Offline Mode. Clicking it will take you to the Real Money account creation page. If you already have a Real Money account, it will take you to the Play for Real Money login screen.

  • Menu

Some popular functions are united under the Menu.

  • Clicking History (unavailable in Offline mode) will open the game history window, where you can see the details of recent game rounds.
  • Options opens the options dialog, where you can change various gameplay settings.
  • Help opens the help article that you are reading right now.
  • Online Support lets you contact a customer support specialist, if one is online.
  • Close

Clicking this button closes the game window and takes you back to the Lobby.


Paytable
The paytable shows the payouts for the winning combinations. To find the win amounts, multiply the payout shown in the paytable by the value of the selected coin. Number of coins increases from left to right: if you are betting one coin, use the leftmost column, if you are betting two coins use the second column from the left, etc. The rightmost column shows win amounts for Max Bet (five coins).


Shortcut keys
If you wish, you can press the following keys on your keyboard instead of clicking on the buttons on the screen.

Press this key To do this
TAB Highlight the next button on the screen
ENTER Select the button that is currently highlighted (equal to clicking on it)
SPACEBAR Place the same bet as last round and deal the cards
Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Hold cards. Number 1 holds the first card from the left; number 2 holds the second card from the left; etc
ESC Exit the game

Note on malfunctions: A malfunction voids all pays and plays.

Note on disconnections: If you are disconnected from the Internet in the middle of a game while playing for Real Money, please re-establish your Internet connection and log back into the casino. You will be automatically directed to the game that was interrupted so you can continue playing.