First up and most important, the full-pay Jokers Wild (JW) pay schedules will be 7/5 machines, with 7 coins for a Full House and 5 coins for a Flush.
There are two versions out there: one returns money on a pair of kings or better, the other requires at least two pair before there is a payout. The former is the more desirable, full-pay version so be sure to look for it.
These strategies for Jokers, unlike Jacks or Better, reflect the wild card, a 53-card deck, and the different payouts. This game is almost as volatile as Deuces Wild, where the original 5 cards dealt are discarded more often than Jacks or better.
If you don’t hold the Joker, keep three cards to a Royal Flush over a pair of aces or kings because of the higher payout. You could catch another ace or king and still be paid.
If three cards are consecutive cards for a Straight Flush, i.e., 5, 6, 7 of hearts, discard other cards, even a small pair, for the higher payback. If the cards aren’t consecutive, keep the small pair.
Finally, don’t be afraid to hold the joker alone. More than 3% of the time, you won’t be able to connect with a Straight, Flush, Straight Flush, or a high pair. But holding the joker only can give you four new cards and a win.
The 2001 Holiday Wrap-up
The WINNERonline team was gone for the holidays, but the online gambling world didn’t stop turning over Christmas. Here’s a quick wrap-up of things that have happened over the past two weeks.
The biggest news actually came out just as we headed off for the holidays. Progressive jackpot portal, Jackpot Madness, reached the amazing US$50 million mark in winnings.
“The vast number of people playing progressive Situs Judi Slot Online Terpercaya games at Microgaming-powered casinos have made this world record possible. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the thousands of players who helped us reach this landmark total,” said Marilyn Glazer, press agent for Jackpot Madness.
The record was achieved when Theresa W. hit the $190,553.47 jackpot playing Treasure Nile at 7 Sultans Casino. Theresa was the one thousand, eight hundred and fifty-second jackpot winner at Jackpot Madness.
In other news, Las Vegas Sands, Inc. (LVSI) was successful in its suit against the owners of the domain, www.sandsofthecaribbean.com. The World Intellectual Property Organization ruled that “the domain name is confusingly similar to the trademark…and (the defendant) lacks rights or legitimate interests in the domain name at issue.”
LVSI, which is associated with the Sands Expo and Convention Center, owns The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino and licenses the Sands name to the property of the same name in Atlantic City.
Boss Media has announced that it has signed a contract to supply Futura Internet Services Ltd. with English and German versions of its casino software package.
The new casino will be targeted at the German gaming market in particular. Futura currently works with a number of European news and shopping portals.
Finally, Online Gaming Systems, Ltd. has announced that it will launch the first online casino linked to the UnoDosTres.com television network. The new site is designed for the Latin American and Spanish-speaking markets, and will be licensed in Australia.