There is nothing we love more than a good merging of souls, and nothing does it quite like Reel Play Jacks. Also known as Reel Play Poker Jacks or Better, this game has everything that is right with video poker games and slot machines. The geniuses of software developer Microgaming decided to combine the best of both worlds for this fantastic video slot game, so fans of both casino games will never have to choose between the two again! Are you intrigued? Read on.
This unique and justifiably popular online slot boasts all of the best qualities of an online video poker game , played on a 5 reeled game, which makes a traditional poker hand of Jacks or Better . One might even say you will not see the difference between the video poker version and the slot game version straight away. Unsurprisingly, the symbols of the game are made up of playing cards, set against the traditional blue background. All suits and values are included and have been given different colours to recognise them a little bitter. Diamonds are blue, hearts are red, clubs are green and spades are black.
As for pay lines, the slot contains 20 adjustable ones, which are nicely displayed on either side of the reels. With Reel Play Jacks, players can choose the amount they want to bet and how many paylines they want to enable. You can join the fun for only 0.01 per spin or bet the maximum of 100 per spin (5 per line). This would of course be necessary in order to win the maximum amount. Regardless of your budget, we recommended enabling all pay lines in order to not miss out on any winning combinations.
The slot does not offer any form of scatter symbol or wild symbol, which would have been a nice extra considering it’s the slot machine version of the game. But despite that, Reel Play Jacks or Better is a brilliant game that has joined two forces: slots and video poker. Players will actually appreciate the one and only bonus feature the slot does have. Just like in video poker, players have the choice to hold the reels to stick with a particular card, spin again and see if a winning hand comes up on one of the 20 adjustable pay lines. This is similar to a re-spin seen in other slot games and means that this game grants better odds to the player than regular slot games.
Offering a jackpot worth a considerable amount (16,000) and a neat return to player rate of 96,92%, it's a welcomed change to both traditional forms of online gambling, and a great game for all casino fans.
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