Joker Poker Rules & Strategy

Joker Poker Rules.

Joker Poker is played with a 53 card deck including the Joker. The Joker is wild and stands in for cards of any denomination and suit to complete a winning hand.

Joker Poker is a poker game where paying combinations begin with Kings or Better. Minimum and maximum payouts are set by the casino. A standard rate table is listed below:

Card Combinations Coin 1 Coin 2 Coin 3 Coin 4 Coin 5
Natural Royal Flush 750 1,500 2,250 3,000 5,000
Five of a Kind 200 400 600 800 1000
Joker Royal Flush 100 200 300 400 500
Straight Flush 50 100 150 200 250
Four of a Kind 17 34 51 68 85
Full House 7 14 21 28 35
Flush 5 10 15 20 25
Straight 3 6 9 12 15
Three of a Kind 2 4 6 8 10
Two Pairs 1 2 3 4 5
Kings or Better 1 2 3 4 5

Joker Poker Strategy.

If you have been dealt (with or without Joker) a royal flush, five of a kind, four of a kind, straight flush, full house, flush, or straight then hold all. Otherwise, make the most from the cards contained in your hand by using the following priorities:

When Joker is dealt:

  • One card to four of a kind
  • One card to straight flush
  • One card to inside straight flush
  • Two cards to three of a kind
  • One card to four card straight
  • Two cards to three card straight flush
  • One card to four card inside straight
  • One card to four card flush
  • Two cards to three card inside straight flush
  • Two cards to three card straight
  • Two cards to three card inside straight flush
  • Three cards to a pair

When Joker is not dealt:

  • One card to four of a kind
  • One card to royal flush
  • One card to straight flush
  • Two cards to three of a kind
  • One card to two pair
  • One card to flush
  • Two cards to royal flush
  • One card to straight
  • Two cards to straight flush
  • Three cards to pair
  • Three cards to royal flush
  • One card to inside straight
  • Two cards to straight flush
  • Three cards to straight flush
  • Two cards to flush
  • Two cards to straight
  • Three cards to flush

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