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============================================== Thursday, October
24, 2002 Joker's Wild by Gayle
I would like to
introduce you this week to Gayle Mitchell, if you don't already know her.
Gayle is the nation's leading female expert of casino gambling, author of
Casino Gambling Made Easier books, e-books, booklets, worldwide casino
travelogue & Slots Trilogy.
Mitchell has written many newspaper, magazine and Internet articles. Gayle
is the editor for three online gaming newsletters including Casino Players
She has been a guest on over 700 radio/TV shows across the U.S. and Canada,
presenter of Intelligent Gambling & Wager Management workshops and Hot Slots
seminars at community colleges & Las Vegas. Originally from Toronto,
Ontario, Canada, Mitchell now lives in Las Vegas.
Gayle has graciously
granted Let's Talk Winning to publish one of her articles, which is our main
subject of this newsletter and here it is:
by Gayle Mitchell
We have briefly covered the game of Jokers Wild in a past article, however
this time an expanded strategy report is offered for this full-pay VP
The majority of your hands will look like those on a Jacks+ machine, but
don't fall into the trap of using the same Jacks+ strategy play.
First up, the full-pay Jokers Wild pay schedules will be 7/5 machines, 7
coins for a full house and 5 coins for a flush.
There are two versions out there: one returns money on both a pair of aces
and a pair of kings, the other requires at least two pair before any money
is paid out.
The first version is the more desirable pay schedule. These strategies for
Jokers, unlike Jacks+, reflect the wild card, a 53-card deck, and the
--hold pat hands of full house or better
--break a paying flush for a 4-card royal or 4-card open straight flush
--break 3/kind for any 4-card straight flush
--break a pair of aces or kings for a 3-card or better straight flush (must
be consecutive) or any 4-card flush
--none of the above, draw to the joker alone.
--hold two pair or better except break a flush for any 4-card royal draw and
break a straight for any 4-card straight flush or royal draw.
--break a pair of aces or kings for 3-card royal draw or better unless the
possible royal includes an ace and not a king. You may get paid by pairing
the ace and/or king.
--break low pair for 4-card FL or open ended 3-card SF
--break any pair for any 4-card SF
--hold any 4-card straight or any 3-card straight flush, if consecutive,
discarding small pair for the larger payout.
--hold A-K of same suit
--hold suited faces K-Q, K-J, K-10, Q-J, Q-10, or J-10.
--hold any ace, king or ace-king combo.
Go for a straight flush whenever possible, for the larger return.
With this game, straight flushes and royal flushes, with wild card
opportunities, are many more than Jacks +. Don't be reluctant 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; however,
holding the joker alone can give you four new cards and a win.
Keep a lower pair over the possibility of pulling a joker for a four-card
straight, especially an inside straight.
Although wild card games are the only games in which it is suggested to hold
an inside straight, in this case the payout for the straight has been
reduced from four to three,
not very profitable, so keep the pair only.