Supa Jax Poker by Microgaming is a progressive Jacks or Better video poker that pays on all hands equaling or ranking above a pair of Jacks. You have the chance to win a 3000 coin jackpot by getting a Royal Flush. All standard poker hands are used to determine payouts during the game. However, the game also includes an unusual new feature. It comes complete with a progressive jackpot which is paid out on a hand of 4 Jacks plus the special Supajax card, provided that all 5 coins have been played.
The Supa Jax jackpot is currently worth $33,129 (at the time of writing). On average, this jackpot pays out $48,942 every 41 days. It was last hit on 3rd May 2016, awarding $48,299 at that time. If you wager less than 5 coins, you can still win other prizes, but you will not win the progressive jackpot if you get 4 jacks and a Supa Jax.
What is SupaJax game about?
Supa Jax is a progressive video poker game that takes the usual variant of video poker played in casinos and gives it a little twist and adds some interesting features. The Supa Jax Poker progressive starts at a seeding fund of 10,000 and over time can increase considerably beyond that with the highest every progressive win reported to be around 92,000. What this means is that the Supa Jax Progressive does pay out relatively frequently, which can only be a good thing for progressive jackpot hunters.
The game itself is played in the same way as all video poker titles play out. As mentioned above you start the game by picking your stake size which can range from 1.00 up to 5.00 in increments of 1.00. Be careful what you play for however as unless you play the maximum bet of 5.00 per hand, you will not be eligible to win the progressive jackpot.
How to play Supa Jax Progressive Jackpot?
When you’ve selected your stake, hit the deal button and you’ll receive your first five cards. Now you can select which of the five cards you want to hold to create the best possible poker hand. The cards you want to keep can he held, while those you want to get rid of are discarded.
Then when you have made your selections, click the deal button again and the cards you discard will be replaced with fresh cards from the pack. Your hand is then analysed and if you have managed to achieve a winning hand, you are paid out at the rate indicated on the pay table for the strength of the poker hand you have achieved. If you do not achieve the minimum hand, you lose the bet. Once completed, the game then begins again with you making a fresh wager.
That’s pretty much how almost all versions of Video Poker play out and the game-play seldom differs from one game to the next, but there are a couple of variations within the Supa Jax progressive that you do need to know about.
What are the features in Supa Jax Progressive Jackpot?
First thing you will see is that your traditional 52-card deck used for the game is actually a 53-card deck in Supa Jax thanks to the addition of the Supa-Jax card to the pack. This card is important as its value is only evident when it comes to landing the progressive jackpot.
The second thing to note about Supa Jax is that when you win some money, you can gamble that win in the hope of doubling your money through the gamble feature. Here, the dealer will draw a card from the pack and you have to select one from four cards in order to beat the dealer’s card. Do so successfully and you’ll double your money.
Finally, the other quirk in the game is that the Royal Flush is not the top ranked poker hand in the game. Instead, a hand consisting of each of the four jacks of each suit, plus the Supa Jax additional card is regarded as the highest in the game. Landing this combination of cards, when you have made the maximum in game bet of 5.00 coins, is the only way to trigger the progressive jackpot.
Speaking of payouts, it’s important to note how much you’ll be paid for each win. As with all games the payout table is scaled so that you will generally win five times more if you wager the maximum amount of five coins, as opposed to the minimum amount of one.
The maximum win if you wager the minimum one coin is 250 for a Royal Flush, however with a 5 coin bet, that increases to 3,000 , the only payout that isn’t five times the size of the minimum bet. Payouts begin with hands of a pair of jacks or better which will see you earn your stake money back and progress right up to a Royal Flush and beyond that, the Supa Jax hand of 4 jacks and the Supa Jax card.
Whenever you put together a winning hand, you will have the option to go for the Gamble Bonus. Click Yes if you would like to take a daring Double or Nothing chance on multiplying your win for the round times 2. With this fun option, you’ll see the Dealer’s card face up. Choose one of the 4 cards you are shown in face down position. The Draw button reveals your choice. If your card beats the Dealer’s, your winnings will be doubled.
How to win Supa Jax Progressive Jackpot?
Supajax is played with a 52 card deck with the addition of one Supajax card. You will use all cards dealt to create the highest ranking poker hand, keeping in mind that a hand of 4 Jacks plus the Supajax card beats even a Royal flush in this game. You can discard and draw up to five cards as you build your hand. The game follows basic video poker rules; Jacks or higher start the payouts. The progressive jackpot amounting to a minimum 5 figures or more can only be won with the maximum 5 coins being played. If the player plays only 4 coins and gets a Supajax combination, they lose out and receive nothing. A Royal Flush made with a 5 coin wager pays out 3000 coins; bet 4 coins, and it pays only 1000 coins.