Joker Poker (Joker Wild) Video Poker

Joker Poker (Joker Wild)

Joker Poker (or Joker Wild in some softwares) is a Jacks or Better variation with one Joker in the deck acting as a wild. There are many variations of Joker Poker paytables. In addition the lowest winning hand in some versions of Joker Poker is Two Pairs instead of Pair of Kings. Usually the version with Pair of Kings has a smaller house edge so you should choose that game. Grand Virtual and Cantor Gaming softwares have Aces or Better version available.

Joker Poker House Edge and Variance

The return of most common Joker Poker paytable is 98.60%. Boss Media and Cryptologic casinos have slightly better paytable with 98.94% return. The standard deviation per hand of Joker Wild is 5.99. This value is close to standard deviation of Deuces Wild so these two games have about the same variance. Notice that the variance is higher than on Jacks or Better (4.42 SD per hand).