Joker Poker is a variation on the Jacks or Better version of video poker online. The main difference here is that the game is played with a 53 card deck, the extra card being a joker. It is a wild card and can be used in the place of any other card to make a winning hand. To account for the player’s extra edge, the lowest payout on the table is Kings or Better. The addition of the Joker also makes two other winning hands possible: the Joker Royal Flush and the Five of a Kind. There are five levels of betting and serious players should always bet the max because winnings are much more this way. As a general rule, never split up a winning hand in hopes of getting something higher. You can practice Joker Poker online for free or start playing instantly for real cash.