Jackpotjoy.com Launch UK's First Online 5 Hand Video Poker
By staff
Jackpotjoy.com, the largest online instant win gaming site in the UK have become the first site in the country to launch 5 Hand Video Poker, recognised to be the fastest growing game in Las Vegas. 5 Hand Video Poker is a browser-based Flash game, offering a high skilled gaming experience.

From a bet as small as £1, players can win anything up to £1600, due to the unique 'Double' feature giving an opportunity to double your winnings. For example, for a Royal Flush you win x800, giving you £800 for a £1 stake. If you choose to gamble to double your winnings, you could make that £1600, at no extra cost to you. The game can also be played for free, allowing players to win prize points, to be exchanged for prizes including digital cameras,

DVD players and weekend breaks.

Playing is easy. Select your stake and click deal. Then decide which cards you would like to hold for your next hand. Click 'Draw' to show all cards in the 5 hands. Your winning cards will be highlighted, and you'll be offered

the chance to double your winnings through predicting whether the next card dealt will be higher or lower. If you're new to poker, when a winning hand is dealt, the game even advises which cards to hold!

Within days of the game under-going a limited release for beta-testing, one lucky player won with a royal flush, winning £4000 on a £5 stake. In the testing period, over £50,000 was given away in prize money on the game. Now

the game has been fully launched, it is anticipated that £1 million will be won per month.

5 Hand Video Poker can be played on www.jackpotjoy.com, recently listed as one of the UK's top three online gambling sites by Hitwise. Jackpotjoy.com is built and managed by Gamesys, the UK's leading provider of online gaming and gambling sites.

Noel Hayden, MD of Gamesys said:

'Jackpotjoy.com 5 Hand Video Poker is the most exciting, fast paced poker game you'll find on any UK-based site. With skill, judgement and a cool head, you'll enjoy a better chance of winning big than with any other game

on the web.'


For more information on 5 Hand Video Poker, Jackpotjoy.com or Gamesys, please contact Steve Bustin at Vada Media on 020 7247 0668 or steve@vadamedia.co.uk.

Notes for Editors:

Gamesys was founded in February 2001 by a consortium of online gaming experts, and is Europe's leading developer and operator of online instant win games sites and gaming software. Through it's gaming site www.jackpotjoy.com, Gamesys pays out over £5 million in prizes every month

and manages over 150,000 regular players. Gamesys also provides online gaming sites for over 50 major brand partners. All Gamesys games are regulated and audited in the UK, providing added security and comfort to players and partners. See www.gamesys.co.uk for more information.

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