A game variation that is played for high unless there is no player who has a pair of Jacks or a hand better than a pair of Jacks in the first round of betting, in which case the game is changed from a high game to a specified version of lowball.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Any version of lowball may be applied in Jacks Back, though it is most commonly played using Ace-to-Five lowball or Deuce-to-Seven lowball rules rather than Ace-to-Six lowball rules.
EXAMPLE: "We were playing Jacks Back and I had a really great low hand. Unfortunately, one of my opponent qualified with a pair of Queens so we had to play that hand for high. I quickly folded when that opponent bet."
APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues
SYNONYMS: Jacks and Back, Jacks and Reverse
RELATED TERMS: Ace-to-Five Lowball, Ace-to-Six Lowball, Deuce-to-Seven Lowball, Lowball, Openers, or Better - [Hand Value] or Better, Qualifier