Deuces Wild Strategy Cheat Sheet

Due to the popularity of our jacks or better video poker strategy card, we decided that our readers would love this one as well: the Deuces Wild Video Poker Cheat Sheet.

Since all of the video poker games have a unique set of rules, the best strategy to use for Deuces Wild Video Poker is much different than all other forms of video poker out there.

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The Deuces… They’ve Gone Wild!

Unlike Jacks or Better video poker, all 2’s are wild in Deuces Wild (hence the name), meaning they can substitute for any other card in the deck.  In other words, f you have at least one 2 in your hand, you are guaranteed to have at least a pair.

As you can see, having the 2’s is key to making big hands in Deuces Wild Video Poker.  Because the 2’s become so important to Deuces Wild strategy, the cheat sheet is broken down into 4 sections: four 2’s, three 2’s, two 2’s, one 2, and no 2’s.  By dividing the strategy card in this manner, you can quickly find the perfect play on the cheat sheet for your situation.

How To Use the Deuces Wild Cheat Sheet

Using the Deuces Wild strategy card is exactly the same as using the Jacks or Better strategy card.  All of the hands are ranked from the best hand to the worst hand on the cheat sheet.  All you have to do is find the highest hand on the cheat sheet, and choose to keep the corresponding cards through to the draw.

Here is a step by step breakdown:

  1. Start playing a Deuces Wild video poker machine and receive your starting hand.
  2. Once you have your hand, check how many 2’s you have.
  3. Look to the corresponding section of the strategy card.
  4. Find the highest ranked hand.
  5. On the video poker mahine, choose to keep the cards that make that hand.
  6. Click on “DRAW”.


That’s it!  You have made the best possible move based on the cards you were given to start the game.

For an illustrated walkthrough of how to pick the best hand, see the Jacks or Better video poker cheat sheet post.

What games would you like a strategy card for? Let me know in the comment section below and the top suggestions will be made into a free downloadable cheat sheet!

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