Deuces Wild Poker Guide
Deuces Wild Poker is a variation of single-player video poker where the object of the game is to score a winning hand using 2's as a wild card. Wild cards can substitute for any other card in the deck. After every win, enjoy a Double or Nothing Bonus Round.
How to Play Deuces Wild Poker
The object of the game is to build the best possible poker hand. Choose how many hands you intend to play at the same time. Make your wager by selecting the chips for this round.
Determine the amount you want to pay per hand under the "Deuces Wild" logo, then, click Bet One or Bet Max (Bet Max equals five coins) and the dealer draws your cards. Click on each card to save the cards you want to hold, and then click Draw Deal to swap out the cards. This is now your completed poker hand.
You win when you build any of the following hands:
- Royal Flush
- Four Deuces
- Wild Royal with Two's
- Straight Flush
- Full House
Wild Cards in Deuces Wild Poker
2's (also known as deuces) are used as wild cards in Deuces Wild Poker. They can substitute for any other card in the deck. Using 2's as a wild card is the only way to build certain winning hand combinations, such as Wild Royal with 2's, and any Five-of-a-Kind.
The Deuces Wild Bonus Round
After every winning hand, the Double or Nothing Bonus Round pops up. If you're brave enough to put your winnings for the round at risk, click Yes. The Dealer's card is shown and you have the option of choosing one of the four face-down cards. Click Deal and if your card is higher, your winnings are doubled. The deuce is higher than any other card when determining a winner during the bonus round.
Playing Multi-Hand Deuces Wild Poker
Choose between three hands, ten hands, 52 hands, or 100 hands to play at one time. Playing multiple hands of Deuces Wild Poker at a time provides you with the best opportunity to win because of the many end results, instead of just one. The potential to earn big money is greatly increased. After the round is finished, all winning hands are highlighted and the pay table shows the number of winning hands with their payouts.
Deuces Wild Poker Tips
Do's & Don'ts For One-Hand Play:
- Never discard a Deuce. It's the only card to hold, ever, by itself.
- Don't keep a high-ranked single card with a pair.
- Don't break a Flush even if you think you can possibly convert it to a Straight Flush with the right deal.
- Do break a Flush if it can be converted to a Royal Flush.
- Don't break a Straight in hopes of building a Straight Flush.
- Don't keep Two Pairs. You lose the opportunity of drawing a Four-of-a-Kind.
- Always keep a Pair over a 4-card Flush or Straight.
Tips For Multi-Hand Play:
- If you are dealt a hand featuring three cards in sequence and one other one card away, like 8-9-10-Q-3, hold everything but the three. The potential of getting a straight are higher.
- If you are dealt a pair or higher along with a few workable sequential cards, such as J-J-10-Q-5, keep everything except the five. This hand has the potential to win Jacks or Better, plus you also may be dealt a Three-of-a-Kind if you get another Jack; and Two Pair if you are dealt a second Ten or Queen.
- Max Bet as often as possible. This increases your payouts exponentially.
Deuces Wild Poker Glossary
Below are common terms that you will come across while playing Deuces Wild Poker.
Bet: The wager you risk during a round.
Bet Max: Betting option that bets the largest number of coins allowed per round.
Discard: A previously dealt card that is currently out of play.
Five-of-a-Kind: Four cards of one rank plus a wild card, such as 9-9-9-9-2. It scores higher than a Straight Flush but lower than a Wild Royal with Two's.
Flush: Five cards in the same suit, but not in a sequence such as Q-6-4-3-8 of Spades. It ranks higher than a Straight but lower than a Full House.
Four Deuces: A Four-of-a-Kind made up of all four "2" Wild Cards with any unmatched card, such as 2-2-2-2-J. It ranks above a Wild Royal and below a Royal Flush.
Four-of-a-Kind: A Four-of-a-Kind hand has four cards of one rank, and an unmatched card of another rank, such as 10-10-10-10-5. It scores higher than a Full House but lower than a Straight Flush.
Full House: Three matching cards of one rank, and two matching cards of another rank, such as 9-9-9-6-6. It scores below a Four-of-a-Kind and above a Flush.
Hand: The five cards dealt to you that you are currently playing.
Hold: Option used to keep cards in your hand. Clicking Draw will cause the Dealer to replaces all the other cards not marked "Hold".
Royal Flush: A natural Ace-high Straight Flush (A-K-Q-J-10). It is the highest ranking hand in Deuces Wild Poker.
Straight: Five cards in order, but not all in the same suit, like 10-9-8-7-6. In Deuces Wild Poker, the Ace can't be played as both a high and low card at the same time: 4-3-2-A-K is not considered a Straight. It scores higher than a Three-of-a-Kind but lower than a Flush.
Straight Flush: Five cards in sequence and all in the same suit, such as Q-J-10-9-8 of Clubs.
Three-of-a-Kind: Three cards of the same rank, plus two unmatched cards that have no value, for example, J-J-J-8-3. It is the lowest scored hand in Deuces Wild Poker.
Wild Royals with 2's: An Ace-high Straight Flush (A-2-Q-J-2) that uses one or more deuces as wild cards. It ranks higher than a Five-of-a-Kind and lower than Four Deuces.
History of Deuces Wild Poker
The first video poker slot machines came into being around the same time as computers in 1970. In 1979, when Draw Poker was first introduced by International Game Technology, Video Poker became very popular.
In the 1980s, players in casinos were attracted to them because they thought video poker was less intimidating than casino tables. Their popularity grew with technology improvements and better quality machines.
In the 1990s, the introduction of the internet helped the game grew more popular. Players could play in the privacy of their own homes in cities where there were no casinos. High speed, broadband internet connections helped players around the world explore a large variety of online casino games. In online casinos, more than 300,000 people play video poker every day.
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