Loose Deuces Poker Guide
Loose Deuces Poker is a variation of the single-player five-card draw video poker game. Your goal is to build the best winning hand possible from your starting hand while taking advantage of Deuces as wild cards. There are special payouts for Four Deuces, Wild Royal with 2's, and Five-of-a-Kind. Multiple hands can be played at one time and Double-or-Nothing Bonus Rounds can add up big winnings quickly.
How to Play Loose Deuces Poker
The object of the game is to build the best possible poker hand from the five-card set dealt to you by the Dealer. Open the game by selecting the number of hands you want to play per round. Add credits by clicking on the chips. Choose Bet One or Bet Max to maximize your winnings, then click Deal to start the round. The cards are dealt then click the cards you want to keep. Clicking Deal again discards the cards not selected and replaces them with new cards. This is the completed round of play.
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 Loose Deuces Poker
The Two cards (also known as Deuces) are used as wild cards in Loose Deuces Poker. They can substitute for any other card in the deck. Build special winning hand combinations, such as a Wild Royal with 2's, and any Five-of-a-Kind, which can only be built by using wild cards.
The Loose Deuces Bonus Round
The Double-or-Nothing Bonus Round pops up every time you build a winning hand. Try to double your winnings by clicking Yes. You are shown the Dealer's card and then you select any of the remaining face-down cards. Click Deal and your card is revealed. If it ranks higher than the Dealer's card, you double your money. You keep trying to double the winnings, but every time you do, you risk losing it all.
Playing Multi-Hand Loose Deuces Poker
Playing the multi-hand versions of Loose Deuces Poker provides you with the greatest potential to win because of the multiple end results you build, instead of only one. The odds of winning big money are greatly increased. Instead of playing one hand at a time, try three hands, ten hands, 52 hands, or 100 hands to play at a time. After each round is finished, your winning hands are highlighted and the pay table shows the number of hands and their payouts.
Loose Deuces Poker Tips
When Playing One Hand at a Time:
- Don't discard a Deuce wild card. It's the only card you should ever hold when discarding four cards.
- Don't hold a high-ranked single card with only a pair. It lowers your odds of getting at least a Three-of-a-Kind, the lowest ranking winning hand.
- Don't keep Two Pairs. You lose the opportunity of drawing a Four-of-a-Kind. Two Pairs is not a winning hand and the odds of getting a Full House are quite low.
- Max Bet as often as possible. This increases your payouts exponentially.
When Playing the Multi-Hand Version, if you are dealt a hand featuring three cards in sequence, like 8-9-10-4-3, hold everything but the Four and Three. The potential of getting different Straights are higher from both ends.
Loose Deuces Poker Glossary
Bet: The wager during a round of playing Loose Deuces Poker.
Bet Max: Betting option that automatically bets the largest number of coins per round.
Discard: A card, previously dealt, that is out of play in this round.
Five-of-a-Kind: Four cards of one rank plus a wild card, such as 7-7-7-7-2. It scores higher than a Straight Flush but lower than a Wild Royal with Two's.
Flush: A Flush is five cards of the same suit, but not in a sequence such as Q-7-K-3-9 of Hearts. It ranks higher than a Straight but lower than a Full House.
Four Deuces: A hand made up of all four "2" Wild Cards with any unmatched card, such as 2-2-2-2-7. It ranks above a Wild Royal and below a Royal Flush.
Four-of-a-Kind: A hand with four cards of one rank, and an unmatched card of another rank, such as 10-10-10-10-4. It scores higher than a Full House but lower than a Straight Flush.
Full House: A Full House is a hand consisting of three matching cards of one rank, and two matching cards of another rank, such as 9-9-9-7-7. It scores below a Four-of-a-Kind and above a Flush.
Hand: The five cards that you are currently playing during this round of play.
Hold: Click the cards to keep them in your hand. All the cards not marked "Hold" will cause the Dealer to replace them when you click Draw.
Royal Flush: A natural Ace-high Straight Flush (A-K-Q-J-10). It is the highest ranking hand in Loose Deuces Video Poker.
Straight: Five cards in order, but not all in the same suit, like Q-J-10-9-8. In Loose Deuces Poker, the Ace is not allowed to play as a high and low card at the same time: 2-A-K-Q-J is not considered a Straight. It scores higher than a Three-of-a-Kind but lower than a Flush.
Straight Flush: A Straight Flush is five cards in sequence and all in the same suit, such as J-10-9-8-7 of Diamonds.
Three-of-a-Kind: A Three-of-a-Kind is three cards of the same rank, and two other that have no value, for example, 9-9-9-7-4. It is the lowest scored hand in Loose Deuces Poker.
Wild Royals with 2's: A Wild Royal with 2's is an Ace-high Straight Flush (A-K-Q-J-2) that uses one or more deuces as wild cards. It ranks higher than a Five-of-a-Kind but lower than Four Deuces.
History of Loose Deuces Poker
In the 1970's, the first video poker slot machines showed up around the same time as personal computers. When Draw Poker was introduced in 1979, by International Game Technology, video poker became quite popular.
By the 1980s, video poker grew substantially because players in casinos thought video poker was less intimidating than casino table games. Their popularity grew even more as technology improved and better quality machines with better graphics and speed were built.
By the 1990s, the internet increased the reach of video poker, making the game even more popular. Since players could play in the privacy of their own homes in cities where there were no casinos, it became easier to access, simpler to cash in, and ended up cheaper for the gambler because there were no travel costs or expenses involved.
High speed internet connections now help players around the world explore a large variety of online video poker. More than 300,000 people play video poker every day in online casinos.
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