The thing i love about deuces wild video poker is that its a very simple game and is fantastic for video poker newbies.
The rules are easy to learn, they are as follows:
You are dealt 5 cards.
You then decide which cards you want to hold.
You then draw 5 cards (Minus the cards you decide to hold).
You get paid based on how strong of a poker hand you make.
In Deuces Wild, deuces are well… wild. This means that a deuce can be used as a substitute for any card in the deck. So for example, on your first 5 cards you draw KK257. Because deuces are wild, you have 3 of a kind. IE 3 kings. You hold the KK and 2 and draw on the other two cards. Luckily you draw another 2 and have 4 of a kind and are paid out accordingly.
Deuces Wild Video Poker Demo
Deuces Wild Payout
The following is the payout table for “Not So Ugly Ducks” Deuces Wild.
Three of a kind
Four of a kind
Fiver of a kind
Royal flush (With a deuce)
Natural royal flush
Deuces Wild Strategy
The most common version of Deuces Wild is called “Not So Ugly Ducks” and provides a payout percentage of 99.73%. A more rare version of the game is called “Full Pay Deuces Wild”, this provides a 100.76% payout if you follow optimum strategy but these games are harder to find. There is also another Deuces Wild game called “Ugly Deuces”, this pays out 97% and should be avoided since it provides a lower returns than Full Pay or Not So Ugly versions of the game.
Here are some quick tips for doing well at Deuces Wild Poker.
Never discard a deuce, always hold it.
Never keep 2 pair. Doing this eliminates you from getting 4 of a kind.
Always keep a pair over a 4 card flush or straight. (Contrary to jacks or better strategy)
Don’t hold on to Ace or King high, there are no rewards for making a high pair (Like in jacks or better).