Deuces Wild is the most popular video poker game that is not based on Jacks or Better. This game allows all four deuces in the deck to be used as wild cards. A two can replace any card in the deck to make the best possible hand.
Deuces Wild is available in all casinos that spread video poker. The key is to find a decent pay table. Some casinos will try to short pay players with bad games. Look for a Deuces Wild game that pays at least 15 on five of a kind, while at the same time paying 9 or better on a straight flush. A full house should also pay 4 with a flush paying 3. Station Casinos properties in Las Vegas with the best video poker offer full-pay Deuces Wild on its 100%+ machines. You can practice for free below or play online for real money in the USA at the best online site for video poker.
After inserting money into the machine, make sure to choose the max bet option. This will ensure the highest payout. That is because a royal flush pays more than three times as much per coin when betting five on a hand. The machine will then deal five cards. The cards that should be kept will need to be clicked or touched on the screen. The next step is to click the deal button. This will remove the unwanted cards and replace them with new ones.
The hand is then graded and paid by the best hand that corresponds on the pay table. Players can start a new hand with the same bet by clicking the deal button or clicking max bet.
The game requires at least three of a kind to win. This minimum winning hand returns just the original bet.
There is a different strategy for when a player is holding deuces or not. If dealt four deuces, the correct play is obviously to stand pat. With three deuces, only stay good on a wild royal flush and five of a kind. In all other scenarios, only keep the deuces.
With two deuces, stand on a wild royal flush and five of a kind. Draw to four to a royal, straight flush, and four of a kind. From there, play the hand with the hopes of making a royal flush or drawing to pairs. Draw to four to a flush over a pair, but keep a pair over four to a straight.
The following pay table is the best one at most casinos. It is called “Not So Ugly Deuces”:
The Deuces Wild full pay table makes a few changes that drastically increase its variance over the standard game. It is available in a few locals casinos in Las Vegas.
Players that find the full pay Deuces Wild table should never use a players card in it. That is because casinos will assume that these players are sharper than average and will be less likely to offer comps or send quality mailers.
Players that give action to lesser pay tables on Deuces Wild machines will find that using a players card is advantageous for receiving free slot play and meal coupons, as well as hotel room vouchers. Players will also earn .1-.3% in cash back or free play.