If you have played video poker in the past, there is a very good chance that you have played Deuces Wild at some point in the past. The game is one that has proven to be incredibly popular over the years, and is found in virtually every casino in the world.
For those of you who have never played video poker before, here is a brief history of the game. Video poker came about in the early 1980’s, as the technology to host electronic versions of the game had not existed until that point. Once the technology advanced to the point where table poker games could be brought to terminals, casinos were quick to add them because of the lucrative nature of the games. Thus, video poker came to be, but designers were quick to come up with a few variations to help make the games more popular.
Deuces Wild is one of those variations. The game allows for some very unique hands to be dealt out, sometimes making five of a kind when it comes to using the Deuces. The twos in the deck really can come in handy, helping finish off a big hand or bailing you out from having absolutely nothing.
Deuces Wild is played by placing a wager (usually 1-5 credits) and hitting the Deal button. Five cards are then dealt out, and players are given the option of keeping all cards, discarding some cards, or discarding all cards. After selecting which cards you want to swap out, you hit the Deal button again. New cards are then dealt out, and the computer analyzes your poker hand. If you have a combination of three of a kind of better, you win!
There is a hierarchy of wins in Deuces Wild, which goes like this:
- Natural Royal Flush- 800:1 Payout
- Four Deuces- 200:1 Payout
- Wild Royal Flush: 25:1 Payout
- Five of a Kind- 15:1 Payout
- Straight Flush- 9:1 Payout
- Four of a Kind- 5:1 Payout
- Full House- 3:1 Payout
- Flush- 2:1 Payout
- Straight- 2:1 Payout
- Three of a Kind- 1:1 Payout
- Nothing- Loss