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Deuces Wild Video Poker Strategy

Deuces Wild video poker is one of the most common games found in online and land casinos.  It is played with a 52 card deck.  The twos or deuces are going to be the wild cards meaning they can make your five card hand.  Unfortunately the deuces wild don't payout for anything less than 3 of a kind, so that can make a pair a sticky situation.  Below you will find some strategy tips in the tables.

Common Strategies for Deuces Wild Poker :

If you have:

Then ...

5 of a kind

Best Hand

Royal Flush

Best Hand

4 deuces

Don't trade it

3 deuces, 2 other cards

Trade in the two cards, don't mess with the deuces

2 deuces and 2 cards to a straight flush or royal flush

Keep 4 cards draw one

2 deuces and a pair

This is a four of a kind- draw one card

2 deuces and 1 card to a royal flush

Have 3 cards for a royal, draw two

2 deuces, 3 other cards

Get three new cards

3 cards Royal flush; 1 wild card

Draw one

Winning hand; 1 wild card

Don't trade the winning hand

Winning hand; no wild card

Don't trade the winning hand

two pair

This hand will payout, you could keep the higher pair

4 cards of a straight flush, flush, straight or inside straight

Draw one card

none of the above

Discard all five cards

On the table above we have listed the best hands first.  The last hands mentioned are the ones you don't really want to keep if you can help it.  In Deuces Wild you are playing a five card draw game meaning you get to exchange a few cards during play to try and obtain a better hand. The tables will also tell you the rules or strategy you should play by. 

Deuces Wild (Full Pay)

NO DEUCES

1

Royal Flush

2

4 to a Royal Flush

3

Straight Flush

4

Four of a Kind

5

Full House

6

Three of a Kind

7

Flush

8

Straight

9

4 to a Straight Flush - open

10

4 to a Straight Flush - inside

11

3 to a Royal Flush

12

One Pair

13

4 to a Flush

14

4 to a Straight - open

15

3 to a Straight Flush - open

16

3 to a Straight Flush - inside

17

345, 456

18

Jack and Tens

19

3 to a Straight Flush - inside

20

Queen and Tens, Queen and Jacks

21

346, 356

22

3456

23

4 to a Straight - inside

24

Redraw

ONE DEUCE

1

1 Deuce 4 cards royal

2

Five of a Kind

3

Straight Flush

4

Four of a Kind

5

4 to a Wild Royal Flush

6

Full House

7

4 to a Straight Flush - open

8

Three of a Kind

9

Flush

10

Straight

11

2-345s, 2-456s

12

4 to a Straight Flush - inside

13

4 to a Straight Flush - inside

14

2 Pair-Ace 34s, 2-Ace 35s, 2-Ace 45s

15

2 pair Jacks and Tens

16

2 pair Queen and Jacks or 2-Queens and Tens

17

2 pair-King and Queens, 2-Kings and Jacks, 2-Kings and Tens

18

3 to a Straight Flush - open, 2-67s to 2-9Ts

19

2 Pair-Ace Kings,2-Ace Queens,2-Ace Jacks,2-Ace Tens

20

Deuce

TWO DEUCES

1

2 Deuces, 3 Royal Flush

2

Five of a Kind

3

Straight Flush

4

Four of a Kind

5

4 to a Wild Royal Flush

6

4 to a Straight Flush - open

7

Two Deuces

THREE DEUCES

1

Three Deuces, 2 to a Royal Flush

2

Five Tens-Aces

3

Three Deuces

FOUR DEUCES

1

Four Deuces


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