In Video Poker games, only the ranking of the hands is the same as in table poker.
Since you play the game on a machine, your only objective is to get the best-paying hand.
The machine deals a five-card hand.
You can keep or throw away as many cards as you like by activating the appropriate button underneath every card.
After selecting your card(s) that you want to discard, press the deal button – you then get new cards to replace the ones you don’t want.
If the new hand contains a winning combination, you receive your payout.
The fundamental point to remember when considering Deuces Wild strategy, is that the four two’s, (deuces), can be substituted for ANY other card in the deck. It’s what makes deuces wild video poker such a fun game to play.
The Ranking for the Hands – Starting with the Highest Are:
1. Five of a Kind
2. Royal Flush
3. Straight Flush
4. Four of a Kind
5. Full House
8. Three of a Kind
9. Two Pair
10. A Pair
Note: Five of a Kind is only possible joker slot when using a Joker or Wild Cards and is the highest possible hand.
Basic Deuces Wild Strategy for the Standard Game:
Four Deuces – Hold all five cards, you can’t improve this hand.
Three Deuces – Keep a wild royal flush and five-of-a-kind.
Otherwise, hold the deuces only.
Two Deuces – Keep any hand that’s four-of-a-kind or better. Keep any four cards to a royal flush, or you should just keep the two deuces.
One Deuce – Keep all paying hands, with the exception of four cards to a royal flush. Keep four cards to a straight flush, three cards to a royal flush. Otherwise, keep the deuce only.
Keep all paying hands, except hold four cards to a royal flush, instead of a lesser paying hand.
Keep a four-card straight flush.
Keep a three-card to a royal flush.
Keep any one pair (keep two pair only if full house pays the same as four-of-a-kind).
Keep a four-card flush.
Keep a consecutive four-card straight.
Keep three cards to a straight flush.
Keep any two of 10, J, Q, or K, if they’re in the same suit.
If you don’t hold any of the above combinations then draw five new cards.
Tip 1. Always play the maximum coins per game, as the payout for five coins played is far greater than five times the payout for only one coin.
Tip 2. Play at machines that offer full-pay Deuces Wild pay schedules of 9/5 (9 coins for a straight flush and 5 for 4 of a kind under the one coin payout schedule)