Deuces Wild

Deuces Wild

Deuces Wild

  • Software: Microgaming
  • Min Bet: 0.25
  • Max Bet: 25
  • Paylines: 20
  • Reels: 5
  • Min Coins Per Line: 1
  • Max Coins Per Line: 20
  • Jackpot: 4000
  • Bonus Game: No
  • Progressive: No
  • Wild Symbol: No
  • Scatter Symbol: No
  • Autoplay Option: Yes
  • Multiplier: No
  • Free Spins: No
  • RTP: 97%

Basic Introduction

Deuces Wild is a popular version of video poker that can be found online and with the version from Microgaming.  Players will enjoy having the chance to win a 4,000 jackpot and many other payouts. This game can be played as a single or multi-hand version of video poker, so there are many betting options to suit the needs of many. It is played with a standard deck of cards and all Deuces will act as wilds to replace any other card in the deck. This can greatly increase the chance of getting winning combinations, however, the payouts are a bit lower than with games that do not use any wild cards.

Game Rules

The game uses a standard deck of 52 cards. In this video poker variant, deuces (2s) are wild, and they substitute any other card on the deck to form a winning hand. This, therefore, makes winning in this game far much easier, but consequently, the paytable is a bit tighter than other video poker variants such as Aces and Eights or Jacks or Better.

This version of the game can be played like any other and the only difference between it and a game of Jacks or Better is the different pay table and the wild cards. Players can enjoy the game for bets that range from $0.25 per hand all the way to $25 per hand, so it will fit nicely into any casino budget. When selecting the multi-hand version of the game, players will have to bet on each hand that is in play.

Clicking on deal will present the initial five cards and players will then have to choose which to hold in order to create the best possible hand. Payouts with this game will start with three of a kind and there is a special payout for getting four Deuces. All rewards will be credited to the balance and the game also offers an autoplay feature for the ability to play multiple hands at the same wager.

Symbols and Features

Symbols on the video poker game are obviously the cards. Players may hold all five or discard up to five cards to receive new cards in the quest for a better and winning hand.

  • Deuces Wild Paid Hands
  • Natural Royal Flush
  • Four Deuces
  • Wild Royal Flush
  • Five of a Kind
  • Straight Flush
  • Four of a Kind
  • Full House
  • Flush
  • Straight
  • Three of a Kind
  • The highest paying hand is a Royal Flush, and the lowest paying hand is Three of a Kind.

Deuces Wild Hand Rankings

  • Royal Flush without a Deuce: This is the highest paying hand in Deuces Wild video poker, and it consists of Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and 10, all the same suit.
  • Four Deuces: This is the second highest paying hand, and it consists of four 2s.
  • Wild Royal Flush: This is actually a Royal Flush, but contains two or more 2s.
  • Five of a Kind: Is a hand containing five cards of the same value (four cards plus one 2).
  • Straight Flush: Contains five successive cards of the same suit (e.g. 8H, 9H, 10H, Jack of hears, and Queen of hearts).
  • Four of a Kind: Consists of four cards of the same value.
  • Full House: Consists of three cards of similar values and two cards of different values.
  • Flush: A hand with any five cards of the same suit, but not necessarily in consecutive order.
  • Straight: Consists of five successive cards from different card suits (e.g. Jack of Hearts, 10S, 9S, 8C, and 7D).
  • Three of a Kind: A hand with any three cards of same value.

Note that Two Pair and a Pair do not pay in Deuces Wild video poker. The presence of 2s (deuces) in Deuces Wild video poker is what makes this variant truly exciting and far more volatile than other online video poker games.

Video poker games do not typically have any bonus rounds, but this game does have some nice features that can boost payouts.

  • Wild Cards – As the name implies, all Deuces in the game can be used as wilds and these can stand in for all other cards to complete winning hands. There is also a special payout for getting four Deuces, which will award players with a 1000 coin win when they bet 5 coins.
  • Gamble Option – When a payout is generated, players can gamble that amount and choose a card color. If they are correct, the payout will automatically be doubled and this can be done multiple times. However, if the player chooses the wrong color, they will lose the win amount. The gamble feature should only be used on smaller payout amounts.
  • Top Rewards – The top payout is 4000 coins for a Natural Royal Flush and the next highest reward is 1000 coins for four deuces. The next top win amount is 125 coins for getting a wild royal flush.

How to win

If you are dealt a hand with four deuces, hold all five cards, as you cannot improve this hand anyway.

If you are dealt a hand with three deuces, which is highly unlikely, then you can choose to hold all five cards or go for Five of a Kind or a Royal Flush.

If you are dealt a hand with two deuces, keep the two deuces and draw new cards; or keep any of the four cards to a Royal Flush. Always hold any Four of a Kind or better.

If you are dealt a hand with a single deuce, keep four cards to a Royal Flush, four cards to any Straight Flush, any Three of a Kind or better, three cards to a Royal Flush, three cards to a Straight Flush if the other two cards are suited connectors, or in all other cases, just keep the deuce.

If you have no deuce, hold the highest paying hand. As you do this, never hold four cards to a Royal Flush if you already have a lower paying hand.

  • Hold any three cards to the Royal Flush.
  • Hold any four cards to a Straight Flush.
  • Always hold a four-card Flush.
  • Hold any Two Pair if the Full House pays the same as Four of a Kind.
  • Always hold a four-card Straight.
  • Always hold three cards to a Straight Flush.
  • Always hold deuces.
  • Keep any pair unless you are one card shy of a Straight or Flush.
  • Discard all five cards if you do not have a deuce, a Pair, or any other paying hand.


Deuces Wild is an interesting and highly-interactive video poker variant offered both online and at land-based casinos. Mastering play is actually relatively simple and can be a lucrative game if the above strategies are applied. Always play Deuces Wild on a full pay table to get better payouts on winning hands.

he game has a maximum jackpot of 4 000 coins, which is awarded for the highest-paying combination – Royal Flush, at the highest bet level. The Royal Flush must be natural, meaning it should not have wild cards in it. In most games with wilds pairs are not winning hands and since all the Deuces here are wild cards, the lowest winning hand is three-of-a-kind. There are no double or other extra features, which makes for a clean-cut and simple gameplay.