How to Play bonus deuces Wild Video Poker
bonus deuces video poker is a very popular online video poker game from Microgaming. The deuces in the hand can be seen as any card that provides the highest ranking to the hand. The game is also known as Deuces Wild.
bonus deuces wild video poker is essentially a game of video draw poker, but with an interesting variation. The deuces, that is the cards with a face value of 2, can represent any other card of any suit. In video poker the player need not figure out which cards to use in place of the deuces. The computer assigns a suit and denomination to the deuce so as to give the hand the highest possible ranking and the player the highest possible payout.
The game is played as follows. The player selects the denomination of the wager and the number of coins he wants to wager. He then clicks the deal button to receive five cards. The cards are dealt from a single deck. Then comes the interesting and intelligent part of the play. The player has to decide which cards he wants to hold. The idea is to hold the cards that would give a chance of getting the higher ranking poker hands like a straight or flush or four of a kind. The player has to hold on to the deuces. In most machines the computer automatically locks them in. The player in the worst case can replace all five cards. After clicking the cards he wants to hold the player clicks the draw button to replace the remaining cards. The computer evaluates the final hand and credits the player’s account with his winnings, if any. The payouts begin with three of a kind. The deck is then reshuffled and ready for the next deal.
The normal poker hand rankings apply with minor variations. In increasing order these are three of a kind that pays out as 1 to 1, straight that pays out as 1 to 1, flush that pays out as 3 to 1, full house that pays out as 4 to 1, four of a kind that pays out as 4 to 1, straight flush that pays out as 8 to 1, five of a kind (that is four of a kind with the fifth card being a deuce) that pays out as 18 to 1, wild royal flush (that is a royal flush made with the assistance of a deuce) that pays out as 25 to 1, four deuces that pays out as 200 to 1, four Deuces with an ace that pays out as 400 to 1 and royal flush (without a deuce) that pays out as 800 to 1. A royal flush with 5 coins wagered pays out as 1000 to 1.
bonus deuces can be played in the single hand and multi-hand formats. In the single hand format only one hand can be played. Usually the wager denominations are $0.05, $0.25, $0.50, $1, and $5. In the multi-hand format the player can play three or more hands for $0.01, $0.05, $0.25, $0.50, and $1. The player can choose from 3 hands, 10 hands, 52 hands or 100 hands. Each hand is dealt from a separate deck and cards discarded cannot be used as replacement cards.