The Correct Play of Strong Hands in Deuces Wild Video Poker

Added: May 16, 2013

In wild card video poker games like Deuces Wild video poker, your average hand strength is going to be higher than in non-wild card games. This means that you have to learn how to effectively play big draws and strong hands that you might not normally get much experience with. Because these hands are so valuable, making mistakes can cost you a lot of money in the long run. We're going to show you exactly how to play some of the strongest hands that you can be dealt in Deuces Wild so that you will avoid these costly mistakes.

Being dealt four deuces is easy to play because there's only one option. Having three deuces is a bit different. If you have a pat royal flush from the initial deal, then you should keep all of your cards. If you don't, however, then you should always discard both of your non-wild cards no matter what they are. This is a bit anti-intuitive, but the chances of getting four deuces dominates the decision-making process here. This is a common theme in Deuces Wild video poker where a single factor affects your value so much that it blows all other considerations out of the water.

With two deuces in your hand, you should always keep any pat hand you have that is four of a kind or better. If you don't have a pat hand, then you should keep four to a royal flush if you can. Without four to a royal, the only other hand you should keep is four to a straight flush where both of your non-wild cards are connected. For example, with 2d 2c 6h 7h Kc you should discard the Kc since your six and seven of hearts are connected. However, with 2h 2s 8d Jd Qc, you should discard all of your non-wild cards since you don't have a high-frequency straight flush draw.

When it comes to just having one deuce in your hand, there's a lot of strategy that goes into making the right decision. However, having two or more of them can really make your decisions easy if you know what you're doing and follow our guidelines above. Be warned, however, that if you deviate from the points that we have made above, you will not make nearly as much money with your big hands. Since these hands are worth so much money, it's extremely important that you play them as accurately as possible.

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