How to Play Deuces Wild Online?

VIDEO POKER Updated on: 5 September 2018

Very often, you will find Deuces Wild video poker being compared to Jacks or Better; and that is because these poker variants are considered easy to play. Still, Jacks or Better is the easier variant, and yet, Deuces Wild is still one of the most popular versions of this game. And why is that?

It is a well-known fact that the easiest casino games get all the attention, which explains why games like slots are so disproportionately popular. So, to answer this question, I’ll start by saying that Deuces Wild is popular for a number of reasons. For one, it is very exciting.

Other reasons this video poker version is so widely loved include the fact that it has been known to make proud winners out of regular video poker players like yourself. All it takes is the mastery of a few effective game strategies which we are going to have a peek at as we look at what this game is all about.

1. How Is Deuces Wild Video Poker Played?

To put it simply, playing Deuces Poker is just like playing real poker. At the start of the game, you will place your bet and then you will receive five cards. From there, you will work your way towards the most likely winning combination by either holding on to the cards you have been given or changing them with the hope of getting better cards. After that, how your cards rank according to the game’s valid winning combinations will determine how much you have won, if at all you have landed a winning combination.

Winning Combinations for Deuces Wild

Keep in mind that each video poker version has its own unique winning combinations. Some combinations might be present in all game variants, and this makes memorizing the combinations for subsequent games much easier.

But it’s also important to pay attention to each variant’s unique card combinations so that you don’t waste any of your winning chances unknowingly. Anyway, as you play Deuces Wild, here are the hand combinations you will need to be on the lookout for.

Royal Flush without Deuces

This a card combination consisting of an A, J, K, Q and a 10.

Four Deuces

This is a winning combination consisting of four deuces (2’s), and an additional random card.

Wild Royal Flush

A card combination that is created using one or more deuces and the cards that typically form a Royal Flush.

Five of a Kind

A combination of five cards with the same value

Straight Flush

Getting a five consecutive cards of the same suit

Four of a Kind

A combination of cards where four of them are of the same value

Full House

When you get three cards of the same value in addition to two cards of the same value, but different from the first three cards


Five cards of the same suit, regardless of their value


A combination of five consecutive cards, regardless of the suits

Three of a Kind

A combination of cards where three of them are of the same value. This is the lowest winning combination in this game.

Odds and Payouts for Deuces Wild

It is important to know what payouts you stand to get for attaining certain card combinations, as this will help you play the game more purposefully. The table below indicates the winning odds for each of the winning card combinations I have mentioned above.

Winning Tips for Deuces Wild

Here are some tips you can use to win more as you play Deuces Wild. Many players use these tips over and over as they play this game and have a lot to show for it in terms of financial winnings. So, try to commit them to your memory and they will naturally become part of your gameplay and allow you to enjoy and win more with this game.

In case there are 4 deuces in your hand, don’t bother changing a single card – this is the best card combination you can hope to achieve with this game.

If you get 3 deuces, you should lose the other two cards. Unless of course you are on track to getting a Royal Flush or 5 of a Kind.

In case you get 2 deuces, keep them and discard the other three cards; unless you have an opportunity to build a hand that consists of 4 of a Kind or better.

If you have just one deuce, you should hold on to it and discard the other cards. But you can hold on to any card that helps you to make a desired card combination.

Finally, if there are no deuces in your hand, you can take a shot at a regular card combination. But if this is still not a possibility, then you can go ahead and discard all your cards, it’s not like you have anything to lose by doing so anyway.

To Sum Up…

So, this is what Deuces Wild is all about. If you already know how to play Jacks or Better, understanding the subtle differences this game introduces should be a walk in the park. As you can see, the best winning combinations also offer great payouts.

And with the tips I have mentioned above, you will have a great chance of making some money with this game, as many other serious Deuces Wild players currently are. Still, feel free to look through other video poker strategies and and tip guides I have posted here to learn more about winning with this game.