Bonus Deuces Wild
Bonus Deuces Wild is a variant of the more popular Deuces Wild video poker game. The game is sometimes called Deuces Wild Bonus Poker. This video poker game is played with a standard 52 card deck. The 2's in the deck serve as Wild Cards. The 2's can stand in as any other card of the deck in order to help the player complete a paying poker hand. This gives a great advantage to the player but it is still a challenge to create a paying poker hand since the lowest paying hand is a three-of-a-kind.
Bonus Deuces Wild differs from Dueces Wild in two aspects. While the latter only has one general payout for any five-of-a-kind, the former game's paytable subdivides five-of-a-kinds into three different categories:
This subdivision is typical of the Bonus Poker games that have extra payouts for different types of four-of-a-kinds. Since the 2's are wild in Bonus Deuces Wild, completing a four-of-a-kind is much easier; therefore they have added the bonus payouts for five-of-a-kinds instead.
Bonus Deuces Wild vs Deuces Wild
The second difference between Deuces Wild and Bonus Deuces Wild is one extra poker hand added to the paytable. The latter game has an especially high payout for 4 Deuces and 1 Ace; a hand that does not exist for Deuces Wild.
Bonus Deuces Wild is a very exciting game to play because you are able to complete very strong poker hands such as Full Houses, Four-of-a-kinds, Straight Flushes, etc, in higher frequencies. This advantage should not distract players from the fact that beating a video poker machine is not easy. To get the best payback rates for Bonus Deuces Wild, the game must be played with a solid strategy. Further below we will show you a complex but effective guide for Bonus Deuces Wild.
How To Play Bonus Deuces Wild
If you have played any draw online video poker game before then Bonus Deuces won't be too hard to learn. Find a machine that has a denomination you feel comfortable betting with. Remember that you can bet up to 5 credits per each hand, each credit equals the denomination of the machine. Insert your money into the machine and select how many credits you want to bet. Press the Deal Button to draw 5 face-up cards from the deck. Have a good look at your cards and hold any winning hand. If you don't have a winning hand then select the cards that have the best chance of getting you a good poker hand. If you are new to video poker then follow our video poker hand guide below. After holding your cards, press the Deal button again to receive new cards. If you have anything above a three-of-a-kind a payout will be made according to the Bonus Deuces Wild paytable:
There are variations to this paytable throughout the different online casinos. We have posted the more common paytable here with 20 coin payout for a five-of-a-kind of 5's thru K's and 9 coin payout for a Straight Flush. Real Time Gaming and Grand Virtual casinos have the paytable as shown above.
Microgaming casinos, on the other hand, pay only 18 coins and 8 coins for the mentioned poker hands. Microgaming does have an advantage though, the Royal Flush on a 5-coin bet pays a full 5,000 coins.
Tips and Strategy for Bonus Deuces Wild
Rule #1: If you have a Deuce ALWAYS hold it.
There are different scenarios to look into when you play Bonus Deuces Wild. Deuces play a big part and can radically change the outcome of a hand. That's why we have to look into each possible play with 1, 2, 3 or 4 deuces.
The following lists include possible card combinations (including winning hands) in order of value. The higher the cards are, the better. Look at your initial five cards and match them with a card combination that is highest on the list.
If you have 0 Deuces then hold the matching cards that are highest on the list:
If you have 1 Deuce then hold it and look for the highest matching hand:
If you have 2 Deuces then hold them and look for the highest matching hand:
If you have 3 Deuces then hold them and look for the highest matching hand:
And finally, a no-brainer. If you have all 4 Deuces: