Double Joker Video Poker
Double Joker Poker is a variation of the standard video poker game. This game is closely related to Joker Poker or Joker Wild, but has one main difference: an extra Joker card. This is one of the few video poker machines to use a 54-card deck. The two extra cards are the Jokers, wild cards that can be exchanged for any other card value and suit to complete a winning hand. The deck is shuffled after each hand so that card-counting is of no use here. The optimal video poker strategy is based on statistics, that is to say, the probabilities you have on getting your desired poker hand based on the initial 5 cards that are dealt to you.
The two extra Jokers card modify the standard Video Poker paytable. First of all, the lowest paying hand is a two-pair and no longer the Jacks-or-better single pair. With the two Jokers, the player gets better chances of making a Three-of-a-kinds as well as Straights and Flushes, therefore these hands have lower jackpots. Normally, video poker games with one wild card have the Five-of-a-kind higher on the paytable compared to the Wild Royal Flush. This changes when you have two wild cards on the deck since it's easier to create a Five-of-a-kind, therefore the Joker Royal Flush pays double than the Five-of-a-kind hand.
Another interesting feature of the Double Joker Video Poker paytable is that it adds a 1,000 coin jackpot to each extra coin-bet for the Natural Royal Flush.
Here's a standard Double Joker paytable:
Double Joker multi-hand feature
Most Double Joker online video poker machines come with a Multi-hand option. This multi-play option allows you to play with 4, 10, 25, 50 or 100 identical hands at the same time. This feature may sound confusing or intimidating to many but it's quite simple. You are dealt a certain number of identical hands. You select as usual the cards you want to hold and discard the rest. Those cards you've held will be kept for all of the other hands. When you click on the Deal button again, a new set of cards will be dealt individually for each hand. Each hand will very likely have a different outcome.
Visualize it like this: there will be an individual shuffled 54-card deck for each hand. The first cards you held will be kept for the other hands but when you click on the deal button again, each hand has a different deck that will deal random cards for it. This is why some hands will deliver Full Houses while other may have nothing more than a pair.
It is important to note that you will be betting for each individual hand. So make sure to play at a machine that has a denomination you can afford. Playing on a $0.50 machine with 25 hands equals $12.5 if you play one credit per hand. If you click on Bet Max, you will be wagering 5 fifty cent credits per hand, which equals $62.50 per each round. Be careful so your entire gambling budget won't vanish after a few hands played.
Basic tips and strategy for Double Joker Video Poker
Having no pair or Joker on the initial draw makes it hard to decide on what cards to hold. Normally we suggest looking for 3 cards to a straight, flush or straight flush. Keep these as the lurking Jokers may appear on the second deal and create the hand you're aiming at.
Always keep a winning hand unless you have three cards to a Joker/Natural Royal Flush or Straight Flush.
Remember that low pairs count here, so always hold them unless you meet the circumstance noted above.