‘BONUS DEUCES’ DEUCES WILD STRATEGY

One of the most common Deuces Wild variations is the ‘Bonus Deuces’ genre of games. I say ‘genre’ of games because there are several ‘spin offs’ on the original ‘Bonus Deuces Wild’. There’s also ‘Double Deuces Wild’, ‘Double Bonus Deuces Wild’ and the same game under a different name ‘Deuces Wild Bonus Poker’. In this writeup we’ll look at the ‘Bonus Deuces’ Deuces Wild game. You’ll have no trouble finding this game in Nevada casinos and online. In fact, this game is including on the ridiculously popular ‘Game King’ multi-game video poker machines so you’ll find it just about everywhere in the Silver State.

The basic premise of ‘Bonus Deuces’ is that the payout for the ‘Four Deuces’ mini jackpot is significantly higher IF you’re holding an ‘Ace Kicker’. We often speak of the inadvisability of holding a ‘kicker’ (an extra high card) in video poker. This is the exception. The ‘Four Deuces’ hand with max coins in will pay 1,000 coins just as in Full Pay Deuces. If you’ve got four deuces AND an ace you win twice as much—2,000 coins with max coin play. In terms of cold, hard cash (assuming US dollars) this increases the payout from $250 to $500! You’ll also occasionally see a higher max coin jackpot for a natural Royal Flush on this game paying 5,000 coins instead of 4,000.

The other ‘bonus’ component of ‘Bonus Deuces Wild’ are bonus payouts for various five of a kind combinations. 5 Aces returns 500 coins with max bet. 5 of a kind made of 3-5 returns 200 coins with max bet. Any other five of a kind returns 100 coins with max bet.

‘BONUS DEUCES’ DEUCES WILD:

Not surprisingly, you’ll find different pay tables for different ‘bonus deuces’ machines. With perfect pay, a ‘full pay’ Bonus Deuces machine will return 99.86%.

All sorts of payouts that differ from ‘Full Pay’ Deuces Wild. First of all, the Four Deuces with Ace (2000) and ‘bonus’ five of a kind payouts. A straight flush pays more than full pay. Four of a kind pays less, a full house pays more. The flush pays more, a straight pays less. As we’ve noted in other sections, the reduced payout on a four of a kind is a big deal in terms of return percentage. In Deuces Wild, a player will receive more full houses than full houses and flushes combined.

‘BONUS DEUCES’ DEUCES WILD STRATEGY

The strategy for this game differs as you’re making an effort to get the 5 of a kind bonuses as well as the 4 deuces with ace:

FOUR DEUCES:

–Hold all five cards if dealt four deuces with ace.
–Hold all four Deuces and collect the 1000 coin (with max bet) ‘mini jackpot’. Draw to the 4D with ace.

THREE DEUCES:

–Five of a kind (Aces)
–Five of a kind (3-5)
–Pat Royal Flush w/ Deuces
–Five of a Kind (6-K)
–Every other hand—keep all three deuces and draw two cards.

TWO DEUCES:

–Five of a kind (Aces)
–Five of a kind (3-5)
–Pat Royal Flush w/ Deuces
–Five of a Kind (6-K)
–Pat straight flush
–Four of a Kind
–Four to Wild Royal
–Two Deuces with Ace
–Hold Two Deuces and draw three cards

ONE DEUCE:

–Five of a kind (Aces)
–Five of a kind (3-5)
–Pat Royal Flush w/ Deuces
–Five of a Kind (6-K)
–Pat straight flush
–Four of a Kind
–Pat Full House
–Four to a Wild Royal
–Pat Flush
–Three of a Kind Aces
–Outside Straight Flush Draw
–Three of a Kind (3-4-5)
–Four to an Inside Straight Flush
–Three of a Kind (6-K)
–Three to Wild Royal
–Pat Straight
–Outside three to a straight flush
–Four to a flush
–Keep Deuce—draw four

NO DEUCES:

–Dealt Royal Flush
–Four to a Royal Flush
–Pat Straight Flush
–Four of a Kind
–Pat Full House
–Pat Flush
–Three of a Kind
–Four to Straight Flush
–Three to Royal Flush
–Pat Straight
–Four to a Flush
–Two Pair
–One Pair
–Three to an outside straight flush
–Draw five cards

DIFFERENT GAMES, DIFFERENT STRATEGIES

Bonus Deuces is a solid machine for intermediate to advanced players. The strategy is easy to assimilate and the payout is very favorable. If you have multiple options of where to play make sure to locate a ‘full pay’ Bonus Deuces machine.