‘DOUBLE BONUS DEUCES’ DEUCES WILD STRATEGY

In the previous section we talked about ‘Bonus Deuces Wild’, one of the most popular Deuces Wild video poker variations. In this section we’ll talk about a variation on the variation—Double Bonus Deuces Wild. This is also a very popular game, particularly in Nevada casinos. It’s also on the ‘Game King’ multi game machines which can be found in casinos, restaurants and bars all across the Silver State.

The basic premise of ‘Double Bonus Deuces’ is just like ‘Bonus Deuces’–at least in one phase. 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 is where ‘Double Bonus Deuces Wild’ gets its name. The bonus payouts the various five of a kind combinations found in ‘Bonus Deuces Wild’ are doubled in ‘Double Bonus Deuces Wild’. 5 Aces returns 1000 coins with max bet. 5 of a kind made of 3-5 returns 250 coins with max bet. Any other five of a kind returns 100 coins with max bet—the same as ‘Bonus Deuces Wild’

‘DOUBLE BONUS DEUCES’ DEUCES WILD

Not surprisingly, you’ll find different pay tables for different ‘double bonus deuces’ machines. With perfect pay, a ‘full pay’ Double Bonus Deuces machine will return 99.81%–that’s fractionally less than the ‘Bonus Deuces Wild’ which pays 99.87%.

‘DOUBLE BONUS DEUCES’ DEUCES WILD STRATEGY

The strategy for this game is identical to ‘Bonus Deuces’ strategy– 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

Double Bonus Deuces like it’s ‘predecessor’ 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’ Double Bonus Deuces machine.