Published on 23 October 2014 by
After introducing All American Double Up video poker as one of the 4 new video poker games released by Net Entertainment today the second of these we want to highlight over here is video poker Deuces Wild Double Up, in which it mainly ‘takes two’ to dance a profitable video poker ‘tango’…
Deuces (a pair of 2s, also known as ‘swans’) normally is the lowest valued poker hand possible according to standard poker gaming rules (apart from, of course, the 7 – Ace ‘high’ poker hands). In Netent video poker Deuces Wild however the four 2s in the 52 card deck with which the game is played have been ‘upgraded’ to almost the most important and desirable cards in the game.
Deuces Wild substitution
As the title of this new Netent video poker game already indicates the deuces (2s) in Deuces Wild Double Up video poker act as a ‘wild’ card which means they substitute for other cards to possibly create or better a certain poker hand.
Besides because of its wild substituting capacities the special status of the deuces in video poker Deuces Wild Double Up also becomes visible in the poker hands that are used in the game.
Video poker Deuces Wild Double Up poker hands
The poker hands that will pay out a coin win after a video poker Deuces Wild Double Up game round are the following card combinations:
- Natural Royal Flush: A, K, Q, J, 10 from the same suit
- Four Deuces: 2, 2, 2, 2
- Royal Straight Flush: A, K, Q, J, 10 from the same suit with help from a Deuces Wild (one or more)
- Five of a kind: 4 cards with the same value plus a Deuces Wild
- Straight Flush: 5 consecutive cards from the same suit (8, 9, 10, J and Q of clubs for example)
- Four of a Kind: 4 cards with the same value (5, 5, 5, 5 for example)
- Full House: 3 cards of the same value and two cards of the same value (5, 5, 5 and J, J for example)
- Flush: 5 cards from the same suit (5 clubs for example)
- Straight: 5 consecutive cards from different suits
- Three of a Kind: three cards with the same value (5, 5, 5 or J, J, J for example)
The poker hands different from standard video poker winning card combinations are of course the high valued ‘Four of a Kind’ of deuces and the poker hands only possible with help of a Deuces Wild substitution.
Deuces Wild Double Up video poker game play
After adjusting the game rounds configurations by setting with how many hands to play simultaneously with (1, 5, 10 or 25), setting the bet level and the desired coin value, a game round is started by clicking the round middle button.
The player gets 5 cards dealt and needs to choose which cards to hold (already, or likely to be forming a poker hand) and which cards to change for new cards. If immediately a poker hand is dealt the cards forming the hand will be automatically held.
By clicking the round middle button again the ‘draw’ takes place and not-held cards will be replaced with new ones.
The pay table on the left side of the screen will immediately show which poker hand was formed and, in multi hand playing mode, how many of these hands. Each hand has a certain value in coins (according to the bet level which was played with) so what’s eventually paid out after a game round is the amount of poker hands x their (bet level) value in coins x the coin value.
The Double Up winnings feature
After each game round with a win the player has the possibility to double the winnings by the Double Up feature of video poker Deuces Wild Double Up. By clicking the ‘Gamble’ button the Double Up feature will open, showing 5 face-down dealt cards. By clicking the button ‘red’ or ‘black’ the player needs to predict what the color of the next to turn card is and every time the prediction is right the winnings will be doubled. If however the player is wrong all winnings are lost. With the color of 5 cards to guess winnings can be doubled up to 5 times.
Try the Deuces Wild Double Up video poker free play version
Of course new Netent video poker Deuces Wild Double Up is immediately added to our collection of free playable Netent casino games and therefore can be tried out completely risk free before you play the game in one of the safe and reliable Netent Casinos for real money.