Released in November 2013, Deuces Wild is a classic gem of a video poker offering from NetEnt that you can play whatever your level of experience. Anyone with the most basic knowledge of the game can enjoy it, and it’s aimed at newbies as well as more seasoned players.
This single-player variant uses a standard 52-card deck that’s reshuffled at the end of each hand and before every playoff round.
When you start playing, you get five cards and choose which ones to hold and which to replace. There is then another draw, and the aim is to achieve a winning combination after that.
You play Deuces Wild against the dealer rather than an opponent. And while it may seem a little complicated initially, trust us, it really isn’t.
How to play
While other versions of Deuces Wild can incorporate up to 50 hands, this has just one. Coin sizes range from 5p to £30. You can bet every coin value up to five times since there are five betting levels.
This game is played according to standard poker rules as far as the hands are concerned. However, the exceptions are the deuces, which serve as Wild cards, and so can be used to complete a winning hand.
How to play Deuces Wild
Use the Max Bet function to play at the highest level with your chosen coin value.
Once you’ve set the coin value and bet level, hit Deal to receive your five cards. If they form a poker hand, they’re automatically held. Otherwise, you have the option to hold or release cards.
To receive the second round of cards to replace those that weren’t held, hit Draw.
The Collect button allows you to gather your winnings. Alternatively, aim to increase them by hitting Gamble. This gives you two games, to choose the colour or the suit of the middle card. Guess correctly to continue playing – get it wrong and you’re sent back to the main game. (You can also click Collect to do the same.)
Afterwards, play the same bet again or choose a new one. Finally, you can adjust the sound and speed of play, and choose to see your game history if you wish.
Double Playoff round
Achieve a winning hand in this game and you have the choice of either collecting your winnings or taking part in the Double Playoff round, where you have the opportunity to double them.
A hand is dealt, with four cards face-down and one face-up. You have to choose one of the former. If the value of this card is higher than the exposed one, you get to double your winnings. If not, you lose.
You can play up to five rounds.
In common with similar card games played online, there’s no progressive jackpot in Deuces Wild.
Return to Player (RTP)
As is often the way with this kind of game, RTP or Return to Player is pretty generous here, at 97.97%.
You should find Deuces Wild an exciting playing experience that keeps you coming back for more!
Give it a whirl in free demo mode before you part with any real money. Remember to let us know how you get on.