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|RTP:||97.97%||Game Type:||Table Game|
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We like a game of poker as much as the next person, especially if the next person is also playing video poker. Video poker has always been a sort of lazy way to play what Leonard Cohen called the ‘ holy game’ and there’s nothing wrong with that, particularly if you’re a beginner or you just like to play on your own. Deuces Wild from Net Entertainment is a good place to start.
Deuces Wild certainly looks good and it’s a long way from the quality of graphics available only a matter of years ago. All the action takes place on a scratched greenish background and there’s a slightly dystopian feel to the colour scheme and the atmosphere.
All available hands are listed on the left hand side and your cards are the main set of five in front of you. Betting options occupy the lower portion of the screen.
How To Play
The aim is to make the best five card hand with one set of replacement cards. This means that you can replace any or all of your first hand to try and create a winning combination.
To get things started click the big green button at the bottom of the screen and you will receive your first five cards; now just click ‘Hold’ to freeze whichever card you would like to keep. Click the big green button again and you will receive your final cards, hopefully producing a win.
The game is called Deuces Wild and that’s because each ‘2’ acts as a wild and substitutes for the most useful card you need. If you land a ‘2’ on your first deal the game will automatically hold it for you to be helpful.
The option we like is the choice to play one, five, ten or twenty five hands – your chances of winning remain the same of course but it adds a level of excitement to proceedings.
If you’d like to try and double up your win, just press the ‘Gamble’ button and try and predict the colour of the next playing card drawn. You can double up a maximum of five times.
Deuces Wild is an example of how to design a decent video poker game. It looks good and the instructions are simple, with a betting range of £0.10 to £62.50. For optimal gameplay, check out our video poker strategy page.