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Strategies for Playing Deuces Wild Online

Let's start out with simple deuces wild strategies and branch out from there. The most basic of strategies as far as which cards to keep and which to discard is this: if you do not already have a completed hand once you receive your cards, keep any deuce or keep any pair in your hand and discard the other cards.

In general, you will not want to keep a high card like you would in Jacks or better. This is because you need to get at least a three of a kind in order to win anything. Two pairs or lower do you no good.

 

 
 

Deuces Wild Advanced Strategy

These are the important things to remember:

Any completed or pat hand should always be kept. This exceptions to this rule is if you have more than 2 deuces (at least a four of a kind minimum) or if you are 1 card away from a straight flush or higher.

Any deuce is always kept. A pair should usually be kept unless you have a legitimate shot at completing a straight or higher.

The next portion is important, this is what you should do if you don't have any deuces or pairs in your hand.

 

You are going to discard all 5 cards unless you have one of the remaining scenarios (in order of importance):

Keep 3 cards to a Royal Flush

Keep 4 cards to a flush draw

Keep 4 cards to an outside straight draw

Keep 3 cards to a straight flush

Keep 4 cards to an inside straight

Keep 2 cards to Royal Flush

If you have one deuce in your hand, you will discard the other four cards unless you have one of the following scenarios:

Keep 4 cards to a Royal Flush

Keep 4 to a straight flush if you have 3 natural connectors

Keep any three of a kind

Any other combination of 4 to a straight flush

Keep 3 to a Royal Flush

Keep 3 to a straight flush if the other two cards are connectors

If you have two deuces in your hand, you will discard the other three cards unless you have one of the following scenarios:

Keep any pat 4 of a kind or higher

Keep 4 to a Royal Flush

Keep 4 cards to a straight flush if the other two cards are connectors

  1. If you have three deuces in your hand, you will discard the other two cards unless you already have a pat straight flush or better.

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This is the best example of a very borderline call that I could come up with. This is because the hand is already a straight and discarding the 5 is risky as I might only win half of what I should.

In the strategy above, it says to only hold 4 to a straight flush if the two cards are connected. In this example, they are not. But you can still receive another deuce or a 4, 5, or 7 of hearts for the straight flush, any other heart for the flush, any other 4, 5 or 7 for a straight, or a 3 or 6 for a four of a kind. This is 24 cards out of the 47 left over, which means I have a 2 to 1 shot of at least getting a straight again. (The card ended up being another 3 for the four of a kind)

In these kind of scenarios, you can either go with the strategy guide above or go with your gut. But, you won't see something this unique very often.

 
 

Deuces Wild Statistics and Odds

First, lets bust out some simple Deuces Wild statistics for you:

You should receive a deuce in your starting hand every 2.6 hands (1 in 13 cards). If you do not receive a deuce in your starting hand, you will have about a 1 in 2 chance of getting a deuce if you dump all five cards.

You have about a 42% chance of receiving a pair (no deuce) before you draw cards. This means you have about a 15% chance of getting a pair and a deuce before the draw, or about 1 in every 6.5 hands.

You will have about a 1 in 120 chance of getting a pair of Deuces if you discard all five cards

You have about a 1 in 4 chance of getting a deuce when you are holding onto a pair. The chance that you will get the third card to the pair is about 1 in 8 hands. This means that you will get a 3 of a kind 37.5% of the time when you hold onto a pair (a little better than 1 in 3)

You have about a 1 in 25 chance of being dealt two pairs without a deuce.

If you receive two pairs in your hand, you will have about a 1 in 7 chance of getting a full house either by receiving a deuce of by completing it naturally. Your odds of getting a three of a kind if you dump one of the pairs is better than 1 in 3. Go ahead and decide what you want to do in these circumstances.

The next section will show you what the likelihood of being dealt a particular hand will be. This does includes wild cards:

High Card - 30.8%

Pair - 47.1%

Two Pairs - 3.7%

Three of a Kind - 13.7%

Straight - 2.4%

Flush - 1 in 180 hands

Full House - 1 in 210 hands

Four of a Kind - 1 in 82 hands

Straight Flush - 1 in 1020 hands

Five of a Kind - 1 in 4150 hands

Royal Straight Flush - 1 in 10,000 hands

Four Deuces - 1 in 55,555 hands

Natural Royal Flush - 1 in a Million hands

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