3/17/2021 9:25:23 AM
Probably the most common of all poker variations played online today is Deuces Wild. This draw poker game uses the normal 52 card pack, but each of the four "two point" cards or "deuces" may represent any card chosen by the player who holds them in their hand. This variation provides players with a greater chance of making a winning hand, and payout rates are adjusted accordingly.
The card game of poker has more variations than any other card game played today. The transfer from traditional card game to online poker play has seen a remarkable explosion of interest in all variations of the game, and new online poker websites appear on internet websites on a regular basis.
Rule playing follows standard draw poker hand rankings, but normally a minimum hand for winning will be two pairs, or one pair of king or aces. Following the initial ante bet, each player is dealt five cards face down. Players examine their hand and select a specific number of cards to exchange. Certain house rules may set a maximum number of cards that can be replaced, although many games will permit players to replace all five cards in their hands. Once the draw is complete, players will show their hands, and payout is made according to a pre-defined schedule. Players lucky enough to hold deuces will use these as wild cards, thus greatly increasing their chances of beating the "house".
In addition to the standard payout, Deuces Wild poker players may also be able to gamble on a winning hand and double their payout. This is normally achieved by the dealer taking one card face up, and dealing four more face down from which the player selects one card. If the player's card is higher than the dealer's, then a double payout is made to the player. If the dealer's card is higher than the player's then the player forfeits their win. Players have a third option of gambling half of their win, and attempting to double up on the other half. If they lose out on the double, they still keep half of their initial winnings.