Deuces Wild Double Up

“Can’t read my, can’t read my, no, he can’t read my POKER FACE!” You best hope you’ve got Lady Gaga’s skills when you settle down for a hand of Deuces Wild Double Up, an online poker game from NetEnt.

About the Developer

NetEnt have been creating quality casino games for over 20 years. Specialising in online slots, they have also branched out with a suite of classic table and card games.

About the Game

Deuces Wild Double Up largely follows the format of poker online, its main differences being displayed in the title. Deuces (2s) are wild in this twist on the classic casino game, giving you a better chance to create more combos from your 5-card hand. The other difference is the introduction of the Double Up bonus game – more on that later.

Before you begin, there are choices to be made: you must choose between playing 1, 5, 10 or 25 hands. Then set and place your bet by choosing one of 5 bet levels (25-125 in increments of 25) and 1 of 6 coin values (0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20 and 0.50).

When you’re ready, click the deal button to deal the first hand. Cards that are part of a winning hand are held automatically. You can choose to hold or let go of any unheld or held cards. Then click draw to deal the second hand and see how you’ve done!

Seeing as this is poker online, the game helpfully shows you all the available options on screen and will highlight any winning hands created from your hand. Winning hands are as follows, and remember, deuces are WILD so can substitute the vast majority of hands:

NATURAL ROYAL FLUSH – This hand is a royal flush of 10, J, Q, K and A in the same suit without a wild deuce substitute.

FOUR DEUCES – All 4 suits of deuces.

ROYAL STRAIGHT FLUSH – 10, J, Q, K and A in a matching suit with 1 or more wild deuces substituting other cards.

THREE / FOUR / FIVE OF A KIND – 3 or 4 cards of the same rank. To match 5 of a kind, you must have 4 of a kind with a wild deuce as your fifth card.

FULL HOUSE – 3 matching cards of the same rank and 2 matching cards of another rank.

FLUSH – 5 cards of the same suit.

STRAIGHT – 5 consecutive cards (ie. 3-7) of mixed suits.

As mentioned before, this online poker game has an extra twist with the Double Up Gamble Feature. After each winning hand, you may gamble your winnings.

If you choose to gamble, 5 new cards are dealt face down and you must guess if they are red or black. If you choose one correctly, your winnings double and you may collect your winnings or gamble again by guessing another card’s colour. Your winnings will double with each correct guess but pick the wrong colour and it’s all lost so choose wisely!

The Verdict

If you like poker online, then you’re bound to enjoy Deuces Wild Double Up. With a couple of additions, it remains largely pure with just enough twists to give a fresh perspective on the perennial casino game.