STICKMAN’S STANCE: PLAYING DOUBLE DEUCES VIDEO POKER
by Jerry "Stickman"
Jerry "Stickman" is an expert in craps, blackjack, video poker and advantage slot machine play. Frank Scoblete’s and Jerry "Stickman’s" new book is "Everything Casino Poker: Get the Edge at Video Poker, Texas Hold’em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Pai Gow Poker." He is a regular contributor to top gaming magazines. You can contact Jerry "Stickman" firstname.lastname@example.org .
Last month, I reviewed Loose Deuces video poker games. Of all wild card video poker games, the deuces wild category is by far the largest. Countless variations of pay tables provide a nearly limitless selection of deuces wild games for the video poker player. Helping to add to the popularity of deuces wild games are dozens of different cool sounding names such as Loose Deuces, Downtown Deuces, Big Split Poker Deuces Wild, Colorado Deuces, Airport Deuces, and Illinois Deuces. Even the term deuce is given the colloquial moniker of "duck." Rather than just call a short-pay schedule "a short-pay schedule," they have been given catchy nicknames: Not So Ugly Ducks and Ugly Ducks are examples. This month I will review two variations of "Double Deuces" video poker.
Double Deuces Poker
The name tells it all. Double Deuces Poker pays double for four deuces – 400-for-1 instead of 200-for-1. That is the only change from the standard Deuces Wild Poker. That change, however, roughly doubles the variance to about 50 from about 25. The full-pay version returns 99.62 percent, however, so it is a decent paying game.
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