Coming from Boston on my way home a few weeks ago, a very candid older man sat next to me on the plane. One of those people you just like from the moment you see them. We spoke all the way and of course my job came into the conversation with much appreciation on his part and of course, my part. He was very interested to know details about online gambling, since he had opened an account a few weeks before. The conversation was really entertaining.
“But tell me about Loose Deuces. I just can’t grasp it. Help me kick ass at it.”
With this request, I gave him a detailed explanation on how to get a hold of Loose Deuces. The man got serious and wrote everything down in a notepad. And by the end of the trip, I had written down the idea of writing a post about it.
Loose Deuces is a type of poker that’s easy to play and has a few set of rules. There are two kinds of hands: single handed and multi-handed. It’s also important to know that hands in Video Poker are generally ranked in a specific order, but the game-specific pay tables may vary and are always posted on each machine. I’m posting several facts and rules about the game as concise and clear as possible.
Rules of Loose Deuces
Player wins if the final hand is at least a 3 of a kind.
- Player loses if the final hand does not meet the minimum hand of 3 of a kind.
- Hands are ranked in following order: 3 of a kind, straight, flush, full house, 4 of a kind, straight flush, 5 of a kind, Wild Royal with 2s, four deuces and royal flush.
- Cards for each hand are dealt from a single deck.
- Cards are shuffled after every hand.
- The player may discard up to five cards.
- All 2s are wild.
- Special payout for hands containing 5 of a kind, Wild Royals with 2s or four deuces.
- Hands in Video Poker are generally ranked in the order based on the following table, but the game-specific pay tables may vary and are always posted on each machine.
- Payouts are based on the pay table displayed in the game. And like I mentioned before, it may change from machine to machine. Payouts increase when the player chooses to increase the bet per hand and when they choose to play multiple hands.
Single Hand Video Poker
- Each Video Poker game that consists of one hand can be played for $0.05, $0.25, $0.50, $1 and $5.
- The player can click on Pay Table to view the payout table and the proper column will be highlighted based on the amount of coins played.
- Single credits can be inserted into the Video Poker machine by clicking the coin-slot in the bottom right corner.
Multi-Hand Video Poker
- Each Video Poker game that consists of three or more hands can be played for $0.01, $0.05, $0.25, $0.50 and $1.
- In addition, players can choose from 3 hands, 10 hands, 52 hands or 100 hands. If playing a game that consists of three or more hands, the player can click on Pay Table to view the payout table and the proper column will be highlighted based on the amount of coins played.
- In each of the hands played by a player, the cards held by the player appear. Cards are drawn randomly to fill the rest of the spots. Once a card or cards have been discarded by the player, the card or cards cannot appear in any of the subsequent hands.
- You must have a $5 account balance to play multi-hand Video Poker.
Buttons & Actions
These are important to know, since you will find them in every machine and you need to master them before you play:
- Cash Out: Click on the red cash out button to stop playing and cash out credits and winnings.
- Bet One: Bets one coin each time it is clicked, up to a maximum of five coins.
- Draw Deal: Deals the cards after a bet has been placed or after the player selects which cards they wish to hold.
- Bet Max: Clicking Max Bet bets five coins and deals the cards.
- Bet: The player purchases credits by clicking on chips to put into the game, then decides whether to bet 1-5 coins, each increasing the payout for a winning hand.
- Hold: Click on selected cards to hold them before the deal.
I hope these instructions are as useful to you as they seemed to be for my trip partner. I do have to inform that we have become buddies and played Poker at a casino twice, since our trip.