If you are a slots player you'll know that a wild symbol on the pay-line substitutes for any wining symbol. In Deuces wild video poker it’s the same thing with the 2’s.
On the other hand, if you are approaching video poker from a poker player's perspective, the best way of describing Deuces Wild 2's is like a Joker card. Instead of a Joker (as in Joker Poker) you can use the deck's two's to create better hands - substituting for any card.
Deuces Wild - How it works
You don't have to "call your hand" in any way, the software will automatically calculate the strongest hand for you and, for example, substitute a 2 for a ten in order to create a straight or a full house -or whatever other card you need to create a winning hand.
Actually, the game is quite straight forward - if you have played a regular Jacks or Better video poker game before you will get the picture of the Wild cards pretty quickly. However, there are some things to consider before you jump into the game.
The advantage the player gets by having four wild cards in the deck is, of course, huge. To make up for this, the pay-tables look a bit different if you compare with regular Jacks or Better machines. Single or two pairs do not even pay off; the payout starts at three of a kind. Four deuces are usually the next strongest hand, only beaten by a natural royal flush.
Unusually Low Winnings?
At a first glance, the payouts in Deuces Wild might look a bit lower than in Jacks or Better or other video poker machines, but that is only because it's not as hard to get with the wild deuces in play. If you study the pay-table you can see that the expected value of the two games is pretty much the same.
Deuces wild Multi-hand machines
Just as with many other video poker variants you can also play in multi-hand mode. This means that you are dealt up to fifty hands at the same time.