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Last Updated: June 28, 2016

13/4/3 Bonus Deuces Wild strategy


The following video poker strategy is for 13/4/3 Bonus Deuces Wild.

13/4/3 Bonus Deuces Wild

Hand Payoff
Natural Royal Flush 800
Four Deuces w/Ace 400
Four Deuces 200
Wild Royal Flush 25
Five Aces 80
Five 3s/4s/5s 40
Five 6s thru Ks 20
Straight Flush 13
Four of a Kind 4
Full House 3
Flush 3
Straight 1
Three of a Kind 1

To use the strategy, locate the appropriate category based on how many deuces were dealt, then look up all of the reasonable ways to play a hand and choose the play that is highest on the list. While optimal strategy returns 98.8025%, the strategy presented below is the optimal "exceptionless" strategy, which returns 98.7979%.

No Deuces Dealt

  1. Royal Flush
  2. 4 to a Royal Flush
  3. Straight Flush
  4. 4 of a kind
  5. Full House
  6. Flush
  7. 3 of a kind
  8. 4 to a Straight Flush
  9. 3 to a Royal Flush
  10. Straight
  11. 4 to a Flush
  12. 1 pair: Aces
  13. 3 to a Straight Flush: 567, 678, 789, 89T, 9TJ
  14. 1 pair: 3s/4s/5s
  15. 1 pair: 6s thru Ks
  16. 3 to a Straight Flush
  17. 2 to a Royal Flush: TJ
  18. 2 to a Royal Flush: TQ/JQ
  19. 2 to a Royal Flush: TK/JK/QK
  20. Discard everything

One Deuce Dealt

  1. Full House or better
  2. 4 to a Wild Royal Flush
  3. Flush
  4. 3 of a kind: 3s/4s/5s, Qs/Ks/As
  5. 4 to a Straight Flush (except Ace-low)
  6. 3 of a kind
  7. 4 to a Straight Flush (Ace-low)
  8. 3 to a Wild Royal Flush: deuce + TJ, TQ
  9. 3 to a Wild Royal Flush: deuce + JQ, TK/JK/QK
  10. 3 to a Straight Flush: deuce + 67, 78, 89, 9T
  11. 3 to a Wild Royal Flush: deuce + TA/JA/QA/KA
  12. Straight
  13. 3 to a Straight Flush: deuce + 57, 68, 8T, 9J
  14. 3 to a Straight Flush: deuce + 56, 79
  15. 4 to a Flush: deuce + 45T, 79A
  16. Deuce only

Two Deuces Dealt

  1. 4 of a kind or better
  2. 4 to a Wild Royal Flush
  3. 4 to a Straight Flush: deuces + 45, 56, 57, 67, 68, 78, 79, 89, 8T, 9T, 9J
  4. Deuces + Ace
  5. 4 to a Straight Flush: deuces + 7T, 8J
  6. Deuces only

Three Deuces Dealt

  1. 5 of a kind or better
  2. Deuces + Ace
  3. Deuces only

Four Deuces Dealt

  1. Deuces + Ace
  2. Deuces only

Card Key

Card Abbreviations

Letter Card
T 10
J Jack
Q Queen
K King
A Ace