Poker Game
DJ Wild Poker

DJ Wild®is a registered trademark of Bally Gaming, Inc. and is used with permission on this website.

DJ Wild (Deuces, Joker) is a poker game that recently hit the casino circuit. Marketed by Shuffle Master, the company that also gave us Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Caribbean Stud, Let it Ride, Blackjack Switch, and Mississippi Stud, may have another winner.

The objective of this poker game is to have a higher hand than the dealer. DJ Wild is played with a standard 52 card deck, plus one Joker. The 4 deuces and one joker make up five wild cards that can be substituted for any card.

How the DJ Wild Poker game is Played

Players must first make (2) equal bets in the Ante and Blind positions. An optional Trips bet is also available which pays even if the player loses the hand to the dealer.

Each player and dealer receive five cards face down. After reviewing the cards, the player makes one of two choices: (1) Fold, forfeiting the Ante and Blind wagers, the Trips bet if made remains active. (2) Make a Play bet of 2X the Ante. The player tucks the played cards face down under the wager.

The dealer will then reveal his cards, and in turn will compare the hand to the players’ hands that made the play wager. If the dealer beats the player, The Ante, Blind, and Play bets lose.

If the dealer and player tie, the Ante, Blind, and play bets push. If the player beats the dealer, the ante & play bets pay even money, the blind bet pays according to the following pay table:

Five Wilds                   1000/1

Royal Flush                 50/1

Five of a Kind              10/1

Straight Flush              9/1

Four of a Kind              4/1

Full House                    3/1

Flush                            2/1

Straight                        1/1

All Other.                      Push                  

Optional Trips Bet

This poker game’s winning trips wager pays according to the poker value of the player’s hand providing the hand has at least three of a kind. There are two separate pay tables, one without and one with wild cards. Payout amounts may vary slightly between jurisdictions, here is a common table:

Natural                                        Wild

Royal Flush - 1000/1              Five Wilds - 2000/1

Straight Flush - 200/1.            Royal Flush - 100/1

Four of a Kind - 90/1.              Five of a Kind - 100/1

Full House - 40/1.                   Straight Flush - 30/1

Flush - 25/1.                            Four of a Kind - 6/1

Straight - 20/1.                         Full House - 5/1

Three of a kind - 6/1.                Flush - 4/1

                                                 Straight - 3/1

                                                 Three of a Kind - 1/1

Optional Upgrade Wager

Another optional upgrade wager for DJ Wild Poker that’s available is the Two Way Bad Beat. (A bad beat is when you get beat and get paid.) With this option the player and dealer must have three of a kind or better, without a tie. If the player loses to the dealer, the player wins according to the following losing table:

 Royal Flush -       10,000/1

 Five of a Kind -    10,000/1

 Straight Flush -    5,000/1

 Four of a Kind -    500/1

 Full House -         400/1

 Flush -                 300/1

 Straight -              100/1

 Three of a Kind -   9/1

Strategy and House Edge

Strategy for this game is to raise with any pair of four or better. Otherwise fold. The house edge is calculated at about 3.5%.

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