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.
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
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
All Other. Push
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:
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
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 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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