DJ Wild is a poker-based game in which the deuces and a single joker are considered wild and can stand in for any other card. You can enjoy this cool game at a few casinos located in the US and a couple which are found in the UK.
- You will need a 53-card deck which also includes a single joker inside of it.
- The hands that you can have are ranked as follows, from highest to lowest:
- Five Wilds
- Royal Flush
- Five of a Kind
- Straight Flush
- Four of a Kind
- Full House
- Three of a Kind
- Two Pair
- Ace high or less
- To start playing the player will have to make equal bets on the Ante and Blind. There is also the option of another bet which is called the Trips side bet.
- Now the dealer will hand each player and himself exactly five cards each.
- After he has inspected his cards a player can either fold here or make a Play bet. The Play bet has to be exactly equal to two times the Ante bet that he made before.
- Now the dealer will reveal all of his cards and compare it to the player’s, the highest poker value will win the hand.
- In the case that the dealer has the higher hand, the player will lose his cards and all of the bets that he made.
- If there is a tie between both hands, the Ante, Blind and Play bets will have to be pushed to the next round of play.
- When the player ends up having the higher hand, the Ante and Play bets will pay him even money. The Blind bet will pay according to a pay table which you will find below.
- And last but not least the Trips bet will pay depending on the poker value of the player’s bet only.
Blind Bet Pay Table
- Five Wilds – 1000 to 1
- Royal Flush – 50 to 1
- Five of a Kind – 10 to 1
- Straight Flush – 9 to 1
- Four of a Kind – 4 to 1
- Full House – 3 to 1
- Flush – 2 to 1
- Straight – 1 to 1
- Three of a Kind or less – Push
The strategy for this game is pretty straightforward. You have to raise when you have a pair of fours or better, except when you have two fours and a single three. Otherwise you should fold. The reason for the three singleton exception is because a pair of fours will beat a pair of threes, and the odds of the dealer getting a pair of threes is a lot smaller if you are holding one in your hand.