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DOUBLE JOKER

 


Introduction

Double Joker is a variation of the Joker Poker. The game is played with a 54-card deck, containing 2 jokers. The two jokers are wild cards.

 

Strategy

Strategy for Double Joker is listed below. Find the table corresponding to the number of jokers in your initial hand, select the lowest numbered choice that you can form, then discard the remaining cards.

Microgaming & Others: No Joker Drawn

1 Royal Flush, Straight Flush
2 4 to a Royal Flush
3 4 of a Kind, Full House
4 Flush, Straight
5 3 of a Kind
6 4 to a Straight Flush
7 Two Pair
8 3 to a Royal Flush
8 4 to a Flush
10 One Pair
11 3 to Straight Flush, No Gap
12 4 to Straight, No Gap
13 3 to Straight Flush, Other
14 Suited TJ, TQ, JQ
15 4 to Straight, Other
16 Suited KQ, KJ, KT
17 2 to Straight Flush, No Gap
18 Suited AK, AQ, AJ, AT
19 2 to Straight Flush, 1 Gap
20 Redraw

 

 

 

 

Microgaming & Others: One Joker Drawn

1 Joker Royal, 5 of a Kind, Straight Flush
3 4 of a Kind
4 4 to Joker Royal
5 Full House
6 4 to Straight Flush, No Gap
7 Flush
8 4 to Straight Flush, 1 Gap
9 Straight
10 3 of a Kind
11 4 to Straight Flush, 2 Gaps
12 3 to Royal Flush
13 3 to Straight Flush, No Gaps
14 4 to Straight, No Gaps
15 3 to Straight Flush, 1 Gap
16 4 to Flush
17 3 to Straight Flush, Other
18* T (keeping Joker)
19 4 to Straight, Other
20* J, 6, 7, 8 (keeping Joker)
21* 5, 9 (keeping Joker)
22 Redraw (keeping Joker)
* Counterintuitive strategy relates to increased chance of straight with 5-T

 

 

 

 

Microgaming & Others: Two Jokers Drawn

1 Joker Royal, 5 of a Kind, Straight Flush
2 4 to Joker Royal -- JT, JQ, QT
3 4 of a Kind
4 4 to Joker Royal, Other
5 4 to Straight Flush
6 3 to Joker Royal
7 Flush
8* 6, 7, 8 (keeping Joker)
9* 5, 9 (keeping Joker)
10 Redraw (keeping Joker)
* Counterintuitive strategy relates to increased chance of straight with 5-9

 

 

 

 

Double Joker Paytables

Microgaming, Rival, Odds On, and Grand Virtual all use the standard paytable. Note the surprisingly poor house edge. Gale Wind and B3W offers an increased payout. Playtech, Cryptologic, and others do not offer double joker. See the payout calculator for estimating payout with other paytables.

Hand Gale Wind B3W Payout Standard Payout
Royal Flush 800 900 800
Royal with Joker 100 100 100
5 of a Kind 50 50 50
Straight Flush 25 25 25
4 of a Kind 10 8 8
Full House 8 5 5
Flush 6 4 4
Straight 4 3 3
3 of a Kind 1 2 2
Two Pairs 1 1 1
Nothing 0 0 0
Payout 98.40% 98.32% 98.10%

 

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