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2 Ways Royal
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2 Ways Royal

Playtech has a diverse collection of video poker variations and one of the most interesting games among them is 2 Ways Royal. It is based on classic Jacks or Better but it gives players the chance to form not one but two top-paying poker hands that bring 4,000 coins with a maximum wager.
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2 Ways Royal is a Jacks or Better video poker game with a big twist, it pays for two different royal flushes. This game is a ton of fun because it will pay the same as a royal for any straight flush 2-6 as well as a standard royal flush A-10. The payout for a four of a kind is a little higher then a Jacks or Better machine as well.

The object of 2 Ways Royal Video Poker is to obtain a five-card poker hand that contains a winning combination (see the pay table on the machine). The better your hand, the bigger the payout. You choose how many and which of your cards are to be replaced. You may replace your cards only once.

In 2 Ways Royal, a combination of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 of the same suit is called the Lo Royal Flush. 10, J, Q, K, A of the same suit is called the Hi Royal Flush.

How To Play

Playtech’s 2 Ways Royal is fairly easy to play and everyone who knows the basics of regular Jacks or Better would easily understand the rules. The game uses a standard deck of 52 cards and has no wild cards in it. Players need to collect 5 cards that constitute a winning poker hand in order to receive a payout.

Before that, they need to place a wager by selecting the number (1-5 coins) and value of the coins ($/€0.05-$/€1.00) they want to bet. After hitting the Deal button, they receive the first 5 cards and choose the ones they want to keep. Then, all other cards are replaced and if there is a winning hand, it is immediately announced. Players can gamble their winnings in a separate round where they pick a card and compare it to the dealer’s card. If they win, their winnings are doubled.

Choose the value of the coins you wish to wager each round, by clicking on the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ buttons.
Click ‘Bet One’ or ‘Bet Max’ to select the number of coins you wish to wager. Each click on the ‘Bet One’ button increases your bet by the value of the coin you selected. Pressing ‘Bet Max’ increases your bet to the maximum amount possible – that is five coins – and deals the cards automatically. You can also click the appropriate column on the winnings table to specify your bet size.
Click ‘Deal’ (if you did not press ‘Bet Max’).
Choose which cards you wish to keep by pressing the ‘Hold’ button underneath the card, or by clicking on the card itself.
Click ‘Deal’ to replace the cards that you did not choose to hold.

Doubling
If you end up with a winning hand, you can accept the win (press ‘Collect’), or you have the option to Double it. Should you choose to Double, the dealer draws an open card and you are given 4 unexposed cards to choose between. If you choose a card that is lower than the dealer’s, you lose your original win. If the cards are equal, it is a tie, and you have the option to collect your original winnings (press ‘Collect’) or Double again. If your card is higher, you win double the amount of your original winnings. You then have the option to collect your winnings or Double even further.

You can also choose to Half Double, which means you only double using half of your winning amount, and deposit the rest into your balance.

In each separate game you are subject to a dynamic Double limit, based on the size of your original win. The maximum amount you will be allowed to double will be displayed in the ‘Double-Up Limit’ box. You will not be allowed to wager any amount greater than the displayed limit.

You can move the Double window (if enabled in the Options) by dragging it with the mouse. Doubling is a separate game round, and can be viewed as such in the Game History.